What is your role at TLC? I oversee the management of TLC’s owned properties in Orange, Durham, Chatham, and Lee Counties, i.e., our western region. The focus of my work includes invasive species management, restoration, prescribed fire management, trail maintenance, and a variety of issues that may arise.
Favorite TLC Preserve? Horton Grove and White Pines are neck and neck. I love the variety of ecosystems at Horton Grove, and the wandering nature of the trail system. White Pines is such a gem, primarily for me because of the remoteness and the mountain-like terrain and plant life found there.
We are excited to welcome Nick to our team of conservationists as the new Land Stewardship Manager (West) as of July 2021. Before onboarding at TLC, Nick worked for the North Carolina Botanical Garden where he managed a few public natural areas in Chapel Hill. Nick worked on a variety of projects there, including invasive species eradication, trail building and maintenance, prescribed burns, and habitat restoration. Nick has a background in Biology and Ecology, with a specific interest in ecological restoration. Nick is another Tar Heel, having earned his master’s in ecology from UNC, along with a biology degree from the University of Central Arkansas. He lives in Durham with his wife, daughter, and dog!