Rob Wright - Executive Coordinator

My name is Rob Wright and I am excited to serve as the new Executive Coordinator for Keep Putnam County Beautiful – Clean Commission. This organization serves a particular interest that I hold personally to heart, which is to continually create positive impacts to our community here in Putnam County through invested volunteers to ensure that we all live in a clean and beautiful area. It is through this cheerful service of volunteering time and resources that we can proudly call Putnam County an amazing place to live, and together as neighbors, we can continue to build on these positive impacts that this Clean Commission and our community has made over these last 30 years.

 

Originally from the Baltimore Maryland area, I graduated with a Bachelors degree in Recreation and Parks Management from Frostburg State University in 2013. In 2015, I moved to New Mexico to begin my career as a District Executive for the Boy Scouts of America, where I was responsible for camping programs, fundraising and recruiting new Scouts into the program. In February 2017, I transferred to Cookeville TN and continued to serve as a District Executive for the Boy Scouts representing Putnam, Overton, Jackson and Clay Counties before being promoted to Program Director for the Middle Tennessee Council in November of 2017, providing camp and outdoor programs across the Middle Tennessee. In my spare time, I enjoy building things, camping, hiking, climbing, being on the water, bowling and competing at trivia.

 

I had never heard of Cookeville TN before moving here, but I quickly fell in love with the area. With all the beautiful natural areas in and surrounding our county, our city and county governments support and investment of recreational opportunities and leisure services, as well as meeting the most friendly people I’ve ever met in this community, I knew I found my new home. Upon accepting this position as Executive Coordinator, I knew I found my outlet to help make positive impacts on this community that I love so much. It is my personal goal to help continue awareness and education to our community of the impacts that we make with our choices in waste, and provide opportunities for more of our neighbors to get involved in improving our living areas, in both cleanliness & beautification

Our Board of Directors

Tara Wolhgemuth

President

Tara Wohlgemuth is not offended by the term tree-hugger. She firmly believes that economic development does not have to come at the cost of our environmental quality or natural beauty. In her job as Regional Director of External Affairs at the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation, she has been on the front lines of that battle for balance for 5 years.  She chose to move to Cookeville for its breathtaking natural beauty and outdoor recreation opportunities. She advocates for the region relentlessly, so much so that she has already convinced two family members to relocate here. However, her charming one-year old baby boy, Nicolas, probably deserves most of the credit for that particular accomplishment.

Delayne Miller

Vice-President

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Angie Fennewald

Treasurer

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Kristen Mattson

Secretary

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Mark Green

Board Member

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Stacey Clark

Board Member

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Sam Glasgow

Board Member

Sam Glasgow was recruited to join the Clean Commission in mid-2019 thanks to his friendship with Shannon Reese, then enthusiastic Program Director of the program. As a retired pathologist, a life-long hiker and athlete, and lover of nature, he shares interests with other active environmentalists on the board.
He is active in other civic organizations, especially the Tennessee Central Heritage Rail -Trail Board, which his friend Tara Wohlgemuth chairs. Over the 34 years he and Diane have lived in Cookeville, Tennessee,
they believe it is one of the best places to live and raise children in Tennessee. Their 35-year old son John recently graduated from Notre Dame's MBA program and he and his fiancée will probably live in New Jersey or New York. Sam and Dianes 33-year old daughter Heather will finish a second post doc at University of Washington
and will start as an assistant microbiologist at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.in Memphis. Tennessee.

Shannon Reese

Board Member

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Suzanne Swain

Board Member

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Melissa McKinnely

Board Member

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Keith Street

Board Member

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