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
Co-Chair
Government Affairs, Waste Management
Lynn Rippy
Vice Chair
Executive Director, YouthBuild Louisville

Dan Caudill
Treasurer
Partner, Caudill Seed Company

Jere Downs
Member
Associate Communications Manager
The Kroger Co., Louisville Division

Bennett Knox
Exec. Director
Parks Administrator, Metro Parks, Natural Areas/JMF

Dana Kasler
Ex-Officio
Interim Director, Louisville Metro Parks & Recreation

 

Bryan Armstrong
Co-Chair
Attorney
Tom Armstrong
Member
Retired, KY State Government

SteVon Edwards, MPH
Member
Organizer, Outdoor Afro KY

Joanna Erny
Member

Theresa Zawacki
Member
Louisville Metro Government

Jenny Johnston
Member
PRG Commercial Property Advisors

Patricia Tennen
Member
Kentucky Youth Advocates