Category Our Staff

May 16, 2023

Ashleigh Jones

Ashleigh Jones is a junior journalism and mass communication major with a biology minor at Samford University. Originally from Charlotte, North Carolina, she grew up near the Blue Ridge Mountains.

Photo of Hailey Castillo smiling. She is wearing red glasses and a blue sweater while standing in front of a red brick building on the University of Alabama campus.
May 16, 2023

Hailey Castillo

Hailey Castillo is a rising senior studying public relations and digital consumer engagement at the University of Alabama. During her studies, she’s had the opportunity to work for Autism Support

August 15, 2022

Chloe Lee

Chloe Lee is a senior biology major with a STEM education minor at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Chloe grew up in North Alabama surrounded by the Bankhead National

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

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

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

Wil Rainer, Cahaba River Society Field Programs Director
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

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

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

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