Amy Edge, Associate Director/General Counsel,

Amy Edge serves as Associate Director and General Counsel of Tar River Land Conservancy.  Prior to joining TRLC in October 2005, she practiced law in Oxford, North Carolina for ten years.  She is a graduate of Duke University and the University of North Carolina School of Law.  She also earned a Certificate in Nonprofit Management through Duke University Continuing Education.  She is a champion of the Carolina madtom, a small, rare catfish found in the Tar River Basin.

Derek Halberg, Executive Director,

Derek Halberg joined the staff of Tar River Land Conservancy in August 2004 as its Director of Land Protection overseeing conservation planning activities, acquisition of easements and fee-owned tracts, and stewardship of protected lands.  Derek has served as TRLC’s Executive Director since March 2007.  He works closely with the TRLC Board, staff, volunteers, and partners to implement the day-to-day mission of the organization.  One of Derek’s favorite parts of his job is thanking a landowner with a handshake after a conservation easement closing.  He takes great pride knowing that the lands that TRLC protects today will be enjoyed for many generations to come.  Derek received his Bachelor of Science in Forestry from North Carolina State University and a Master of Forestry from Yale University.  Prior to joining TRLC, he managed the natural resources program at the National Guard Bureau in Arlington, Virginia, supporting Army National Guard installations across the country.

Michelle Mound, Land Conservation Specialist,

Michelle Mound currently serves as the Land Conservation Specialist for Tar River Land Conservancy, having held the position since May 2022. She previously served as Land Stewardship Intern during the summer of 2021 and the spring of 2022. Michelle received her Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science with a focus in Land Management from North Carolina State University in May 2022.