Audrey Pearson is a new Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation team member, and will serve as the Trails and Views Forever Program Manager. In her new role, Pearson, a Virginia native will support community outreach for the program and oversee efforts by the nonprofit’s Volunteer Corps.
“I am excited to expand the reach of the Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation farther into Virginia, and look forward to working with this experienced team,” Pearson said. “The Foundation has a solid track record of enhancing the Parkway.”
The Foundation launched the Trails & Views Forever program to repair and rehabilitate trails, overlooks, campgrounds, and picnic areas along the entire 469-mile scenic route through Virginia and North Carolina. Unfortunately, the National Park Service continues to face shortfalls in funding to repair and maintain these areas that are sought out by millions of visitors each year.
A graduate of the University of Virginia with a degree in Environmental Science, Pearson has worked supporting the Blue Ridge Parkway for the past two years. She will be based in Roanoke.
“Audrey’s knowledge of the Parkway and passion for connecting volunteers with projects will drive the Trails & Views Forever program forward within the park and in neighboring communities,” said Carolyn Ward, CEO of the Foundation.