Staff

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Tiffany Haworth

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

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  

Jenny Edwards

Program Manager
Rockingham County, NC
Wentworth, NC
(336) 339-6169
mailto:jedwards@danriver.org

Jenny Edwards holds an M.A. in History from University of North Carolina at Wilmington where she concentrated in Environmental History. Her work on the history of an African American beach resort, "A Color Line in Sand: African American Seaside Leisure in New Hanover County, NC," has been widely covered in media (including American Routes), informed two plays, and presented at an international conference at University of Sussex, Brighton, UK. It was during the process of formulating her thesis and conducting research that Jenny began to develop a deep awareness of how transportation planning decisions are also social justices issues. Jenny is also the author of "To Illuminate the Dark Space: Oral Histories of the Currituck Beach Lighthouse." Since joining DRBA, she has worked across the Dan River Basin on community planning projects focused on recreational trails and environmental issues: "Heritage Trails Master Plan for Caswell County, " "Caswell County Historic Driving Tour," "Rockingham County: Jobs, Forests & Rivers (a plan for climate change resliency)," and "Pathways Plan for Recreational Trails." Her current work is in partnership with municipalities and citizen groups to plan and resource trails and a new river access park. She serves on the Advisory Board of Greensboro Fat Tire Society and volunteers with Horse Friends, a non-profit that provides therapeutic horse-riding for people with disabilities. Jenny lives with her family, including two Scotch Collies and a Border Collie in Greensboro. Her outdoor loves are hiking and kayaking.


Krista Hodges

Krista Hodges

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

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

Robin Light

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

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

Brian Williams 

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

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 published in books, magazines, and digital media. 


Amy Farinelli

Amy Farinelli

Program Coordinator
Danville, Pittsylvania County, & Caswell County 
308 Craghead St. #104, Danville, VA 24541
Office- (434)-792-3700 ext. 233
Cell (Calls Only)- (434)-685-0002
afarinelli@danriver.org 

Originally from Auburn, New York, Amy attended the University of New England, graduating in 2013 with degrees in both Environmental 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, received 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.