Clay Barber

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

Jillian Howell

Jillian 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 to Boston…

Lesley Castle

Lesley joined Sound Rivers (formerly the Neuse River Foundation) in 2013. She assisted the Executive Director with the merger of the Neuse River Foundation and the Pamlico-Tar River Foundation…

Katy Langley Hunt

Katy joined Sound Rivers as Lower Neuse Riverkeeper on June 26, 2017 and is based in New Bern.   As Lower Neuse Riverkeeper, Katy is Sound Rivers’ primary representative…

Corinne Everett Belch

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

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…

Matthew Starr

Matthew began his involvement with the Neuse Riverkeeper Foundation working on our Muddy Water Watch program, aimed at reducing sedimentation pollution. In 2012, he was hired as a program coordinator responsible for organizing…