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.
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 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.
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.
As the former Development Director, Amy is currently supporting the Harpeth Conservancy on a part-time basis. Prior to joining Harpeth, Amy worked in the Office of Innovation in the Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools (MNPS) as a Marketing and Recruiting Coordinator for the STEM, as the Director of Development for Tennessee Environmental Council, and as a Vice President of Corporate Lending for SunTrust Bank. Amy received a Bachelor of Engineering in Chemical Engineering from Vanderbilt University.
Madeline is originally from Philadelphia and recently graduated with a B.S. in Environmental Science from Virginia Tech in May 2016. While attending VT, Madeline worked part-time as a research lab assistant for VT’s Dept. of Plant Pathology, Physiology, and Weed Science. She was also an active leader and member of her sorority and sailing team. In her free time, she enjoys sailing competitively, collecting rocks and fossils, and attending Virginia Tech football games. Madeline joins the Harpeth Conservancy to serve as an AmeriCorps VISTA for 1 year. As a VISTA, she builds capacity, writes and manages grants, fundraises, and helps expand our community outreach, scientific monitoring, restoration, and environmental education programs.
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.