Board of Directors
CARL NYBERG, ASHEVILLE NC
JULIA JORDAN YOUNG, MARSHALL NC
KIM KEIFRIDER, BREVARD, NC
Kim is a Physical Therapist with her own practice. After obtaining her Bachelor’s Degree in General Studies at Louisiana State University, she went on to receive her Master’s Degree in Physical Therapy from the University of Southern California. She has over 25 years of experience as a physical therapist encompassing the areas of acute care, rehab, long term care, outpatient, school/pediatric, and private practice. With over 13 years experience in complementary therapies she is a Diplomate level Certified Craniosacral Therapist, a Certified Teaching Assistant in Craniosacral Therapy, and a Certified Presenter for the Craniosacral Overview and Introductory Workshops through the Upledger Institute.
MARIA PILOS, ASHEVILLE NC
Her love of the outdoors started young. Her father, a Greek immigrant, had a strong love of the outdoors and appreciation of nature which he passed down to Maria. She grew up in the outdoors camping and hiking. In her free time she enjoys hiking, cycling, cooking Greek foods, traveling, and spending time with family and friends.
GARRY WHISNANT, ASHEVILLE
Garry brings a well-rounded repertoire to the SERLC board. He has a strong technical background, having spent his career in the utility industry, where he served in several environmental, engineering, and leadership roles. A passionate outdoorsman, Garry enjoys hunting and fly fishing, and is actively engaged with several conservation organizations.
Garry is a graduate of NC State University with degrees in Biology and Chemical Engineering and is also a registered Professional Engineer in North Carolina.
Emeritus Board Members
BERNARD ARGHIERE, ASHEVILLE NC
Bernard and his family live in Asheville, NC, where they have resided for over 25 years. He holds a degree in Accounting and Finance, and he is retired from a career that focused on computer software development. He holds a Blue Ridge Naturalist credential from the NC Arboretum.
Bernard is an ardent astronomer – serving as an astronomy instructor and lecturer for people of all ages. He has led the design and construction of 3 observatories in the Western North Carolina region. He is the past president of the Astronomy Club of Asheville and the recipient of the 2010 North Carolina Champion of Science award from the NC Science, Mathematics, and Technology Education Center.