Judy RoddExecutive Director
Judy Rodd is our executive director, and has run Friends of Blackwater since 2000. She has an M.S. in Recreation and Parks from West Virginia University, and has been working as an environmental educator and advocate since 1985. As well as being the director, Judy handles much of the grants and fundraising.
Position UnfilledDirector of Field Operations
Cheyenne CarterExecutive Assistant
Cheyenne Carter, raised West Virginia, graduated with a B.S. in Env. Studies from Ithaca College. Her relevant experience is in climate advocacy, environmental education, field work, food systems, and holistic health.
Position UnfilledClimate Consultant (part-time)
Jocelyn PharesPolicy Analyst
Jocelyn Phares, is a West Virginia native who graduated from WV University with a BA in International Studies and a minor in Global Environmental Change. In January 2021, she completed her J.D. in Portland, Oregon at Lewis and Clark Law School with a certificate in Natural Resources Law.
She is thrilled to be back in our Wild and Wonderful state to help preserve its beauty!
Alicia ErjavecHeritage AmeriCorpe Vista
Alicia has a B.A. from Fairmont State University and a passion for preserving Appalachian history! She supports our heritage restoration and education programs
Sarah CartronWatershed and Outreach Assistant
Sarah studied Contemporary Photography at Shepherd University and has a graduate degree in photojournalism from Corcoran College of Art + Design. She helps with watershed projects, trail work, and creating outreach material.
John BrownTechnical Consultant (part-time)
John Brown is Friends of Blackwater’s technical consultant. He has run his own computer business and has worked with non-profits across West Virginia. When not helping Friends of Blackwater, he teaches middle school science.
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Steve White Esq.
Deborah McHenry Esq.
Patrick McGinley Esq.
Alan Karlin Esq.
Kitty Dooley, Esq.
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