About Wilderness Louisville

Wilderness Louisville, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization founded in 2013 with a mission to be champions for Louisville’s natural areas, from Jefferson Memorial Forest, the nation’s largest municipally-owned urban forest, to the ones in your neighborhood. We work in partnership with the Louisville Metro Government’s Department of Parks and Recreation to promote the development, stewardship and community awareness of these important public spaces.

 

Mission Statement

We are champions for Louisville’s natural areas from Jefferson Memorial Forest, the nation’s largest city-owned urban forest, to the ones in your neighborhood.

Meet Our Board

Theresa Zawacki

Board Chair

Louisville Metro Government

Lynn Rippy

Vice Chair

Executive Director, YouthBuild Louisville

Dan Caudill

Treasurer

Partner, Caudill Seed Company

Alicia Ariatti

Secretary

Ariatti Advising LLC

Bennett Knox

Exec. Director

Parks Administrator, Metro Parks, Natural Areas/JMF

Seve Ghose

Ex-Officio

Director, Louisville Metro Parks & Recreation

Linda Witt

Member

Coordinator, LEEP Program, Jefferson County Public Schools

Tom Armstrong

Member

Retired, KY State Government

SteVon Edwards, MPH

Member

Organizer, Outdoor Afro KY

Joanna Erny

Member

Metro Government

Andy Reynolds

Member

Public Sector Manager, Waste Management