Members will have the opportunity to vote for incoming Board of Directors candidates, as well as learn what the organization has accomplished in the last year and our goals for 2020.
2020 DLC Board of Directors Candidate Bios
Heather is an urban planner and public health professional who thinks walking and biking should be as normal and accessible in every community as any other mode of transportation. With a background in biology and public health, she is particularly interested in how opportunities for walking and biking impact the health of our communities. Heather holds a Master of Urban Planning and a Master of Public Health. Heather is interested in helping preserve sensitive ecosystems and protect our water systems from the negative effects of development. She hopes that in serving on this board she can help the DLC educate people and generate support for its conservation efforts.
Kris has a Master’s in Environmental Management, as well a law degree. He has worked as a transactional attorney with roles having been in contract, real estate and environmental law in private practice for 5 years and corporate for the past almost 11 years. He has supported land trusts for over 2 decades, primarily on the NC & SC coasts. Having lived in and seen the changes in the Davidson and Lake Norman area over the past almost 11 years, he decided the time was right to start getting more involved in helping protect green spaces in the town he and his wife love.
Paul is a Project Manager / Business Analyst in the department of Technology & Innovation at Davidson College. He served on municipal planning boards / commissions for 10 years. In those capacities, he had to deal with reviewing and approving development projects that impacted land use. He also served 3 years as an elected Town Councilor (Board of Selectmen) for Londonderry, NH, where he was involved in conservation projects. He believes in the public benefit afforded by conserving land so future generations can experience the natural beauty, and utilize its recreational offerings within a reasonable distance from their residences.
Pam is a retired Davidson College biology professor and is currently the chair of the DLC Outreach Committee. She has served on the DLC board previously and is keen to come back in a leadership capacity. Pam has a strong interest in native plants and preserving green spaces for future generations. She believes that in addition to supporting a healthy planet, greenspace is necessary to maintain the human spirit and to provide calm in a world of chaos.