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 as part of the organization's expansion efforts.  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 Environmental Studies 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 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.

Kaki Comer
Conservation Policy and Development Associate

After serving a 1-year term as an AmeriCorps VISTA, Kaki joined Harpeth Conservancy as the Conservation Policy and Development Associate. She works to assist the Development program with membership and fundraising, donor events, and donor database work. She also does communications, community education and advocacy, and maintains partner group initiatives for the Water Quality Program. Kaki, a Virginia native, earned her B.S. in Sustainable Development and B.A. in Spanish from Appalachian State University.

Madeline Bule
Conservation Associate

Madeline has joined Harpeth Conservancy under her new position title, Conservation Associate, after serving for 1 year as an AmeriCorps VISTA with us. Madeline works across all of our programs including outreach, education, fundraising, events, communications, science, and restoration. She also writes and manages grants. She has a B.S. in Environmental Science from Virginia Tech. In her free time, she enjoys sailing competitively, collecting rocks and fossils, and attending Virginia Tech football games.

Alex Yuro
AmeriCorps VISTA Member

Alex joined Harpeth Conservancy in January 2017, and is serving a 1 year term with the Harpeth Conservancy through AmeriCorps VISTA. She received her undergrad degree in Environmental Science from the University of Alabama and stayed to get a graduate degree in Physical Geography (Biogeography). Alex also has a background and interest in GIS and hopes to bring continued mapping efforts to Harpeth Conservancy.