Alison Conroy is the Program Coordinator at the Smith OEDC. Wearing more than a few hats, Alison splits her time between assisting with Science Adventure School, Science Behind the Sport, conducting research on West Virginia’s outdoor recreation assets, as well as serving in an administrative capacity for the department. She’s developed a keen eye for overseeing such an array of projects through her diverse experiences. After a fruitful decade as a Retail Operations Manager, she transitioned her focus to community and youth-serving work as a Municipal Town Clerk, a School Librarian, and an After-School Care and Summer Camp Coordinator. In 2005, Alison found her forever-home in West Virginia. Her work with the OEDC is a perfect complement to her range of skills and passion for serving. Her favorite outdoor activities are hiking and whitewater paddling, but she loves any opportunity that gives her the chance to connect with the natural environment and inspire others to do the same.