Board of Trustees

CMLC is grateful to our esteemed trustees and advisors. Their hard work and dedication provide CMLC with great expertise and guidance.

Thoughts from our Trustees

"We owe CMLC, its hard working and dedicated staff and many volunteers much more than we will ever know. Conservation truly is a once in our lifetime opportunity. It is so satisfying to be a part of an organization that truly believes that." David Efird
 
"I have enjoyed being part of an organization that functions so well to protect local and regional forests, rivers, and farmland while bringing smiles and tax advantages to those interested in land preservation." Bob Wald - past president and trustee
 
"I became involved in CMLC because I am a true believer in their work and their cause. In high school I spent most of my free time hiking, camping, & fishing in western North Carolina. I want to do all that I can to preserve what I had, for my children and their children." Mark Tooley
 
"If not for CMLC the beautiful woods, streams, and mountains around my home would not have been saved in its incomparably rich biodiversity and wildlife, and we would not have the scope of the amazing new state park of Hickory Nut Gorge, as well as several other magnificent nature preserves to be hiked and savored." Diana Richards

OFFICERS

Lee Mulligan
President, Estate Planning Attorney
 
Chris Braund
Vice President, Lake Lure Town Manager
 
Genien Carlson
Treasurer, Retired Banking Professional
 
Ken Adams
Secretary, Financial Advisor
 
Lynn Carnes Pitts
Past President, President, Carnes & Associates, Inc.

BOARD MEMBERS

Ruth Birge
Executive Director, United Way
 
Grant Bullard
Owner, Gwynn Valley Camp
 
Tom Davis
Retired Cardiologist
 
Amos Dawson
Environmental Attorney
 
David Efird
Real Estate Agent
 
Brenda Hillyer
Retired Non-profit Development Professional
 
John Humphrey
Retired Engineer & CMLC Conservation Easement Landowner
  
Meredith Keever
Paralegal
 
Bernard Kitheka
Graduate Student, Clemson University
 
Bill Moyer
Former Henderson County Commissioner
 
Mary Jo Padgett
Self-Employed
 
Fred Weed
Retired College Administrator

ADVISORY BOARD

Katie Breckheimer
Environmental Consultant
 
Beverly Burns
Retired Teacher
 
Bob Carter
Retired, USDA Natural Resource Conservation Service
 
David Keller
Healthcare Business Consultant & Financial Planner, Doctors Management
 
William Leatherwood
Certified Aborist & Owner, WNC-GIS
 
Chuck McGrady
Representative, NC House of Representatives District 117
 
Jim Neal
Retired, NASA Director of Procurement, Government Contract Consultant
 
Rev. Jim McKinley
Minister, Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Hendersonville
 
Larry Ragsdale
Retired, Professor of Environmental Studies, Brevard College
 
Luther Smith
President, Luther E. Smith & Associates, P.A.
 
Hilliard Staton
Retired, Investment Counselor, Merrill Lynch
 
Bill Thomas
Retired, Dupont, Inc.
 
Bob Wald, MD
Retired, Psychiatrist
 
Anne Valentine
Landscape Architect
 
Bob Youngerman
Retired, Healthcare Administrator

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