Kathryn Herndon-Powell

Regional Manager - Central Virginia

Based in Roanoke, VA, Kathryn works with seven Trail Clubs and 10 Appalachian Trail Communities™ to support programs such as Trail To Every Classroom, the Konnarock Volunteer Trail Crew, and Ridgerunners along 400 miles of the Trail in the Central and Southwest Virginia Region.

In addition to thru-hiking the A.T. in 2006 and the PCT in 2010, Kathryn “Dinosaur” Herndon spent five years working seasonally on the A.T. in the summers and working with youth as an after-school teacher in the winters. In her current position, Kathryn is thrilled to combine her love of the Trail and her passion for education and community engagement to introduce new audiences to the rewards of A.T. stewardship.