Executive Director & Founder
I’m a naturalist, writer, teacher, and photographer who has had a lifelong love affair with nature and the outdoors. Some 35 years ago, I started channeling that obsession to photography, and since then, I’ve authored nine books, led photo tours all over the world, taught seminars and workshops, and given countless programs about photography and the outdoors. My mother, Phoebe Lorretta Adams, instilled the love of waterfalls in me at an early age and she inspired my first book, North Carolina Waterfalls, published in 1994. Since that time, waterfalls, particularly North Carolina waterfalls, have been a constant part of my life. I’ve always tried to be a good steward for the waterfalls, but with the explosion of people visiting them in these social media times, I feel that more needs to be done, not just by me, but from waterfall lovers across the state. That’s why I created Waterfall Keepers Of North Carolina. It’s time for me to give something back to the waterfalls that have so enriched my life. I live in the splendid mountains of western North Carolina with wife, Patricia, our elder cat Lucy, three mischievous cats rescued from Puerto Rico (Rico, Rami, and Roxi), a bunch of groundhogs that have dens all over the place, chickens, deer that come into the yard and eat our apples, I don’t know how many rabbits, and at any given time, raccoons, foxes, coyotes, opossums, and countless birds. Also, we have some really cool slime molds that grow in our mulch.