We are proud to announce the promotion of two hard-working Riverkeeper staff members!

If you’ve been following Catawba Riverkeeper for the last 18 months, you may have come across Haley Tedder. Haley has been serving the organization as Program Director since May 2019. She’s led Catawba Riverkeeper’s youth and adult education programs like field trips, CAMP IN A BOX, and the Riverkeeper Learning Series. One of Haley’s most outstanding skills is relationship building. That’s why she’ll be great in her new role – Southern Basin Director.

Haley will oversee all of Catawba Riverkeeper’s programs and activities in the Southern Basin (south of Lake Wylie), from the Southern Basin. You’ll see her out and about in places like Lancaster, Great Falls, Fort Lawn, and Lake Wateree. You can also find her at the new South Carolina Outdoor Center next to The Catawba Fish Camp (at the Hwy 9 Bridge in Ft. Lawn) beginning in early 2021.

In case you missed it, Catawba Riverkeeper recently acquired a 5-acre riverfront property that we are transforming into an engaging outdoor center for the Southern Basin community. We’ve already had a couple of volunteer work days to get the project started. Next on the project list – building interpretive trails to feature some of the local plant and animal life. When complete, this incredible property will host education programs, public kayaking, community events, and clean-up programs. If you’re interested in being a part of this project, email Haley at haley@catawbariverkeeper.org.

Haley is an environmental educator and a scientist who attended both the University of South Carolina and the University of North Carolina at Wilmington. You can read more about her background online at catawbariverkeeper.org/ourpeople.

The Southern Basin Director position is made possible by the Arras Foundation, Southern Basin fundraising efforts, and generous members like you.

Haley’s not the only one changing roles at Catawba Riverkeeper. 8-year veteran of Catawba Riverkeeper, Diana Daniels, is transitioning from Associate Director to Director of Development and Marketing. Simply put, Diana will be working to raise funds and awareness for the Catawba Riverkeeper Foundation.

She’ll focus her fundraising efforts on major gifts from private individuals, corporations, and foundations and will lead the organization’s membership program. She’ll also lead the organization’s marketing efforts which includes websites, newsletters, social media, and events.  

Diana earned her B.S. in Business Administration with a concentration in Marketing from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. You can learn more about her at catawbariverkeeper.org/ourpeople.

Got questions about membership, ways to support Catawba Riverkeeper financially, or want to help with an event? Email Diana at diana@catawbariverkeeper.org.

As always, thank you to our members, volunteers, donors, grantors, and partners for your support of the Catawba Riverkeeper staff. Because of you, innovative leaders like Haley and Diana can help the organization grow and thrive. As Catawba Riverkeeper approaches our 25th Anniversary in 2022, we continue to work to increase our capacity and impact across the entire Catawba-Wateree River Basin and look forward to how Haley and Diana will help lead those efforts.

Diana Daniels
Haley Tedder