Who We Are

About Wilderness LouisvilleJefferson Memorial Forest

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

Andy Reynolds
Chair
Public Sector Representative, Waste Management

Vicki Welch
Vice-Chair
Retired, Louisville Metro Government

SteVon Edwards, MPH
Secretary
Organizer, Outdoor Afro KY

Tom Armstrong
Member
Retired, Kentucky State Government

Charlotte Caldwell
Member
Office Administrator, Kentucky Waterways Alliance

Dan Caudill
Member
Partner, Caudill Seed Co.

Krista Drescher-Burke
Member
Program Evaluator, Jefferson County Public Schools

Chuck Haddaway
Member
Community Engagement Director, Valley View Church

JoAnn James
Member
Education Administrator

Jenny Johnston
Member
Business Development Manager, PRG Commercial Property Advisers

Lynn Rippy
Member
Executive Director, YouthBuild Louisville

Patricia Tennen
Member
Chief Office of Strategic Initiatives, KY Youth Advocates

Randal Strobo
Member
Attorney, Strobo Barkley PLLC

Theresa Zawacki
Member
Louisville Metro Government

Bennett Knox
Executive Director
Parks Administrator, Jefferson Memorial Forest

Dana Kasler
Ex-Officio
Director, Louisville Parks and Recreation