Staff and Leadership
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Staff and Leadership


Exectuive Director

Leslie Moorman 

Program Assistant

Kathryn B. Reis

  Spring 2023 Intern

Emma Howrilla

NCSU Student

2023 Board of Directors


Dr. Elizabeth Riley

Alamance Community College

Head of Department of 

Agricultural Sciences


Mark Livingston

Arborguard Tree Specialists

Senior Consulting Arborist

Past Chair

Jeffery Kish

 Bartlett Tree Experts

Assistant Division Manager


Kyle Coverdale

City of Asheville

Public Works Department



Max Alff

Applachian State University /

Landscape Services

Campus Arborist


Heike Biller


Business Director

Jason Combs

Duke Energy Carolinas

Division Vegetation Management Specialist

Kevin Heifferon

City of Greenville / Public Works

Assistant Director

Connie Hoyes

Southern Garden, Inc.


Keith O'Herrin

Union County Cooperative Extension

(NC State Extension)

Urban Forester

Anthony Ramsey

City of Fayetteville

Landscape Architect

Ex-Officio Members

Dr. Barbara Fair

North Carolina State University

Associate Professor and Extension Specialist

for Landscaping, Arboriculture & Urban Greening

Alex Johnson

City of Durham

Senior Operations & Maintenance Manager

Andy Pleninger

North Carolina Forest Service

Head of Urban and Community Forestry Program

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