Brian Fannon, a native of Boone, NC, has most recently worked as Yadkin Riverkeeper for the Yadkin River Basin in North Carolina. He has previously worked as a fisheries biologist in Alaska and in numerous locations on the East Coast, and held several positions in natural and cultural history preservation and interpretation, including Education Director at Allison Woods Outdoor Learning Center in Statesville, NC and Tour Operations Manager Denali Park, Alaska. He has taught environmental science at several schools and universities, including Salem College and in rural Kenya. His career has focused primarily on aquatic systems and natural and cultural resources interpretation. Fannon holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from Wake Forest University, a Master’s degree in Historical Geography from Appalachian State University and PhD in Physical Geography from UNC Greensboro.