Mountain Roots, Inc.

​​Julia Sidman - AmeriCorps Outdoor Education Instructor

Julia is Mountain Roots new AmeriCorps member! Originally from Massachusetts, Julia has spent time working in the mountains of New Hampshire, Vermont, and Colorado. She is now happy to be in North Carolina sharing her love of the natural world with kids!

Board of Directors
Susan Huter
Frances Bradburn
Emily Crowley Martin
Kristen Diggs

​Saunders Grommesh

Becca Dinsdale

Scott Strickler

​Chris Price

Lauryl Meile - Camp Counselor

Izzy Moon - Lead Counselor

Ali Holroyd LienExecutive Director and Co-Founder 

It's a dream come true. Venturing into our ninth year of Mountain Roots programming and camps, Ali is excited to help provide opportunities for hundreds / thousands of kids to get outside and involved in both the community and the natural world all year long. She's been an experiential educator for over 20 years with wilderness programs, camps, schools, colleges, challenge courses, retreats, and now Mountain Roots!


Toby Huter - Camp Counselor

Toby is a rising sophomore at Indiana University majoring in International Law and Korean. A local Cedar Mountain resident, Toby has fostered a love for the outdoors from growing up running around our beautiful mountains with her siblings. Raised as a camp kid, she has attended camp all her life and is excited to be back at Mountain Roots this year!

Summer McCarthy - Camp Counselor

Suzanne Bell - Camp Counselor

Isabelle Lefler - Junior Counselor

Kathryn Klockenga Outdoor Ed. Lead Instructor & Camp Coordinator
Kat joined Mountain Roots this spring on the Outdoor Education staff. A newlywed from California originally, Kat has a Master's of Science degree from Clemson and 8 years experience working on both the East & West Coast.

Doug Grimm - Lead Counselor

Doug is a rising sophomore Vocal Performance/Arts Administration major at UNC-Greensboro who is most at home among the mountain streams and trails. He is an avid hiker, kayaker, creek-stomper, and an Eagle Scout who is incredibly excited to join the Mountain Roots team and share his knowledge about the natural world with the campers!