Allison Thompson 2Allison is an outpatient Physical Therapist at Carolinas HealthCare System Blue Ridge-Morganton and Valdese. She is a member of the Foothills Conservancy and a lifetime member of the Friends of Lake James State Park. While house hunting six years ago, her family fell in love with the clean, unspoiled, and not overly-developed environment of Lake James. Allison became aware of the mission of LJEA and some of its programs during a lake clean up that her son participated in this past spring. Living on the lake, she and her family have a vested interest in preserving the pristine beauty that is appreciated by many.