Executive Director


Deborah Bahr is the Director of CWEET and has been a community worker, mother, and artist living in East Tennessee for almost 30 years. She holds a degree in Women’s Studies from the University of Tennessee. Deborah is a mentor and life coach and is dedicated to a clean Pigeon River and the development of healthy Appalachian economies.

Media and Marketing Coordinator


Mindy Shelton Seagle is a native of Cocke County Tennessee, currently residing in Asheville,NC. She is an artist, designer and educator with a BA in Media Arts and an MS in Education from University of Tennessee. She is a long-time environmental and social justice advocate with a passion for dogs, the outdoors, art and non-profit work. 

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Development Consultant

Rebekah completed her Masters of Arts in International Affairs from the Milano School of International Affairs, Management, and Urban Policy at the New School in New York City. Her nonprofit and volunteer efforts include board and program development, grant writing, monitoring and evaluation, strategic planning, and communications. She is also a guide on the Pigeon River and enjoys hiking and exploring the Smoky Mountains.



Stream Monitoring Coordinator

Jillian Bryan has lived along the Nolichucky River in East TN for 20 years and is dedicated to monitoring and advocating for the health of our streams. She is naturally curious and enjoys everything outdoors, crafting, learning and spending time with her daughter.

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