Lori Byrd

Lori Byrd grew up in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

Her grandfather worked for the National Park Service, so he first taught her how to love the National Park, and in doing so, he taught her to appreciate and protect the gifts that nature has been giving her and the rest of the world.

She’s married with one son who she raised before beginning her career in maintenance and hydroelectric planning at Alcoa Power Generating Inc. (ALCOA Inc.)

She loves to travel and has visited several countries in Central America and the Caribbean region, and plans to visit a lot more.