About Us / Staff

Meet the Team

Dorene Bolze
President & CEO

Dorie has served for over 15 years as the first Executive Director of the Harpeth Conservancy. As of April 2017, Dorie is now the President & CEO.  Bolze has over 30 years of work experience in the field of water quality science and policy, conservation policy and biology related to wildlife conservation, energy efficiency, marine fisheries, protected area management, and international wildlife trade. Bolze earned her Masters of Environmental Management degree from the Yale School of Forestry and her B.S. in zoology from Duke University where she was an A.B. Duke Scholar and a Deborah Steer Scholar at the Duke Marine Laboratory. 

Jim Redwine
Vice President & COO

In March 2016, Jim joined the Harpeth Conservancy in a new senior position as Director of the Water Quality Protection and Sustainability Program.  As of April 2017, Jim is now Vice President and COO.  Jim has over 30 years of experience as a corporate executive, and environmental and bankruptcy attorney. He received the 2011 American Bar Association Award for Excellence in Environmental, Energy, and Resources Stewardship for his work on the General Motors bankruptcy.Jim received his B.A. magna cum laude from Harvard University and his J.D. from Vanderbilt University.

Dan Fitzgerald
Director of Watershed Science and Restoration

Dan joined the Harpeth Conservancy in May 2017 as Director of the Watershed Science and Restoration Program. His research focuses on key issues affecting aquatic diversity, such as global patterns of freshwater fish invasions and the impacts of expanding hydroelectric development in the tropics. This work has taken him to rivers in Pennsylvania and Texas, as well as internationally in Brazil and Peru. Dan received his B.S. in Environmental Science from Drexel University and his Ph.D. in Wildlife and Fisheries Science from Texas A&M University. 

Haylee Hall
Development Director

Haylee Waddey Hall is serving as the Harpeth Conservancy’s Development Director.  Prior to joining our team, she served as Director of Marketing & Development for The Belcourt Theatre; Director of Development & Outreach for Susan G. Komen for the Cure – Middle Tennessee; Marketing Director for Nashville Jet Charters and Marketing Director for Wildhorse Saloon.  Haylee received her B.S. in Business Administration from University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill.  Her love of the Harpeth River stems from growing up canoeing and rope-swinging in it and now cycling and running alongside it.

Molly Warner
Americorps VISTA

Molly joined Harpeth Conservancy in February 2018 as the new Americorps VISTA to serve a 1-year term. She will be working to bolster our citizen science program Water Reporter, developing new outreach opportunities, writing grants, and facilitating environmental education. Molly is originally from Peoria, Illinois, but recently moved from Fort Collins, Colorado. There, she attended Colorado State University and received a B.S. in Fish, Wildlife, and Conservation Biology.

Sarah Haltom
AmeriCorps Member

Sarah joined Harpeth Conservancy in August 2018 to serve a 1-year AmeriCorps term as the Community Outreach Coordinator. She will be continuing our outreach efforts through community events, social media communication, and environmental education campaigns. Sarah is originally from Jackson, Tennessee and earned a B.A. in Biology from Hendrix College in Conway, Arkansas. She is passionate about connecting others with Tennessee’s natural world and enjoys hiking, photography, and spending time with her pets.