Deborah L. White, Executive Director   Deborah served as a botanist and program manager for the Kentucky Nature Preserves Commission, a state agency, until her retirement in 2014. Her interest in conservation began as a kid during summers on her family's farm, as well as growing up in Florida, where the land changed from wild areas to subdivisions very quickly.  Continue reading...

Deborah L. White, Executive Director

Deborah served as a botanist and program manager for the Kentucky Nature Preserves Commission, a state agency, until her retirement in 2014. Her interest in conservation began as a kid during summers on her family's farm, as well as growing up in Florida, where the land changed from wild areas to subdivisions very quickly. Continue reading...

Heather Housman,  WWLT Board President, Chair of the Conservation Committee    Heather   grew up in Western Kentucky spending as much time as possible outdoors. She received a BS in Natural Resource Conservation and Management and an MS in Forest Ecology from the University of Kentucky. Her graduate work focused on the forests of the Cumberland Plateau and included entomology.   Continue reading...

Heather Housman, WWLT Board President, Chair of the Conservation Committee

Heather grew up in Western Kentucky spending as much time as possible outdoors. She received a BS in Natural Resource Conservation and Management and an MS in Forest Ecology from the University of Kentucky. Her graduate work focused on the forests of the Cumberland Plateau and included entomology.

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Kay Harker, Vice President   Kay, like many on the Board, learned about conservation from someone early in life – her grandfather. On their family farm in Tennessee, he was keenly aware that when bottomlands along the river were used for row crops, erosion gullies formed. Having a farmer’s respect and awareness of the land, he repaired the gullies and no longer tilled the bottomland.  Continue reading...

Kay Harker, Vice President

Kay, like many on the Board, learned about conservation from someone early in life – her grandfather. On their family farm in Tennessee, he was keenly aware that when bottomlands along the river were used for row crops, erosion gullies formed. Having a farmer’s respect and awareness of the land, he repaired the gullies and no longer tilled the bottomland. Continue reading...

 
Mary Margaret Lowe,  Secretary; Chair of the Performance Excellence Committee (PEC)  Mary Margaret was the Library Director at Georgetown College for twenty years, until her retirement in 2011. She has extensive experience in accreditation, budgeting, and personnel. Previously she worked for twelve years as a research analyst at the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture, Food, and Environment, including three years as a seed purity analyst.  Continue reading...

Mary Margaret Lowe, Secretary; Chair of the Performance Excellence Committee (PEC)

Mary Margaret was the Library Director at Georgetown College for twenty years, until her retirement in 2011. She has extensive experience in accreditation, budgeting, and personnel. Previously she worked for twelve years as a research analyst at the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture, Food, and Environment, including three years as a seed purity analyst. Continue reading...

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Richard Rosen, Treasurer

Richard was born and raised in Fairmont, Minnesota, a small farming community in southern Minnesota. He received a degree in Chemical Engineering from Iowa State University and an MBA from St. Thomas College. He was employed for 24 years by the 3M Company as a Project Engineer, Marketing Manager, and Business Unit Manager. Continue reading...

Mary Beth Robson,  Chair of the Fundraising & Outreach Committee    Mary Beth is a Professional Engineer with 28 years of experience in Environmental Engineering. She earned her Chemical Engineering degree at the University of Cincinnati and her Master’s degree in Environmental Engineering at the University of Notre Dame.   Continue reading...

Mary Beth Robson, Chair of the Fundraising & Outreach Committee

Mary Beth is a Professional Engineer with 28 years of experience in Environmental Engineering. She earned her Chemical Engineering degree at the University of Cincinnati and her Master’s degree in Environmental Engineering at the University of Notre Dame.

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Chris Schimmoeller   “I grew up outdoors,” says Chris Schimmoeller, current Board President. “The natural world has always made me happy and fulfilled, and everyday I feel lucky to be able to work for the conservation of this irreplaceably beautiful land where we live.”   Continue reading...

Chris Schimmoeller

“I grew up outdoors,” says Chris Schimmoeller, current Board President. “The natural world has always made me happy and fulfilled, and everyday I feel lucky to be able to work for the conservation of this irreplaceably beautiful land where we live.”

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Andrew Cammack   Andrew has lived in Owen and Franklin Counties all his life. He has worked for the state Natural Resources and Environmental Protection Cabinet, the Legislative Research Commission (LRC), and the City of Frankfort as city arborist and manager of Cove Spring Park/Nature Preserve.   Continue reading...

Andrew Cammack

Andrew has lived in Owen and Franklin Counties all his life. He has worked for the state Natural Resources and Environmental Protection Cabinet, the Legislative Research Commission (LRC), and the City of Frankfort as city arborist and manager of Cove Spring Park/Nature Preserve.

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Morgan Jones   “Even before I knew what land conservation was, it was important to me. I grew up in the Pocono Mountains of northeast Pennsylvania. At that time, rural lands were beginning to be developed into “country” subdivisions, shopping centers and office parks. Still, there remained enough wild lands around our subdivision to allow my teenage friends and I to explore nearby woods and streams-hiking, fishing, camping and bike riding deep into the woods.  Continue reading...

Morgan Jones

“Even before I knew what land conservation was, it was important to me. I grew up in the Pocono Mountains of northeast Pennsylvania. At that time, rural lands were beginning to be developed into “country” subdivisions, shopping centers and office parks. Still, there remained enough wild lands around our subdivision to allow my teenage friends and I to explore nearby woods and streams-hiking, fishing, camping and bike riding deep into the woods. Continue reading...

 
Lee Troutwine   Lee joined the board in January 2019.  Lee and his wife own property on Elkhorn Creek and enjoy it every day.

Lee Troutwine

Lee joined the board in January 2019. Lee and his wife own property on Elkhorn Creek and enjoy it every day.

Nathan Depenbrock    Nathan and his wife Allison own and run Canoe KY, a business that gets people out on our river and streams.

Nathan Depenbrock

Nathan and his wife Allison own and run Canoe KY, a business that gets people out on our river and streams.

Joe Johnson    Joe runs Bluegrass Realty in Frankfort.  He joined the board in Summer 2019.

Joe Johnson

Joe runs Bluegrass Realty in Frankfort. He joined the board in Summer 2019.

 
 
 
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Advisors to the Board

Charles Jones

Keenan Bishop

Hugh Archer