Education & Outreach Manager
828.252.8474 ext 112
Justin originally served for two years as an AmeriCorps Volunteer Coordinator at RiverLink. After creating a strong bond with the communities and ecosystems of the French Broad River he was brought on full time to manage RiverLink’s volunteer and education programs. A true native of North Carolina, Justin was born and raised in Raleigh and attended school at Appalachian State University where he studied Sustainable Development. Between college and RiverLink he studied glacial retreat in the Peruvian Andes and served with the Maryland State Park Service.
Justin has a particular expertise in graphic design, outreach, environmental education, event management and invasive control methods. Now that he has settled in Asheville he’s excited to bring his experience and passion for aquatic ecosystems to the people of the watershed. He hopes to inspire, teach and encourage new groups of people to appreciate and protect their natural surroundings. If you need to find Justin he’ll likely be floating down a river, hiking up a mountain, playing with art supplies or enjoying a nice cold beer.