​​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

Shaw Hipsher

Doug Campen

​Kayla Leed

Kathryn Klockenga Outdoor Education Lead Instructor & Summer Lead
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.

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!  ali@mountainroots.org


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​​Kiersten WilberProgram Coordinator 

Kiersten formed a connection with the natural world from a young age growing up in the mountains of Alaska. She has taught for experiential and environmental education programs in her home state, the Rockies, the desert Southwest, and the Peruvian Andes. She is excited to now be sharing her love of the natural world with kids in the Appalachians of western North Carolina.