I see my role with LJEA as assisting educators and our board members with educating others about the goals of our organization of protecting and preserving our waterways and environment. To help accomplish this, I help recruit volunteers, acquire needed equipment, and help organize Kids in the Creek type activities for educators in McDowell and Burke Counties. I help LJEA organize and staff our booth at public events like McDowell STEAM Expo and the Catawba Riverfest. I captain a boat with student and adult volunteers during the annual lake cleanup.
Also, I attempt to be an observer for environment problems and seek out solutions when possible. I take part in the Muddy Waters and Silt Study efforts of LJEA and assisted with our testing of fish in Lakes James. I try to attend public meetings concerning environmental issues in McDowell and Burke Counties.