Sound Rivers Staff

Vail Stewart Rumley


Vail joined the Sound Rivers’ team in November 2020 as Sound Rivers’ communications director.

Vail came to Sound Rivers after a nine-year career as a reporter and editor at the Washington Daily News. Over the years, Vail has written numerous stories about issues affecting our waterways, including our years-long battle with Martin Marietta Materials over the potential destruction of the Blounts Creek ecosystem through the limestone mining process.

Vail’s passion for Sound Rivers’ mission started at a young age when she spent many childhood summers on the Pamlico River at Hawkins Beach with her family. Now she can be seen leading a paddleboard yoga class on the river each week during the summer.

Vail lives in Washington Park with her partner, Liane, and their three rescue dogs, who love the river just as much as they do.

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