Mountain Roots, Inc.

Interested in learning more about one of these positions? Email or mail your resume & a cover letter as explained at the end of the posting. Having trouble opening these Job Postings, email ali@mountainroots.org for more information. 

Mountain Roots is Hiring!

Want to join our awesome team of educators? Mountain Roots is hiring for summer. Look at the positions available below to see if any seem like something you'd like to learn more about. Mountain Roots hires individuals that are interested in making a difference in our community and the lives of some of our youngest community members. As a bonus, you get to spend the summer playing, learning and growing amongst friends too!

Contact Ali Lien--Executive Director with any questions regarding this Mountain Roots staff positions. ali@mountainroots.org or (828)384-4629 

Mountain Roots Throwback Video Circa 2013

Mountain Roots is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization.  

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The  Mountain Roots Team

Mountain Roots Staff

Ali Holroyd Lien--Executive Director  ali@mountainroots.org

Kiersten Wilber--Program Coordinator kiersten@mountainroots.org   

Mattie Carruth--Lead Outdoor Education Instructor

Danielle Matthews--Program Instructor

Jayne Fought--Outdoor Education Instructor

And our Amazing Crew of Volunteers & Instructors


Our Board of Directors

Clyde Carter

Frances Bradburn

Corey Gafnea

Susan Huter

Barbara Grimm


Our Community Partners

At Mountain Roots, we believe in the value of working together to reach out to local community members offering experiential programs for growth.


Our community partners (past and present) include:

Brevard Academy

Pisgah Forest Elementary School

FernLeaf Community Charter School

Brevard Community Church

Transylvania Youth Association (Camp scholarships)

Boys & Girls Club of Transylvania County

Transylvania County Cooperative Extension & 4-H

Transylvania Community Arts Center

Eight Owls Farmstead

Brevard College

Brevard & Pisgah Forest Rotary Clubs

Laughing Waters Retreat Center

Mud Dabbers Pottery

Bimbur Books

M's School of Art

Blue Ridge Outdoor Education Network


Laughing Waters Retreat Center

Many Mountain Roots retreats and programs take place at the beautiful and state of the art Laughing Waters Retreat Center in Gerton, NC. Visit www.LaughingWatersNC.com to learn more.






The Purpose of Mountain Roots

Mountain Roots is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization providing discovery and adventure learning experiences with a focus on environmentally responsible (i.e. sustainable) and community centered living. Offering outdoor education, day camp, group retreats /workshops and more--we love taking folks outside to explore and make connections! Join us for an adventurous learning experience!​ Interested in keeping up with Mountain Roots? Like us on Facebook and Send A Message (below) to join our mailing list.

Contact Us:

Mountain Roots, Inc.

PO Box 248

Cedar Mountain, NC 28718

(828) 384-4629

ali@mountainroots.org

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