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North Carolina

Chapter Staff Directory

Katherine D. Skinner

Executive Director

In 30-plus years, we have protected 700,000 acres of land in North Carolina. The staff of our chapter can be found working all across the state. Most are located at the chapter office in Durham. Five regional offices also carry out the Conservancy's mission and work with local communities. They are:

  • Nags Head Woods Ecological Preserve (Kill Devil Hills)
  • Roanoke River (Halifax)
  • Southeast Coastal Plain, often abbreviated as SECP (Wilmington)
  • Sandhills (Southern Pines)
  • Mountains (Asheville)

Katherine D. Skinner (pictured) is executive director of The North Carolina Chapter of The Nature Conservancy.

Contact the North Carolina chapter's Director of Communications, Debbie Crane, at if you have questions. 

For questions pertaining to the website, contact Meghan Prichard at

The main number for our office is (919) 403-8558. Each employee in the Durham office also has a direct number, listed below.

Staff Directory

Name/Title Location Phone
Fred Annand
Associate Director
Durham (919) 246-9651
Jessie Birckhead
Philanthropy & Communications Associate
Durham (919) 794-4398
Margit Bucher
Assistant Director of
Science & Stewardship
Durham (919) 794-4368
Angie Carl
Coastal Stewardship & Fire Program Manager
Wilmington (910) 395-5000
Neal Cheek
Philanthropy Outreach &
Volunteer Coordinator
Durham (919) 794-4371
Gretchen Coll
Sandhills Conservation Coordinator
Southern Pines (910) 246-0300
Debbie Crane
Communications & Marketing
Durham (919) 794-4373
Margaret Fields
GIS & Invasive Species
Durham (919) 794-4376
Mike Horak
Senior Associate Director of Philanthropy
Asheville (828) 350-1431
Karin Horn
Director of Operations
Durham (919) 794-4375
Carla Hudy
Philanthropy Coordinator
Durham (919) 794-4378
Kristen Huffman
Philanthropy Manager
Durham (919) 794-4380
Genevieve Joseph
Associate Director of Philanthropy
Durham (919) 794-8870
Liz Kalies
Director of Science
Durham (919) 794-4369
Jennifer Lamb
Southern Blue Ridge Conservation Coordinator
Asheville (828) 350-1431
Jodie LaPoint
Assistant Director of Conservation
Durham (919) 794-4379
LaDonna Lindgren
Major Gifts Manager
Durham (919) 794-4381
Jeff Marcus
Longleaf Pine Restoration Program Director
Southern Pines (910) 246-0300
Aaron McCall
Northeast Regional Steward
Kill Devil Hills (252) 441-2525
Hervey McIver
Longleaf Pine Protection Program Director
Durham (919) 794-4396
Will Morgan
Director of Government Relations
Durham (919) 794-4372
Matthew Moskwik
ORISE Fellow
Southern Pines (910) 695-3323
Jesse Mowles-Aring
TIS Operations Manager
Asheville (919) 794-6564
Kate Murray
NE Region Conservation Coordinator
Kill Devil Hills (252) 441-2525
Mike Norris
Sandhills Stewardship & Fire Program Manager
Southern Pines (910) 246-0300
Chuck Peoples
Director of Conservation Programs
Durham (919) 794-8869
Janice Periquet
Director of Philanthropy
Durham (919) 246-5189
Christine Pickens
Coastal Restoration & Adaptation Specialist
Kill Devil Hills (252) 441-2525
Meghan Prichard
Philanthropy & Communications Liaison
Durham (919) 794-8868
Dan Ryan
NC Longleaf Pine Whole System Director
Wilmington (910) 395-5000
Katie Sauerbrey
Sandhills Land Protection Specialist & ORISE Fellow
Southern Pines (910) 246-0300
Kate Sayers
Associate Director of Philanthropy
Durham (919) 794-4399
Jolene Schira
Director of Finance
Durham (919) 794-4399
Katherine Skinner
Executive Director
Durham (919) 794-8867
Megan Sutton
Southern Blue Ridge
Program Director
Asheville (828) 350-1431
Adam Warwick
Southern Blue Ridge
Stewardship Manager
Asheville (828) 350-1431
Zach West
Conservation Coordinator
Wilmington (910) 395-5000



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