OESS TEAM

Amy Turner, Ph.D., CWB | Director of the Office of Environmental Stewardship and Sustainability

Amy is the Director of the Office of Environmental Stewardship and Sustainability and has been at this position since 2017. She received her B.S in Wildlife and Fisheries Sciences; a B.S. in Political Science from Texas A&M University; an M.S. in Environmental Science from Texas A&M University- Corpus Christi; and a Ph.D. in Wildlife Science from Texas A&M University-Kingsville. Prior to serving at Sewanee, Amy worked at the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service as an Ecologist alongside her fellow biologists to preserve and protect resources for future generations. She has spent the majority of her career dedicated to natural resource conservation and education,  ensuring that the youth of today will be the informed leaders of tomorrow. Phone: 931-598-1447 Office: Cleveland Annex 004

Nate Wilson | Domain Manager

As Domain manager, Nate Wilson is responsible for the implementation of land management decisions across the Domain. Prior to his work for the University, he was a consultant in wildlife biology and forestry on the Cumberland Plateau where he worked primarily with private landowners and conservation NGOs. Nate received his B.S. in Forestry and Wildlife Ecology in 2002 from the Warnell School of Forest Resources, University of Georgia. Phone: 931-598-1268, Office: Cleveland Annex 006

Sandy Gilliam | Domain Ranger

Sandy has been working with the University for four years now. He became the University's first and only full-time Domain ranger two years ago. Outside of his work patrolling and maintaining the trails and recreational assets of the Domain, Sandy serves as Franklin County's Constable. He also loves to hunt and is a self-taught photographer. Phone: 931-598-1268, Office: Cleveland Annex 006

Sara McIntyre | Sustainability Coordinator

New to Sewanee and the position of Sustainability Coordinator in 2020, Sara has spent the past 15 years as a middle school Science teacher, sustainable farmer, and executive director of a Chattanooga nonprofit farm. Her B.A. in Biology from Carleton College and graduate work in Environmental Education at the Teton Science School in Kelly, WY have informed her passion for and career in teaching and engaging people in the natural world. She would love to meet you for a walk, hike, paddle, bike ride, cup of tea, ice cream cone, or chat about anything! Find her: Phone: 931-598-1559, Office: Cleveland Annex 005

Carolyn Hoagland | University Farm Manager

Carolyn Hoagland is a soil ecologist with a dedication to sustainability principles and student collaboration. She is finishing a Ph.D. in Soil and Crop Science at Colorado State University, where she also completed a Master’s Degree. She has a B.S. in Environmental Science from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, and a permaculture design certificate from Oregon State University. As Farm Manager, her projects include the construction of hoop houses and expansion of composting practices. Office: 225 Breakfield Rd

Carl Conry | Assistant Farm Manager

Carl Conry has 20 years of experience managing integrated small farms on the Cumberland Plateau. As Assistant Farm Manager he helps students understand how animals, pasture, forests, row crops, and greenhouses work together to achieve sustainable production. Office: 225 Breakfield Rd

Kevin Fouts | Research Manager

Kevin received his M.S. in Wildlife Management and Ecology from the University of Georgia and has put that degree to work studying aquatic systems and their inhabitants throughout the southeast. Prior to joining the University, he investigated links between management practices and stream salamander communities in the Smokies, worked with managers of southeastern reservoirs to reduce incidence of wildlife disease, and helped examine the effects of biofuel production on water quality. A whitewater guide in his younger years, Kevin loves spending time in local streams and is helping coordinate the Sewanee Headwaters Initiative. Phone: 931-598-1177, Office: Cleveland Annex 007