Board of Directors
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.
CARL NYBERG, ASHEVILLE NC
Carl brings to us a wealth of experience, having served on the board for the Elisha Mitchell Audubon Society for over two decades, including volunteering to manage exotic species removal at the Beaver Lake Bird Sanctuary. He was also on the board of the Coalition of Asheville Neighborhoods and served as treasurer for 20+ years. He has an undergraduate degree in Microbiolgy/Medical Technology and an MBA. After retiring from heatlhcare management, he worked as an Interpretative Ranger on the Blue Ridge Parkway, sharing his love for the outdoors with the public. He has lived in Western North Carolina since 1975, and enjoys hiking, camping in his VW bus, the arts, dance, and theater performances.
AMY KEMP, ASHEVILLE NC
Amy further strengthens the board with numerous skills. Throughout her career, she has held various accounting, IT audit, security, and management positions with companies both large and small. Her exposure to Accounting, Controllership, Audit, Information Systems Security and Compliance, and Operations Management offered the ability to hone skills that solve complex problems while considering the human element of business. In 2017 Amy had the unique opportunity to launch out on her own CPA firm. Throughout her career, Amy has approached challenges with an open, flexible mind and positive attitude. Her unique perspective on technology as a result of her diverse accounting, audit, governance, and security experiences. She is excited about offering her skills and talents to small businesses and non-profits that themselves aspire to make a positive difference in the world around us.
Her education and credentials include: Certified Public Accountant, Certified Information Systems Auditor, Certified in Risk and Information Systems Control, Certified Information Systems Security Professional, and BSBA, Accounting, University of Alabama, Huntsville, AL.
Her civic and community activities past and present include: Chair, Coalition of Asheville Neighborhoods; Founder and Executive Director, Model Communities Association; Chair, Asheville Tree Commission; Treasurer and Chair, Asheville Mardi Gras; Treasurer, Arts to People, Asheville, NC; and Co-founder & Chair, Madison Farmers Market, Madison, AL. Amy is actively engaged in the Asheville community and its volunteer organizations. She loves trees, values the natural world, enjoys biking, sewing, crafting, and spending time with family and friends. She is an avid yogi with a deep appreciation for the mind-body-spirit connection.