Category Our Board

February 02, 2022

Adam Vines

Adam Vines, UAB Associate Professor of English, is an accomplished poet, and one of his strongest areas of expertise is eco-poetry. He has floated many a river, is a naturalist, and a highly skilled fisherman. His educational outreach efforts are substantial and his connections with the literary world and science communications skills will be a

February 02, 2022

Craig Neely

Craig is Vice President and Treasurer, Coca-Cola Bottling Company UNITED and has been employed by the company since 2004. He is a Certified Public Account and previously worked in public accounting for Arthur Andersen and KPMG. He is a graduate of the University of Alabama. Craig is currently involved in the 1st and 10 Club

February 02, 2022

Reverend John Burruss

The Reverend John Burruss is the rector of Saint Stephen’s Episcopal Church. He is demonstratively dedicated to the stewardship of the environment, placing care of creation at the center of the Church’s values, and has elevated outreach in environmental ethics in our communities at large.

February 02, 2022

Direcus Cooper

Direcus Cooper is the Storm Water (MS4) Program Manager for the City of Birmingham. He is an engineer with a BS in Environmental Science from Auburn University and  a Master of Engineering focused in sustainable smart cities from University of Alabama at Birmingham. He is a green infrastructure promoter, a key figure in water equity

February 02, 2022

Raquel Vasquez

Raquel is currently the Operations Director at ¡HICA!  (Hispanic Interest Coalition of Alabama), a community development and advocacy organization that champions economic equality, civic engagement, and social justice for Latino and immigrant families in Alabama She has a bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Business Administration. She also brings 20 years of combined corporate and organizational management and

January 28, 2022

Meg Ford

Meg is the Black Belt Coordinator for Alabama Audubon and lives in Greensboro, AL. A Birmingham native, Meg has worked as a musician and an educator for over a decade. In 2014, her desire to learn more about the flora and fauna of her home state led her to a career in conservation, first at

September 10, 2019

Darryl Washington

Darryl is Director of Programs & Operations for Urban Impact, Inc. the community economic development agency leading revitalization of Birmingham’s Historic 4th Avenue Business District and the newly minted Birmingham Civil Rights National Monument District. Darryl has over 20 years of leadership experience in economic development. He previously held the position of Economic Development Director

February 26, 2019

Ann Trondson

Ann Trondson is an artist, photography teacher at The Altamont School, and Co-Director of Vinegar (established 2018); an artist-run, women-led nonprofit that champions and exhibits local, regional, and international artists who work in emerging and experimental art forms that push the boundaries of its medium. Vinegar opened its first permanent exhibition space, Vinegar Contemporary, in

March 30, 2018

Clinton Smith

Clinton Smith is the Vice President of the Stewart Perry Company, a general construction firm based in Birmingham that builds mostly in the eastern half of the country.  Stewart Perry has been involved in successfully building projects along the Cahaba River and in the watershed and was awarded the Watershed Conservation Development Award in 2007 for the Shops

March 30, 2018

Carolyn Sloss Ratliff

Health, fitness and wellness have always been center in Carolyn’s life. She found like minded people at the University of Colorado where she went to college and later did her Pilates training at the Pilates Center in Boulder, Colorado. She opened the first Pilates studio in Birmingham in 2001 and currently has a studio at