Category Our Staff

January 09, 2018

Katie Robertson Shaddix

Katie Robertson Shaddix, Communications/Office Manager, coordinates the Cahaba River Society’s Web and print communications, handles administrative logistics, assists with financial management, event planning, membership, and maintains the membership database. Katie is an Alabama native who has spent her entire life in and around Alabama waterways, learning to swim in rivers before she could walk around them. She

January 09, 2018

La’Tanya Scott

La’Tanya Scott has served as Cahaba River Society Environmental Educator since April 2014, delivering hands-on environmental education programs to students in the classroom and in the field through the Shane Hulsey CLEAN Environmental Education Program. La’Tanya is a skilled outdoor educator and role model who strengthens Cahaba River Society’s outreach and service to urban schools

January 09, 2018

Gordon Black

Gordon Black, Education Director, leads the Shane Hulsey CLEAN Program of river field trips for youth. Gordon has a national reputation as a teacher and respected practitioner of paddle-sports. He teaches and certifies instructors in canoeing, kayaking and swift-water rescue, with 48 years of experience in canoes. He worked for 16 years as an instructor,

April 28, 2017

Casey Laycock

Casey Laycock, Director of Development, joined the Cahaba River Society staff in 2016. She is responsible for growing and developing the organization’s communication and fundraising efforts as well as increasing partnerships and the impact of Cahaba River Society within the community.  Prior to relocating to Birmingham in early August 2016, she led and strengthened the

April 28, 2017

Tricia Sheets

Tricia Sheets, Director of Administration, works on policy, water quality programs, and oversees Cahaba River Society’s financial and personnel management systems. From 1994 to 2000, she served on the Federal Advisory Committee in Washington D.C. as a member of the Public Health/Environmental caucus advising the Clinton Administration on sanitary sewer overflow problems. She also served

April 28, 2017

Randy Haddock, PhD

Randall Haddock, PhD, Field Director, led Cahaba River Society’s work on the water quality, science, and recreation programs from 1991 until his retirement in 2020. Randy will continue to be involved with Cahaba River Society’s work as a consultant during his early retirement. Randy provides policy analysis for growth and development issues and for state

April 28, 2017

Ben Wegleitner

Ben Wegleitner joined the Cahaba River Society team as River Sustainability Director in April 2021. His main focus is working collaboratively with cities and developers to educate and advocate for green infrastructure and low-impact approaches to development to protect the river from stormwater runoff and other urban impacts. Ben is also CRS’s lead for science

April 27, 2017

Beth K. Stewart

Beth K. Stewart has been Executive Director of the Cahaba River Society since 1995, and grew up in the Birmingham area. In addition to leading organizational management and community relations, Beth contributes to the Society’s programs providing policy advocacy, education, and collaboration for low impact development, storm water, drinking water protection, and equity, diversity and inclusion.