Heather Housman, 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.  With the exception of a few months at the Division of Air Quality promulgating regulations, she has spent most of her career continuing to spend as much time as possible outdoors working for LFUCG Parks & Recreation and the Kentucky Nature Preserves Commission.  She is an author of articles in Forest Ecology and Management and Journal of the Torrey Botanical Society, as well as Kentucky's Natural Heritage: An Illustrated Guide to Biodiversity.    

Heather has been on the Board of Directors of WWLT since 2007, currently serving as Board President, Chair of the Conservation Committee and member of the Performance Excellence Committee, Strategic Conservation Planning Sub-Committee and Extravaganza Committee.  She lives with her husband Rex and their daughter Sarah on the banks of Elkhorn Creek in Franklin County.