Founding Members: Marshall and Amye McCallie
Pisgah Forest has played a meaningful role in the lives of Marshall and Amye McCallie. In fact, Marshall’s first real hiking and backpacking experience took place in the Pisgah Forest when he was just 13 years old; and experience he says made all the difference in a life grounded in the outdoors. Marshall and Amye are charter members of the Pisgah Conservancy because of their great appreciation and love for the outdoors. “While serving in the Middle East and Africa with the US Foreign Service, we sought to replicate many of those outdoor camping experiences we enjoyed in the Pisgah Forest. We returned in the summers to place our sons in camp in Transylvania, hoping that they too could experience the specific joy of hiking in the high Pisgahs and along the lower mountain streams in the national forest. Today, our grandchildren enjoy this wonderful natural treasure. We applaud the work of the Pisgah Conservancy and hope that, working alongside the great staff of the US Forest Service, the Conservancy will be instrumental in nurturing and preserving the forest for generations to come."