Author Archives: Staff

Heather Beard

What can I say?  I was lucky enough to be born in North Carolina.  My best childhood memories are of rafting on the Eno River, hiking at Grandfather Mountain, crabbing at the Outer Banks, and visiting my grandparents in the foothills of NC.   I am fortunate to have landed this job 15 years ago, getting […]

Neelesh Patel

I was first introduced to EarthShare North Carolina at a SEEDS Harvest Dinner.  SEEDS, one of EarthShare NC’s Member organizations, holds this marquee event yearly in the Fall.  It was there that I met Heather Beard, EarthShare’s Executive Director, and struck up a conversation about the capacity for local environmental impact around Durham.  Out of […]

Sandy Sweitzer

Triangle Land Conservancy has protected nearly 18,000 acres through conservation easements and land purchases in the Triangle region.  We strive to create a more vibrant Triangle region by safeguarding clean water, protecting natural habitats, supporting local farms and food, and connecting people with nature through land protection and stewardship.  Our efforts are greatly aided by […]

Jerry Williams

Partnering with EarthShareNC is a great value for SAS and organizations conducting business in North Carolina. Businesses thrive in stable, healthy environments because of the lower cost of operations and customer desire to buy goods and services from companies who actively demonstrate a commitment to environmental responsibility.  Our continued economic prosperity depends on the stewardship […]

Lee Bush

I knew from the moment I arrived in North Carolina 12 years ago that this was a special place. Whether I’m surfing on the coast, attending music festivals in the mountains or enjoying the bounty of farmers markets in the Piedmont, the natural resources of North Carolina feed my soul and enrich my life. But […]

Kate Dixon

Having been lucky enough to experience EarthShare North Carolina via my work with two member nonprofits—Triangle Land Conservancy and Friends of the NC Mountains-to-Sea Trail—I’ve seen firsthand just how great EarthShare is at fostering relationships and creating a positive way of working together. Not only has EarthShare evolved with the world of employee giving, but […]

Anne Claire Broughton

North Carolina is my home. I love our verdant mountains and sandy beaches, our sparkling water and clean air. Working with EarthShare NC to connect North Carolina’s business community with our state’s leading conservation nonprofits to keep NC a great place to live and work has been one of the most rewarding projects of which […]

Allison Harrison

I grew up playing in the creek that ran through my front yard, taking family walks on the trails in our county, and looking for alligators and turtles in a swamp near the seafood restaurant my grandparents liked. When I got older, I loved seeing the farmlands along the highway between my college and my […]