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 4281 Bill Epley Ave. Morganton, NC 28655 828-584-2848 (H) 828-205-2355 (cell) squeaksmith@earthlink.net  

Michael "Squeak" Smith
Chair
4281 Bill Epley Ave.
Morganton, NC 28655
828-584-2848 (H)
828-205-2355 (cell)

squeaksmith@earthlink.net
 

G. Richard Mode At-Large Representative NWF Outreach Coordinator 206 Woodlawn Drive Morganton, NC 28655 828-443-2901 grmode@gmail.com

G. Richard Mode
At-Large
Representative
NWF Outreach Coordinator
206 Woodlawn Drive
Morganton, NC 28655
828-443-2901
grmode@gmail.com

Lenny Smathers Vice Chair 5562 Land Harbour Dr.  Granite Falls, NC 28630828-493-1387 (cell) lenny.smathers@gmail.com  

Lenny Smathers
Vice Chair
5562 Land Harbour Dr. 
Granite Falls, NC 28630828-493-1387 (cell)

lenny.smathers@gmail.com

 

Kelly L. Darden, Jr. At-Large 100 Trent Circle Greenville, NC 27834 252-757-3625 (H) 252-414-0333 (cell)  kdarden@embarqmail.com

Kelly L. Darden, Jr.
At-Large
100 Trent Circle
Greenville, NC 27834
252-757-3625 (H)
252-414-0333 (cell) 
kdarden@embarqmail.com

Meyressa Schoonmaker Treasurer 2090 Royall Dr. Winston-Salem, NC 27106 336-759-2600 (W) 336-759-2764 (H) 336-971-1379 (cell) mhschoon@earthlink.net

Meyressa Schoonmaker
Treasurer
2090 Royall Dr.
Winston-Salem, NC 27106
336-759-2600 (W)
336-759-2764 (H)
336-971-1379 (cell)

mhschoon@earthlink.net

Dick Barber 208 Washington Harbour Washington, NC 27889 252-721-3061 (cell)  dick@morrisins.com

Dick Barber
208 Washington Harbour
Washington, NC 27889
252-721-3061 (cell) 
dick@morrisins.com

Lynn McCaskill Secretary 274 2nd St., PO Box 467Ellerbee, NC 28338 910-652-5711 (H) 910-417-8917 (cell)  910-652-6261 (W) 910-652-2469 (fax) rlynnmccaski@etinternet.net

Lynn McCaskill
Secretary
274 2nd St., PO Box 467Ellerbee, NC 28338
910-652-5711 (H)
910-417-8917 (cell) 
910-652-6261 (W)
910-652-2469 (fax)
rlynnmccaski@etinternet.net

Roy H. Pender P.O. Box 11247,  766 Skipjack Circle Southport, NC 28461 910-454-4191 (W) rpender@westfourthla.com

Roy H. Pender
P.O. Box 11247, 
766 Skipjack Circle
Southport, NC 28461
910-454-4191 (W)
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 Education and Project Coordinator email Paula

Paula Worden
Education and Project Coordinator
email Paula

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

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