Our Staff

Travis Morehead

Executive Director


Travis assumed the Executive Director position in February of 2016. Previously, he worked with the Catawba Lands Conservancy as the operations director of the Carolina Thread Trail project. Prior to that, he served in the military, including a combat deployment in Iraq, and worked as a senior and principal city planner for the town of Cary. Travis grew up in Stanly County and attended high school in Albemarle. He has a degree in political science with a concentration in town, city, and county management from Appalachian State University. Travis is dedicated to the Uwharrie region and the heartland area of North Carolina. In his free time, he enjoys hunting, fishing, and spending time with his family.

Michael Nye Fulk

Associate Director


Michael “Mikey” Nye Fulk began working with Three Rivers Land Trust in June 2016, and assumed the Associate Director position in January 2018.  Previously, she served as the Southern Piedmont Hunter Education Coordinator for the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission.  Prior to that, she worked for nearly 12 years in Wyoming as a wildlife biologist and in Montana as the Access Coordinator for Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks.  Michael was born and raised in Orrum, NC (Robeson County) and attended North Carolina State University, where she earned a degree in Fisheries and Wildlife Science and a minor in Environmental Science.  She is dedicated to conserving the natural places and resources of her home state, while ensuring that all walks of life can enjoy the outdoors.  Michael spends her free time hunting, fishing, and traveling.

Crystal Cockman

Director of Conservation


Crystal began her time at the Land Trust as a Duke University Stanback Intern in Summer 2005.  She enjoyed the job so much that she came back to work part-time her last semester of graduate school, and joined on as a full-time staff member in July 2006.  A local girl born and raised in Moore County, Crystal has always had a heart for conservation issues in this region.  She graduated from Duke University in 2004 with a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science, and minors in Earth and Ocean Science and in English.  In May 2006, she received her Master of Environmental Management from Duke University’s Nicholas School of the Environment and Earth Sciences, with a focus on Environmental Health and Security.  In her spare time, she enjoys reading, backpacking, hiking, fly-fishing, and pretty much anything outdoors.

Cody Fulk

Conservation Lands Manager


Cody, a native of Yadkin County, North Carolina, began work with the Land Trust in February 2017.  A graduate of Haywood Community College, he earned his degree in Fisheries and Wildlife Management in 2010. Over the course of his career, Cody has led teams on whitetail deer and alligator research projects in both Tennessee and Louisiana.  Additionally, Cody worked with Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks access programs and led a sage grouse research team for the Bureau of Land Management. Most recently, Cody was the Team Leader for the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission Troy Depot, where he oversaw the management of all Game Lands along the Yadkin – Pee Dee watershed.  Cody spends his free time hunting, fishing, and camping.

Sam Parrott

Stewardship Director


Sam began work with TRLT in January of 2017 and was named Membership and Outreach Director in January 2019. In November 2019, he took on the role as the Associate Director of Conservation, now focusing his time on land conservation and management. Sam was born and raised in Spartanburg, South Carolina and attended his hometown university, Wofford College, where he earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Environmental Studies and Business in the spring of 2015. Prior to the Land Trust, Sam worked with conservation organizations in the High Sonoran Desert of Arizona, the Rocky Mountains of Colorado, and the Piedmont Region of South Carolina. Sam is passionate about conserving the Carolina’s natural resources, including it’s land, wildlife, and heritage. In his free time he likes to hunt, fly fish, rock climb, and camp.

Steely Russell

Sportsman Access Coordinator


Steely began working for the Land Trust in November of 2017, first serving as the Administrative Associate and then transitioning into the Membership Associate position. She now serves as the Sportsman Access Coordinator and manages the Sportsman Access Program and hunt lease program for the organization. She attended the University of North Carolina, where she graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Geology in the spring of 2017. Her studies included doing field work in the southern Appalachian region as well as northern Wyoming. Born and raised in Albemarle, North Carolina, Steely is very passionate about conserving natural land in North Carolina’s Piedmont region, along with introducing others to all that this region has to offer. In her free time, Steely enjoys hiking, kayaking, camping, and cheering on the North Carolina Tar Heels.

Tiffany Dorn

Administrative Associate


Tiffany began working as the Administrative Associate for the Three Rivers Land Trust in November 2019. A graduate of Stanly Community College who transferred to the University of North Carolina at Greensboro after graduation. Her studies have focused on early childhood education, both in the classroom as well as administratively. Tiffany is a native of Rowan County, North Carolina and lives here with her husband and two children. She enjoys spending time outdoors and believes that exploring nature is essential to our wellbeing.

Valerie Alzner

Stewardship Associate


Valerie Alzner began working as a Stewardship Associate for the Three Rivers Land Trust in July 2019 when Three Rivers merged with Sandhills Area Land Trust. Valerie began working for Sandhills Area Land Trust in 2007 as a Land Steward Associate. She served in the U.S. Army as a Blackhawk helicopter mechanic/crew chief before getting a degree in Fisheries and Wildlife from Michigan State University in 2005. Since graduation, she has worked as an intern at the U.S. Army Environmental Center and has banded birds in West Virginia for the Institute of Bird Populations. Valerie is a native of Michigan and first came to North Carolina in 1990 with her husband who was stationed at Ft. Bragg. In her free time, she enjoys keeping chickens, hiking, camping, reading and spending time with family.


Land Protection Specialist


Emily began working as the Land Protection Specialist for Three Rivers Land Trust in February 2021. She attended North Carolina State University where she graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Fisheries, Wildlife, and Conservation Biology in the spring of 2020. Her studies included ornithology, herpetology, and field work throughout North Carolina. She is also a Certified Associate Wildlife Biologist. Before coming to the Land Trust, she worked on wildlife management projects for private companies and managed the hunting program on a wildlife refuge. As a Montgomery County native, Emily is passionate about conserving the natural lands she has been able to enjoy in the region. In her spare time, Emily is an avid birder and also enjoys hiking, paddling, and baking.

Nicky Black

Membership and Events Specialist


Nicky Black began working as the Membership and Events Specialist at Three Rivers Land Trust in March of 2021. She is a Rowan County native and a graduate from the Catawba College Ketner School of Business. She has a background in event planning and media marketing. Nicky is an outdoor enthusiast, she enjoys camping, hiking, and kayaking.  She is an ACA Kayak Instructor and a Paddlesports Safety Facilitator. Nicky is also a Leave No Trace Educator and is extremely passionate about sharing the beauty of the great outdoors with others, including her husband and three beautiful children.

Addison Watson

Media and Outreach Associate


Addison “Addie” Watson began working as the Media and Communications Associate in   April 2021 after interning for Three Rivers Land Trust. She attended Catawba College where she graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Sport Management and minors in Communications and Religion. Addie is from Kernersville, NC, where her love of the outdoors began at an early age- an experience she hopes to share with others through land conservation. In her free time, Addie enjoys fishing, hunting, spending time with family and friends, and hanging out with animals of all kinds.





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.8  * Join us October 9th at 9:30am as we paddle Tuckertown Reservoir. 

Three Rivers Land Trust  In September 2019, Phase I of the Alcoa Lands Project was completed. Phase I conserved 2,463 acres and 45 miles of shoreline along High Rock Lake. Now with the closure of Phase II Tuckertown, this project has conserved over 4,800 acres and 76 miles of shoreline along the Yadkin-Pee Dee.  Tuckertown Reservoir, an impoundment of the Yadkin River, is known for its recreational opportunities and as a vital water resource for North Carolinians. 

To celebrate this momentous achievement, the TRLT Paddle Club is hosting our next group paddle event in Tuckertown Reservoir on October 9th, 2021 at 9:30am. We launch from the Bringles Ferry Boating Access Area (3301 Bringle Ferry Road)  and Paddle to the Flat Creek Access (450 Wildlife Access Road). This paddle is 3.8 miles and will take the group about two and a half hours to complete.   

We encourage paddlers to organize their own shuttles. Limited shuttles will be available, but must be prearranged. Please contact nicky@threeriverslandtrust.org

Have your own Equipment? Already a TRLT Paddle Club Member? Then register below and join us at no cost! We look forward to paddling with you!

Row Co River Adventures will be providing kayak rentals for this event:

Single Kayak Rentals $35

Double Kayak Rentals $50

*All Rentals Include Paddle and PFD*

All Proceeds will be donated to Three Rivers Land Trust and each rental includes a TRLT membership! To book a rental please contact Row Co Directly at rowco@rowcoriveradventures.com

For more information or if you have questions, please email Nicky at nicky@threeriverslandtrust.org Hope to see you there!

Length of paddle: ~4 miles

Difficulty level: Easy