Sonya Spruill

November 17, 2022

Sonya joined TLC in November 2022 as the Administrative Associate. Sonya is native to the military town of Fayetteville, NC. She graduated from Johnson C. Smith University in 2016 with a bachelor’s in psychology. After graduation she began work as a licensing social worker. Through her work in her community and the downtime because of […]

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Meera Butalia

October 20, 2022

Meera is currently a student at N.C. State University working towards a B.S. in Science, Technology, and Society, with minors in Creative Writing and Environmental Education. She grew up in Pittsboro, North Carolina and spent time in AmeriCorps NCCC, supporting conservation and community development projects on the west coasts, before coming back to NC for […]

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Olivia Garcia

September 16, 2022

Olivia joins TLC in September 2022 as a Communications Associate. Olivia comes to the Triangle from Williamsburg, VA, but credits her love for the outdoors to her childhood spent in the Pacific Northwest. Her past experiences working with the Smithsonian Conservation Commons and Virginia Environmental Justice Summit have led her to pursue a career in […]

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Pallavi Sukhia

September 7, 2022

Pallavi Sukhia joined TLC in August 2022 as the Philanthropy Manager. Her personal commitment to protecting the environment and the earth’s resources led her to seek this opportunity at TLC. With a master’s degree in English and over ten years of nonprofit development and communications under her belt, Pallavi hopes to use her skills and […]

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Preston Davis

July 29, 2022

Preston joined TLC in July 2022 as the Human Resources Associate. He graduated from East Carolina University in 2017 with a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice and a minor in political science. Preston has a strong background in public service, working in a law enforcement/social work role for the state of North Carolina upon graduation. […]

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Katie Seiz

June 3, 2022

What is your role at TLC? As the Annual Fund Manager, I focus on supporting TLC’s comprehensive individual giving program. I collaborate with the Advancement team and other staff to help TLC reach annual fundraising goals through the cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of individual donors through a variety of outreach methods. I’m very excited to make […]

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Laura Warman

May 24, 2022

Laura grew up in Mexico and, despite living in a city of 25 million people, she developed a passion for plants and being outdoors early on, especially in tropical rainforests. After getting an undergraduate degree in Biology at the National University of Mexico (UNAM), she went on to grad school in New Zealand and Australia, […]

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Musolé Kambinda

February 23, 2022

What is your role at TLC? My role encompasses all things communications. I joined Triangle Land Conservancy because it allows me to bring my background and work at the intersection of conservation and communications. Favorite TLC Preserve? I’ve only been to the Bailey and Sarah Williamson Preserve and love it. TLC’s other preserves have unique […]

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Umar Muhammad

February 16, 2022

Unlike many TLC staff and members whose love for conservation sparked from childhoods spent exploring outdoors, TLC’s new Land Steward Associate (East), Umar Muhammad, didn’t get introduced to nature until his early teenage years. He discovered the natural world because he had a brother who worked for Lookout Mountain Conservancy (LMC) in Chattanooga, TN. Born […]

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Luke Whiteside

February 16, 2022

Luke has served in a variety of land management roles including native plant propagator in the Bay Area, preserve steward in upstate New York, prescribed burn crew member with North Carolina State Parks, and consulting forester in Southwest Virginia.  Before joining the Triangle Land Conservancy (TLC) team, Luke was working as a trail technician for […]

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