J. King B. E. Seegar III, MD
Medical Director, Pendleton Community Care Clinics (PCC), Franklin WV
King Seegar has spent 31 years as a pediatrician at PCC, a non-profit clinic started and spun off by Woodlands in 1983, carrying on our legacy of community learning and service. Coming full circle, he is returning to work on our board in support of Experience Learning.
Behavioral Health Counselor, PCC School-based Health Clinics, Franklin WV
Jennifer Taylor-Ide originally developed many of Woodlands/TMI’s beyond-the-classroom programs and philosophies, headed up our professional development projects, and worked for many years with our school programs.
President, Future Generations University, Franklin WV
Daniel Taylor has authored half-a-dozen books sharing his insights from four decades of working for social change and conservation. He developed the eight Future Generations organizations worldwide, including the accredited Future Generations University. More information is available at www.danielctaylor.org
Erin Casto Chrest
Director of Major & Planned Giving, Maryland Public Television, Baltimore MD
Erin Chrest is a West Virginia native who is dedicated to helping non-profit organizations secure the philanthropic resources they need to achieve ambitious goals. Erin participated in TMI’s WV Scholars’ Academy as a high school student, sparking a deep love for our mountains and a passion for wilderness-based education and leadership training. An alumna of Wheeling Jesuit University, she earned her Masters in Appalachian Studies from Appalachian State University.
Senior Vice President of Conservation Programs
Mark is an environmental lawyer and advocate who has worked for 30+ years to protect people and nature from pollution, climate change, and ecological degradation. He is currently Senior Vice President for Conservation Programs at the National Parks Conservation Association. Mark lives in Washington DC with his spouse Dare and daughter Nina (a veteran of many wonderful Experience Learning summer programs). He is an avid cyclist, runner, backcountry skier, paddler and backpacker, enjoying all of these activities in and around West Virginia’s Monongahela National Forest.