Squeak Smith, Chairman

CHAIRMAN'S MESSAGE

Resource Institute has a clear mission: to enhance America's natural resources by restoring streams, rivers and wetlands. 

Our partners are non-profit organizations, local governments, private organizations, and civic-minded individuals interested in improving the welfare of their communities through the conscientious development of community resources. They partner with Resource Institute because they value our project assistance and guidance in bringing projects to successful completion. Resource Institute helps with project definition and finding funding sources. We assist and help direct conceptual planning, design, and engineering. We overview daily, on-the-ground construction management, manage grant reporting requirements, and most important, we help assure project completion. In short, Resource Institute helps its partners transform worthwhile community projects into real community assets. 

Resource Institute is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization operating to serve community interests without the business demands of a for-profit corporation. As such, we help to reduce total project costs. Moreover, as a nonprofit, Resource Institute has the capacity to seek and find funding sources for partner projects related to conservation, stream restoration, environmental education, and the stewardship of natural resources—funding sources that are not available to for-profit companies.

The staff of Resource Institute is ready to help you with your community project—to help you determine and define your wants and needs and to help you achieve your specific goals. The Board and I look forward to joining with you as partners on your next community resource project. 

Sincerely, Michael R. ‘Squeak’ Smith, Chairman 

Watch this video to see how Resource Institute restores America's streams, rivers and wetlands.


board of directors

 Michael "Squeak" Smith Chair Morganton, NC   squeaksmith@earthlink.net   

Michael "Squeak" Smith
Chair
Morganton, NC
squeaksmith@earthlink.net
 

 G. Richard Mode At-Large Representative NWF Outreach Coordinator Morganton, NC   grmode@gmail.com

G. Richard Mode
At-Large Representative
NWF Outreach Coordinator
Morganton, NC
grmode@gmail.com

 Lenny Smathers Vice Chair Granite Falls, NC   lenny.smathers@gmail.com    

Lenny Smathers
Vice Chair
Granite Falls, NC
lenny.smathers@gmail.com

 

 Ken White At-Large Advance, NC  kennon.white@gmailcom

Ken White
At-Large
Advance, NC
kennon.white@gmailcom

 Meyressa Schoonmaker Treasurer Winston-Salem, NC   mhschoon@earthlink.net

Meyressa Schoonmaker
Treasurer
Winston-Salem, NC
mhschoon@earthlink.net

 Dick Barber Washington, NC  dick@morrisins.com

Dick Barber
Washington, NC
dick@morrisins.com

 Lynn McCaskill Secretary Ellerbee, NC  rlynnmccaski@etinternet.net

Lynn McCaskill
Secretary
Ellerbee, NC
rlynnmccaski@etinternet.net

 Roy H. Pender Southport, NC  rpender@westfourthla.com

Roy H. Pender
Southport, NC
rpender@westfourthla.com

staff

  Charles Anderson  Project Developer, Funding Liaison   336-750-0522  email Charles   

Charles Anderson
Project Developer, Funding Liaison  
336-750-0522
email Charles
 

  Debbie Dodson  Chief Financial Officer, Grant Management and Reporting 336-750-0522  email Debbie

Debbie Dodson
Chief Financial Officer,
Grant Management and Reporting
336-750-0522
email Debbie

  Tammy Winfrey  Administrative Assistant, Office Manager, Rosgen Training, Contracts Coordinator 336-750-0522  email Tammy

Tammy Winfrey
Administrative Assistant, Office Manager, Rosgen Training, Contracts Coordinator
336-750-0522
email Tammy

  Paula Worden, MEd  Education and Communications Manager  email Paula

Paula Worden, MEd
Education and Communications Manager
email Paula

  Ashley   Hawkins, MS, MBA  Coordinator - Western Streams Initiatives, Financial Assistant, Marketing and Communications 336-750-0522  email Ashley

Ashley Hawkins, MS, MBA
Coordinator - Western Streams Initiatives, Financial Assistant, Marketing and Communications
336-750-0522
email Ashley