Heather Jacobs Deck



Heather joined the staff in July 2003, and over the years has led our advocacy, volunteer and educational programs. With over 15 years of experience, as the Pamlico-Tar Riverkeeper and now Executive Director, she is a sought-after expert on river environmental issues. She has been appointed to numerous commissions and working groups related to North Carolina’s water policies and management of the watershed and currently sits on the state’s Sedimentation Control Commission. Heather has a master’s degree in environmental management from the Nicholas School of the Environment at Duke University, where her concentration was in water and air resources with an emphasis on water quality and wetland ecosystems.

Her undergraduate degree from Lycoming College in Williamsport, Pa., is in biology with a minor in economics. From 2000-2002, Heather served as a Peace Corps volunteer for agro-forestry and environmental education in El Salvador. She resides in Washington with her husband and daughters.

Contact Heather:  heather@soundrivers.org