Staff Listing

Tiffany HaworthTiffany 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 EdwardsJenny Edwards

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

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 HodgesKrista Hodges

Education Outreach Manager & 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 LightRobin 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 WilliamsBrian Williams

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

Brian is the Virginia Program manager for the Dan River Basin Association and has been with DRBA since 2008.  A Virginia SOS certified water monitor with a background in wildlife biology, water quality, conservation, fisheries, construction, animal husbandry, education and wildlife preservation,he works with community partners on conservation, restoration, and education projects throughout the Dan River Basin.

Brian was raised on rivers in the south and his love for water and the outdoors shaped his studies and his desire to protect our natural resources.  From mapping underwater caves and springs in Florida, to helping develop the first “Trout in the Classroom” program in Virginia, his leadership has inspired thousands of people to get involved in protecting water resources. Brian’s duties at DRBA include development and implementation of projects and programs related to the stewardship and preservation of our water resources, conservation and environmental education, river and trail development, and natural resource protection. Additionally, Brian collaborates with regional planners, local and state officials and various partners in the development of infrastructure to enhance natural and cultural resources, conservation and economic development.


2009:  Mike Barbour Memorial “Conservation Educator of the year” - Trout Unlimited

2009: Tourism Achievement Award – Martinsville Henry County Economic Development

2013:  National River Hero – River Networks

2015: Exploration Award – National Speleological Society Cave Diving Section 


Cave Diving Safety and Techniques

Tail-water fisheries of the Southeastern United states

Snail Shell Cave

Caves of Fall Creek Falls


Full Cave,Nitrox,Rescue Diver.

Swift-water Rescue

CPR for the Professional Rescuer, Red Cross CPR / First Aid Instructor

First Responder

Wilderness First Aid Instructor

NCRC Cave Rescue

Vertical Rope Techniques