As the Council’s Southeast Region Director, Tina is establishing a new satellite office in Chattanooga. She is well-suited to the task given her love of people, plenty of energy, and an excellent track record in fund raising. In the past, she has found funding for several organizations, most recently at Chattanooga Arboretum & Nature Center where she raised $250,000 and then served as Project Manager to build Paddler’s Perch for canoeist use. With a B.S. in Broadcast Journalism, Tina has been a TV and Radio News Anchor, a Senior Reporter for a LA television station, and Media Relations Professional for a community hospital. In addition to setting up the new office, Tina’s first project for the Council has been to create and lead a 9-week program for middle school youth in a low-income area of Chattanooga. Youth involved have been getting to know their environment through experiences such as trash clean-up projects, trail work, water and soil testing, and visits to natural areas in the city.