Meridith McAvoy Perkins
For the past 20 years, Meridith has dedicated her career to promoting healthy urban forestry management, connecting people to trees in ways that transform both landscapes and lives. She came to Forest ReLeaf of Missouri most recently from Davey Resource Group, Inc., where she served as Missouri Regional Manager and Principal Consultant for the past four years. Prior to that, she worked as an Urban & Community Forestry Coordinator for Utah’s Division of Forestry, managing statewide programs, contracts, and grants. Meridith is a skilled educator and advocate for healthy, connected woodlands and forests, having taught as an adjunct instructor, led technical workshops and conference sessions with professional peers, and delivered keynote presentations for general public events.
Liana has been with Forest Releaf since 2017. She attended York College of Pennsylvania where she received a bachelor’s in International Relations with a double minor in Geography and Environmental Studies. As Programs Manager, Liana’s responsibilities include community outreach, volunteer coordination, management of the Missouri Forestkeepers Network and assisting with forestry programs operation.
Eric joined the Forest ReLeaf team in early 2019. He attended Kent State University and received a Bachelor’s degree in Conservation and a Master’s degree in Ecology. Eric handles all the site and equipment maintenance at the Nursery and assists with volunteer activities.
Development and Marketing Manager
Adam joined the Forest ReLeaf team in late 2018. He grew up in Creve Coeur, MO, not far from the site of Forest ReLeaf’s nursery. He attended the College of Wooster in Wooster, OH, where he received a Bachelors in International Relations — Political Science. Upon graduation, Adam worked for a variety of nonprofit organizations. As Development and Marketing Manager, Adam’s responsibilities include fundraising, outreach, handling Forest ReLeaf’s communications strategy, and much more.
Cory has been with Forest ReLeaf since 2019. He attended the University of Missouri, Columbia where he received a bachelors in Forest Ecology. As Community Forester Cory’s responsibilities include community outreach and education, oversight of the Plant MOre Trees app, and assisting with forestry programs operation. He also teaches Forestry and Beekeeping related courses throughout the year.