About Us / HRWA Staff

Meet the Team

Dorene Bolze
Executive Director

Dorie has served for over 15 years as the first Executive Director of the Harpeth River Watershed Association. Bolze has over 30 years of work experience in the field of water quality science and policy, conservation policy and biology related to wildlife conservation, energy efficiency, marine fisheries, protected area management, and international wildlife trade.Bolze earned her Masters of Environmental Management degree from the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies and her B.S. in zoology from Duke University where she was an A.B. Duke Scholar and a Deborah Steer Scholar at the Duke Marine Laboratory.  

Jim Redwine
Director of Water Quality and Sustainability

In March 2016,Jim joined the Harpeth River Watershed Association in a new senior position as Director of the Water Quality Protection and Sustainability Program. Jim has over 30 years of experience as a corporate executive, and environmental and bankruptcy attorney. He received the 2011 American Bar Association Award for Excellence in Environmental, Energy, and Resources Stewardship for his work on the General Motors bankruptcy.Jim received his B.A. magna cum laude from Harvard University and his J.D. from Vanderbilt University.

Dan Fitzgerald
Director of Watershed Science and Restoration

Dan joined the Harpeth River Watershed Association in May 2017 as Director of the Watershed Science and Restoration Program. His research focuses on key issues affecting aquatic diversity, such as global patterns of freshwater fish invasions and the impacts of expanding hydroelectric development in the tropics. This work has taken him to rivers in Pennsylvania and Texas, as well as internationally in Brazil and Peru. Dan received his B.S. in Environmental Science from Drexel University and his Ph.D. in Wildlife and Fisheries Science from Texas A&M University. 

Kaki Comer
Conservation Policy and Development Associate

After serving a 1-year term as an AmeriCorps VISTA, Kaki joined HRWA as the Conservation Policy and Development Associate. She works to assist the Development program with membership and fundraising, donor events, and donor database work. She also does communications, community education and advocacy, and maintains partner group initiatives for the Water Quality Program. Kaki, a Virginia native, earned her B.S. in Sustainable Development and B.A. in Spanish from Appalachian State University.

Amy Crownover
Development Support

As the former Development Director, Amy is currently supporting HRWA on a part-time basis. Prior to joining HRWA, Amy worked in the Office of Innovation in the Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools (MNPS) as a Marketing and Recruiting Coordinator for the STEM, as the Director of Development for Tennessee Environmental Council, and as a Vice President of Corporate Lending for SunTrust Bank. Amy received a Bachelor of Engineering in Chemical Engineering from Vanderbilt University.

Madeline Bule
AmeriCorps VISTA Member

Madeline is originally from Philadelphia and recently graduated with a B.S. in Environmental Science from Virginia Tech in May 2016. While attending VT, Madeline worked part-time as a research lab assistant for VT’s Dept. of Plant Pathology, Physiology, and Weed Science. She was also an active leader and member of her sorority and sailing team. In her free time, she enjoys sailing competitively, collecting rocks and fossils, and attending Virginia Tech football games. Madeline joins HRWA to serve as an AmeriCorps VISTA for 1 year. She will be expanding HRWA's environmental education program and doing community outreach.

Alex Yuro
AmeriCorps VISTA Member

Alex joined HRWA in January 2017, and is serving a 1 year term with the HRWA through AmeriCorps VISTA. She received her undergrad degree in Environmental Science from the University of Alabama and stayed to get a graduate degree in Physical Geography (Biogeography). Alex also has a background and interest in GIS and hopes to bring continued mapping efforts to HRWA.