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CHRIS BARTON | President

Christopher D. Barton, Ph.D., is a Professor of Forest Hydrology and Watershed Management in the Department of Forestry and Director of the Appalachian Center at the University of Kentucky. He is also the founder of Green Forests Work.



Carmen Agouridis is the Senior Associate Dean for Instruction in the College of Agriculture, Food and Environment and an Extension Associate Professor of Ecosystem Protection and Restoration in the Department of Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering (BAE) at the University of Kentucky. Dr. Agouridis’s research focuses on using applied research to address current issues in the natural resource management, particularly restoration of water systems impacted by agricultural, urban, or mining activities. She has served as principal or co-principal investigator on over $9.4 million in grants, authored nearly 50 refereed publications and over 30 extension publications, and advised over 30 undergraduate and graduate research projects. 

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STEVE FELCH | Secretary

Steve Felch is a recent retiree of the US Department of the Interior and currently resides in North Carolina. Before retiring, Steve worked as a Federal Preservation Officer for the Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement in Washington D.C. Among his many duties, Steve served on the ARRI Core Team and as the liaison for ARRI at OSMRE's headquarters. He also worked as a migratory bird specialist, served on a pollinator task force, and dealt with invasive species issues.

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MARY MILLER | Board Member

Mary has been a lifelong environmental advocate. Most recently, she has been a prominent member of the Cumberland Chapter of the Sierra Club and the Kentucky River Watershed Watch. She is also heavily involved in environmental improvement projects in her hometown of Wilmore, Kentucky, such as organizing several Arbor Day and riparian area improvement events and invasive species removal. 

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DOUG BLOM | Board Member

Doug Blom is a former business executive with a background that includes international operations, P&L management, business development, strategic planning, global accounts, sales and marketing, including data analytics, and communications. Doug recently retired from Komatsu Mining Corp but continues to work as a consultant/Strategic Advisor.


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