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Erin Katzner (President/CEO, Carolina Raptor Center)
Erin has worked to conserve raptors and wildlife for nearly 30 years. She started her career at the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium and went on to work for the National Aviary and The Peregrine Fund prior to joining the Carolina Raptor Center. Her passion is creating nose-to-beak experiences for people with birds of prey to inspire a desire to care for our natural world.
Josh Kiser (Development Manager, Ada Jennkins Center)
The Ada Jenkins Center is on a mission to help people create lasting solutions for economic stability. The Center works across various services: economic mobility, education, a food pantry, and homeless outreach. Josh, as development manager, has a variety of areas he looks over: grants, fundraising, volunteers, and social media.
John Searby (Executive Director, Catawba Riverkeeper & Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden)
John leads both the Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden and Catawba Riverkeeper as their Executive Director. Catawba Riverkeeper the only non-profit, on-the-water advocate for the entire 8,900 miles of waterways in the Catawba-Wateree River Basin. Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden is a 380 acre preserved property just minutes from Charlotte that features 30 acres of spectacular gardens.
Brian Mister (Race Director, Around the Crown 10K)
For the last 6 years, a weekend in Early September has become synonymous to the Around the Crown 10K. Thousands of runners shut down uptown and run. Brian has led this event, however, this isn't your normal fundraiser. Proceeds from the event support local nonprofits, Sustain Charlotte & Carolina Farm Trust. The race is also intensely sustainable. It's cup-less, features recycled shirts, and has compost stations.
Event Venue & Nearby Stays
Sheraton Charlotte Airport Hotel, Charlotte, United States