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Leah grew up in the suburbs outside of Washington, D.C., and spent summers escaping the concrete jungle by spending time with their family in the Adirondack region of upstate New York. It is there that they first grew their connection to the wilderness and to the water. After obtaining a degree in Natural Resources Conservation from Virginia Tech, Leah served one term in Utah Conservation Corps, doing invasives removal in Southern Utah, and one term in Northwest Youth Corps, leading youth crews to perform trail work in the rainforests of Oregon. From there, they engaged in a variety of different conservation and education related jobs, including wilderness therapy, youth education, mentorship, and trail crew leadership.
Leah is excited to be a part of the Riverlink team, and develop lasting relationships with the communities and families in Asheville. They are passionate about connecting children to the environment, and are excited to oversee the expansion of Riverlink’s education program into the afterschool sector. In their freetime, Leah enjoys spending time outdoors, and playing music with their friends.