Alton Perry is the Program Manager for Roanoke Electric Cooperative’s Sustainable Forestry and Land Retention Project. In this role, Alton assists forest landowners with a focus on assisting African American landowners to use their woodlands as a means of increasing family wealth and legacy. In doing so, he not only helps landowners and their families but he helps Roanoke Electric Cooperative meet its mission of enhancing the quality of life in the diverse communities they serve. Prior to this, Alton had a 30-year career with the North Carolina Forest Service, and on the show, Alton discusses a diverse career where he did everything from becoming a certified arborist, providing wildfire training and developing an urban forestry program. Alton is the perfect example of someone who found a great career and had lots of adventure in forestry and natural resources. He said, “Forestry is such a diverse and broad career field that you will find a home wherever you might land,” he says on the show.
Listen to Episode #74, "Being in this profession has allowed a country boy like me to go to places I never dreamed of" at Leadership Nature.