Our international team is made up of passionate individuals with a shared vision of a clean and healthy global environment.
Mary Beth Sutton
Mary Beth holds Environmental Science and Education degrees from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga and UNC Chapel Hill, and continues to learn more about our natural world and how to protect it every day. When she‘s not in the creek, she’s likely out on the trails backpacking the Southeast.
Nadia Cazaubon’s job and passion is to connect with the caribbean communities and teach them how to test and take care of their local waterways. She loves all nature; especially the sea. Her favorite moments are witnessing kids discover and experience nature at its best. Be it snorkelling or hiking, she believes it is when they share that joy that they make the connection and fall in love with nature too.
Brooke is a passionate environmental educator and former Park Naturalist. Her dual roles as Assistant Director and Program Coordinator allows her help coordinate day to day activities as well as get out in the creek teaching and inspiring! Her spare time is spent on the lake and hanging out with family, friends, and dogs!
After graduating with honors in Ecology & Evolutionary Biology at the University of Tennessee Knoxville, Rosy returned to her roots here in Chattanooga and joined our team! Her love and knowledge of native plants has been an amazing asset to our programs, and her energy and enthusiasm is evident whether she is digging and designing rain gardens or evaluating yards for being Creek Friendly and Rain Smart.
Candy is a native of Chattanoogan and attended UTC graduating with a degree in Economics. She and her husband Drew have 4 children ranging in age from 19 to 28. Over the years Candy has volunteered with the Mountain Education Foundation and American Haitian Foundation. She served on the boards of The Chattanooga Bar Auxiliary, The Junior League and currently serves for The Chambliss Center for Children. A running theme for all these is children. The team at Waterways has a primary focus to educate children (and adults!) about the need to preserve and protect one of our most valuable resources...water!
When Randy isn‘t at the Gear Closet, he’s usually making maps for clients through his company, North River Geographic Systems. But what he’d really like to be doing is canoeing......
Emily has a great love of Chattanooga and the surrounding areas and has been passionate about local conservation initiatives for many years. Emily studied Natural Resources at Sewanee: The University of the South where she acquired much of the knowledge and skills that she applies regularly in support of her work (and play!). In her spare time, Emily enjoys getting out and exploring local caves, creeks, and trails.
Kristen grew up in the Chattanooga area and studied Outdoor Recreation at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. She served as our AmeriCorps VISTA from 2021-22 and is excited to take on a new role as our Community Outreach Coordinator. With an interest in the interdependent relationship between outdoor recreation and environmentally responsible behavior, she looks forward to inspiring Chattanoogans to reconnect with and protect the unique natural environment we share. In her spare time, you can find Kristen spending time outdoors with her sweet pup, Lyla.
Jared has a masters degree in Environmental Science from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, where he studied the physiology of rare plants and how they might fare in the face of climate change. He’s passionate about using the resources provided by the natural world to help find solutions to environmental problems. In his spare time he loves hiking, backpacking and traveling with his wife and daughter.
Margaret has always had a passion for the outdoors and keeping the environment clean and healthy. She got her undergraduate degree from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga in Outdoor Recreation. She is so excited to take on the role of the Waterways AmeriCorps VISTA position and help teach people in the Chattanooga area all about keeping our waterways clean and healthy. Margaret enjoys hiking, white water rafting, kayaking, and seeing what nature has to offer her.