Staff and Board
The Beaver Watershed Alliance was formed in 2011 to establish programming to maintain high-quality drinking water in Beaver Lake and improve water quality on the Beaver Lake Watershed. The Alliance represents a diverse stakeholder group from conservation, education, water utilities, technical and science, business, agriculture, recreation, and local government groups working together for the cause of clean water.
Becky Roark joined the Beaver Watershed Alliance in December 2016. She holds a degree in Landscape Architecture from the University of Arkansas and has worked within the water quality and conservation fields in the Northwest Arkansas region since 2010. Becky has experience in directing and developing community programs for the non-profit sector and has a technical background to help communities with both watershed management and the advancement of watershed protection initiatives.
She is passionate about cultivating partnerships for watershed education and protection, as well as dedicated to protecting and improving the quality of Beaver Lake and its watershed, including its natural and cultural resources. Becky also serves on the Fayetteville Natural Heritage Association Board, Friends of Hobbs State Park Board, enjoys kayaking and smallmouth bass fishing and spends time outdoors with her family. Becky can be reached at email@example.com or by phone at 479-750-8007.
Anna joined the Beaver Watershed Alliance in March 2021 as the Outreach Coordinator. She holds a degree in Landscape Architecture from the University of Arkansas, where she most enjoyed learning about graphic design, conservation, and sustainability. After graduating, she worked as an environmental steward fellow with the National Park Service’s Rivers, Trails, and Conservation Assistance Program at the Buffalo National River. Anna is an Arkansas native and is passionate about the people, landscape, and water of Northwest Arkansas. Anna can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Larry Berry joined the Beaver Watershed Alliance in November 2022. Larry has worked in Environmental Science and Resource Conservation since 2008 in and around Northwest Arkansas. He holds a master’s degree in Crop, Soil, and Environmental Science and a bachelor’s degree in Environmental Soil and Water Science from the University of Arkansas. Larry has experience designing and installing natural stream design restoration projects and implementing and monitoring the efficacy of agricultural best management practices. His career has centered around working on private and public landscape initiatives aimed at protecting and enhancing soil and water natural resources.
Emily joined the Beaver Watershed Alliance in April 2023. She holds a degree in Landscape Architecture from Mississippi State University and a Master’s Degree in Resiliency Design from the University of Arkansas. Emily is passionate about sustainable design that connects people with the natural environment around them and is excited about the work the Alliance does to further that conversation. Formerly, she worked as a research assistant for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at the Fay Jones School of Architecture and Design, as a landscape designer, and as a project designer at a civil engineering firm. In her spare time, Emily enjoys gardening, reading, crocheting, traveling, and playing with her Doberman, Roxy.
Alliance Board of Directors
- Jeff Marley, President
Madison County Landowner
- Brent Dobler, Vice President
Rogers Water Utilities
- Patsy Christie, Treasurer
City of Springdale
- Bob Caulk, Secretary
Fayetteville Natural Heritage Association
- Billy Ammons, Blue In Green
- Alan Bland, Army Corps of Engineers, Retired
- Richard Bowen, Arkansas Game & Fish Commission
- Steve Brannan, Madison County Landowner/The New Camp
- Ray Eaton, Mt Olive Water Association
- Lonnie Horn, Washington County Farm Bureau and Landowner
- James McCarty, Beaver Water District
- Juliet Richey, Garver Engineering
- Erin Scott, Ozarks Water Watch
- Jim Ed Summers, SWK Financial Planning Advisors of Raymond James
- Brian Teague, Secretary, Community by Design
- Frank Weaver, Madison County Judge
- Greg Wheeler, Madison County Landowner
- Jim Woodruff, Artex Properties
- Steve Adams, Retired, Biochemical Engineering