Adam was born in Huntsville, AL and has spent most of his life living in North Alabama, never more than a few miles from the river. Growing up on the Guntersville and Wheeler Reservoirs, Adam grew to love the Tennessee River.
Adam’s sophomore year of high school, he joined a mission trip to Mexico. This trip was the first time he saw firsthand, the importance of a clean and safe water system, and what life is like without access to this. Taking many subsequent trips, including some deep into the Baja Peninsula to remote villages in Mexico, he grew to have a passion for providing people with clean water. Once focused on assisting third world countries with this struggle, his focus changed to the Tennessee River, when his eyes were opened to the rising pollution issues in his own backyard, and the dire circumstances surrounding what pollution is doing in the Tennessee Valley and around the United States.
Adam was first introduced to Tennessee Riverkeeper in June of 2013. While attending Bonnaroo, Adam met David Whiteside, Founder and Executive Director for Tennessee Riverkeeper. He was instantly energized to help the cause. After being a volunteer, Adam joined the Tennessee Riverkeeper staff as Events Coordinator in 2017.