NOLS semester grad Andy Hill recently received one of the Boone Area Chamber of Commerce’s 2019 “4 Under 40” awards for his work as High Country Regional Director & Watauga Riverkeeper for MountainTrue.
“Four emerging leaders and a trusted advocate for young professionals were honored during the 3rd annual Boone Area Chamber of Commerce 4 Under 40 Awards luncheon...Nominees were sought in the categories of business owner, education, non-profit business professional, and rising star.
Non-Profit Business Professional: Andy Hill, MountainTrue
Andy Hill serves as the High Country Regional Director and Watauga Riverkeeper for MountainTrue. As a long-time fly fisherman, educator and guide, his intimate understanding of the area’s watershed fuels his ability to provide an experienced layer of protection to many areas. Hill attended Appalachian State University, where he received his Bachelor of Science in Outdoor Experiential Education and his Masters in College Outdoor Program Administration. A graduate of the National Outdoor Leadership School, he thrives on using the outdoors as a source of learning and connecting people with our shared wild places. Hill is active in the community as the founder of Fish Goat Guide Service based in Valle Crucis as well as the Fly-Fishing Program at Lees-McRae College, with a mission to help connect students to clean, cold water. He serves an adjunct instructor at Appalachian State University, teaching courses in Natural Resource Management, Paddlesports and Leadership & Group Dynamics.”
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