Tiffany Haworth

Executive Director
413 Church St.
Suite 401
Eden, NC 27288
(336) 627-6261

Tiffany's work at DRBA touches the entire Basin - building partnerships, advocacy for the protection of our natural resources and multi-state and national initiatives. She works closely with the entire DRBA Team to develop and implement programs that will protect and preserve our natural and cultural resources through education, recreation and stewardship. Tiffany's 25 years of experience ranges from the corporate to the education to the nonprofit sectors and focuses on strategic marketing, fund development, collaborations and start-up community initiatives. She has received several national awards for her communications and community initiatives and has presented at conferences all over the country. Prior to DRBA, she worked as a capacity consultant and corporate philanthropy consultant for clients internationally. Tiffany is an avid hiker and paddling enthusiast.


Jenny Edwards

Project Manager, Rockingham County, NC
Wentworth, NC
(336) 339-6169

Jenny Edwards grew up on Roanoke Island where her love for the natural world was born. She holds an M.A. in History from University of North Carolina at Wilmington where she concentrated in Environmental History. She has more than 15 years non-profit experience in the animal welfare movement, public humanities, and public radio. Her skills include organizational development, grant writing, and administrative leadership. She works with DRBA throughout Rockingham County to develop outdoor recreation opportunities through trail design, building, and marketing; as well as working for increased river public access. Most recently, in the wake of the Dan River coal ash spill, her work includes coal ash disposal policy. She serves on the board of Bicycling in Greensboro and volunteers with Horse Friends, a non-profit working in Rockingham County providing a therapeutic horse-riding program for people with disabilities. She is the sometimes-leader of a pack of 3 dogs, including Hank the Therapy dog adopted from the Rockingham County Animal Shelter.


Krista Hodges

Education Outreach & TIC Coordinator
3300 Kings Mountain Road
P.O. Box 7
Collinsville, VA 24078
(276) 634-2592

Krista is a 2009 graduate of Averett University where she majored in Biology with a focus on Environmental Studies and Ecology and minored in English Literature. Krista's background includes work as an intern Park Ranger for the US Army Corp of Engineers at Philpott Lake, a Math & Science Advisor for the Upward Bound program at Patrick Henry Community College, and most recently as a Shrimp Aquaculture Specialist for the Virginia Tech and Blue Ridge Aquaculture Research and Development facility. Krista leads a variety of education and outreach offerings with DRBA including coordination of the award-winning Trout in the Classroom program. Krista also provides support for all operations in the Martinsville-Henry County office and is responsible for developing new education outreach programs to be used basin-wide. 


Robin Light

Office & Finance Manager
413 Church St.
Suite 401
Eden, NC 27288
(336) 627-6270 

Robin joined the DRBA staff in 2009. She is a graduate of Rockingham Community College with an Associate Degree in Business Administration with Accounting Emphasis. Robin brings over 25 years of accounting experience with her from Dan River Inc. and Spray Cotton Mills. Robin is the Accounting/Office Manager and is responsible for the accounting duties for the association. She works closely with the Executive Director, Program Managers, and the Treasurer. 

Brian Williams 

Program Manager, Martinsville/Henry County, VA
3300 Kings Mountain Road 
P.O. Box 7
Collinsville, VA 24078
(276) 634-2545

Brian has been a member of the DRBA family since 2008. He works with community partners on conservation, restoration, and education projects throughout the Dan River Basin. A native of Tennessee, he is married to Patricia Williams and has one daughter and three grandchildren. Brian studied Wildlife Biology at Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College in Tifton, Georgia and worked in the Herpetology Department of Zoo Atlanta. He lived in various locales in Florida and has worked on a tropical fish and reptile production facility, as a tree surgeon, and as a supervisor in an analytical lab for a chemical manufacturer. He has worked on a variety of water quality projects throughout Florida including mapping underwater caves for the Florida Department of Environmental Quality. Brian has worked on a wide array of environmental projects involving herpetology, fish production, cave exploration, recreational opportunities, waterways and the award-winning Trout in the Classroom program. He is an avid photographer and writer and spends more time on the water and in the woods than behind his computer. His biggest thrills are working with kids and taking anyone on their first river trip. He enjoys writing articles on a variety of subjects and his work has been pulished in books, magazines, and digital media. 



Amy Farinelli

Program Coordinator
Danville, Pittsylvania County, & Caswell County 
308 Craghead St. #104, Danville, VA 24541
(315) 209-5055 

Orginally from Auburn, New York, Amy attended the University of New England, graduating in 2013 with degrees in both Environmentel Studies and Sociology. While at UNE, Amy studied abroad in Kenya, was a member of the Alpha Chi National College Honor Society, served as the Vice President of the school's student environmental organization, recieved various academic scholarships, and was named Outstanding Student in Sociology. Although most of her education looked at the social and cultural aspects of environmental issues, Amy also focused a great deal of her studies on wetland conservation and ecology, particularly regarding salt marsh and vernal pool ecosystems in Southern Maine. Amy is especially interested in the fields of indigenous ecology, international development, environmental education, environmental justice, food sustainability, as well as clean energy.