Category Our Staff

February 04, 2022

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

July 09, 2021

Katie Robertson Shaddix

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

July 09, 2021

Gordon Black

Gordon Black is Cahaba River Society’s River Guide. He served as Education Director, leading the Shane Hulsey CLEAN Program of river field trips for youth, for over 15 years connecting over 25,000 youth and teachers with the Cahaba River for hands-on, feet-wet environmental education. Upon his retirement from full-time work in February 2022, he transitioned

June 01, 2021

Wil Rainer

Wil Rainer  is creating the role of Cahaba River Society’s Field Programs Director, leading, planning, and implementing river restoration projects for our Stewardship (river restoration) Program and leading river paddling trips for our Recreation and CLEAN Environmental Education Program. Wil joined the Cahaba River Society in April 2021 as part of the Stewardship Team of interns. Over the course of his internship, he worked closely with

April 28, 2018

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

La’Tanya Scott

La’Tanya Scott became Education Director in 2022. She previously served as Cahaba River Society Environmental Science 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

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

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.