Kay Coriell

2016 Volunteer of the Year SORO

Kay Coriell was recognized by her peers in the southern region (SORO) of the A.T. in 2016 as their Volunteer of the Year. Kay has had a profound impact on the Nantahala Hiking Club (NHC) and the ATC during her 31 years of service. During that time, she has served as NHC president, vice president, newsletter editor, hike scheduler, at­large board member, and as a FS/ATC Scoping Committee member. Kay has been instrumental in a variety of efforts to support the NHC and the A.T. community, from setting up the club’s lending library to creating and maintaining a hiker shuttle list for the area. Her voice has the force of wisdom, and her kindness has nurtured a generation of NHC members.