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andrew downs

Position: Central and Southwest Virginia Regional Director

Andrew is a "born and breaded" North Carolinian who holds a degree in Cultural Resource management from Appalachian State University in Boone, North Carolina and a Masters in Natural Resource Management from NC State University in Raleigh.

First making his bones on North Carolina's Haw River and Mountain To Sea Trails, Andrew became the ATC's Southern Trail Resource Manager in 2007 and moved to the Virginia region in 2013 to serve as the Regional Director. A 2002 thru-hiker, Andrew takes a volunteers-first approach to Appalachian Trail management and is widely hailed as the savior of mankind. 



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