FBPA Annual Meeting

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Join us for the annual French Broad Preservation Association Annual Meeting on Monday, January 13, 2020, at 6pm at the Historic Ramsey House, 2614 Thorngrove Pike, Knoxville, TN 37914.

Our Guest Speaker will be Kathy Hawes, Executive Director of the Tennessee Clean Water Network.

Following the meeting will be a Potluck Dinner of soup, bread and desserts. Bring a dish to share. Drinks will be provided.

Please rsvp for the meeting and potluck to frenchbroadpres@gmail.com

Fully paid 2019 members will be electing several new FBPA board of directors for 2020, joining Billy Freeman, Lydia Pulsipher, Ben Epperson and Debbie Lutton.  Nominees for the board include:

  • Audrey Horton
  • Stephanie Mueller
  • Shelagh Leutwiler

Info about each nominee may be found in the bios below. If you are interested in serving on the board, please contact one of the current board members above or email frenchbroadpres@gmail.com.

Remember your annual dues are $15. Dues can be mailed to our FBPA Treasurer, Lydia Pulsipher, 4801 Westover Terrace, Knoxville, TN 37914, or paid in person at the meeting or made online at https://frenchbroadpres.org/join-the-fbpa/

Board Nominees

Audrey Horton – Hi I’m Audrey Horton. I grew up in Tuckahoe and currently live in the big city of Knoxville with my husband Sam and two dogs. I graduated from Maryville College and currently work at Travelers Insurance selling personal lines of insurance. In my free time I enjoy spending time at the beach, in the woods, and on the river. I’m well known for my ability to nap almost anywhere and I can drink my weight in sparkling water. I have a pretty relaxed sense of humor and love comedies of all sorts.

Stephanie Mueller is the seasonal ranger at Seven Islands State Birding Park in Kodak, TN where she has been volunteering and working since 2017. She received her BS degree in Fisheries and Wildlife Sciences and a minor in Environmental Science from North Carolina State University in Raleigh, NC.  She received her MS degree in Natural Resources-Wildlife Concentration from the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, where her research thesis was on the habitat relationships of songbirds in peatland swamps of Wisconsin.

Stephanie is a Certified Interpretive Guide through the National Association for Interpretation and enjoys guiding hikes and programs for nature enthusiasts of all ages. She is frequently seen at Seven Islands with her two daughters, Aveana and Sirena, tagging along beside her.

Shelagh Leutwiler is a Licensed Massage Therapist, yoga teacher and visual artist living and working in Knoxville, TN. She moved to Knoxville in 2005 to complete her Bachelors in Fine Arts at the University of Tennessee at Knoxville. After graduating from UTK, Shelagh worked as a CAC Americorps volunteer at Beardsley Community Farms, and was a volunteer naturalist at Ijams Nature Center.

Shelagh currently works at the Glowing Body and is opening a new business, South Knox Holistic Medicine, in December 2019. She loves trees, gardening with native plants and medicinal herbs, foraging for mushrooms, riding her bicycle, going hiking and canoeing. She is studio member at Mighty Mud studio where she creates whimsical sculptures and paintings.