Heather Jacobs Deck

Heather joined the staff of Sound Rivers in July 2003, and over the years has led our advocacy, volunteer and educational programs. With nearly 20 years of…

Jillian Howell

Jill grew up in Saugus, Massachusetts, just outside of Boston. She received a B.A. in environmental studies and global studies from Colby College in 2012 before returning…

Samantha Krop

Samantha Krop is the Neuse Riverkeeper, Sound Rivers’ advocate for the health of the Neuse and its many tributaries, from Durham to Havelock. Sam came…

Katy Langley Hunt

Katy is Sound Rivers’ staff scientist, a position created in April 2022 to reinforce our science-based advocacy in both the Neuse and Tar-Pamlico watersheds. Katy

Clay Barber

Clay joined the Sound Rivers team in August 2019 as our Environmental Projects Coordinator. Having spent most of his life along the rivers and coasts of eastern…

Corinne Everett Belch

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In January 2017, Corinne Everett Belch joined Sound Rivers as our Director of Development. Corinne grew up just outside Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and has a lifelong passion for the environment…

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…

Grace Lekson

Grace Lekson is Sound Rivers’ office administrator. Her history with us started in 1985, when she first became a member of Pamlico-Tar River Foundation, but her love of the…

Madelyn Garrison

Madelyn Garrison is a junior at East Carolina University, majoring in biology. She refers to herself as an “Army brat,”…

Megan Long

Megan Long is a senior at East Carolina University, majoring in public health with a concentration in community health. Born…

Maia Schweikert

Maia Schweikert is from Elkin, a small town in Western North Carolina, which is where her love for the environment…