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.

Staff

Becky Roark
Executive Director

Becky Roark

Geospatial Ecologist

Nate Weston

Anna Gwaltney
Outreach Coordinator

Anna Gwaltney

Butterfly Photo Unsplash
Administrative Specialist

Barbara Fraleigh

Stream and Forest Resource Specialist

Daniel Hagood

Watershed Stewardship Intern

Abby Stolt

Executive Director

Becky Roark

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 becky@beaverwatershedalliance.org or by phone at 479-750-8007.

Geospatial Ecologist

Nate Weston

Nate joined the Alliance in July 2017. An exceptionally non-traditional student – he grew up on a semi-truck – he holds a B.S. in Environmental Science from the University of Central Arkansas and an A.A. from the University of Arkansas Community College in Morrilton.

He worked as a Restoration Assistant for the Jewel Moore Nature Reserve during his undergraduate, later interning under Ecologist Theo Witsell with the Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission. He was hired as Research Assistant after completing his internship, assisting in the herbarium and field surveys looking for rare plants.

Nate lives in Fayetteville, enjoys camping, hiking, and gaming and is passionate about native plants, biogeography, and ecological restoration. Nate can be reached at nate@beaverwatershedalliance.org or by phone at 479-750-8007.

Outreach Coordinator

Anna Gwaltney

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 went on to work 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. In her free time, she enjoys exploring the area with her golden retriever, gardening, sewing, and making art. Anna can be reached at anna@beaverwatershedalliance.org.

Administrative Specialist

Barbara Fraleigh

Barbara can be reached at barbara@beaverwatershedalliance.org.

Stream and Forest Resource Specialist

Daniel Hagood

Watershed Stewardship Intern

Abby Stolt

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