Board Of Directors

Calvin L. Espy

Married, four children
Retired, Nordson Corporation, Senior Project Engineer, Continuous Improvement
Bachelors Electrical Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, Masters Electrical Engineering, Stanford Engineering

Cheryl Espy

Environmental Engineer Water Management Division, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Natalie Keng

Natalie Keng is a food and culture expert, writer, entrepreneur and former elected official. A native of Atlanta, she is a graduate of Vassar College and the Harvard Kennedy School (Master in Public Policy), and a longstanding supporter/member of environmental education, sustainability, and local food initiatives.

Currently, she is Founder/Owner of Chinese Southern Belle, a unique company that connects food, culture, health, diversity, and sustainability and produces an award-winning, all natural cooking sauce line (in Whole Foods Market, South). Natalie is a guest host/producer on PBS’s Georgia Traveler show and contributing writer to several publications. You might also find her leading market tours, cooking classes, health & wellness demos or biking, hiking, kayaking! Follow the adventures via Keeping It Wild Facebook,, Twitter @ChineseSoBelle, Pinterest, Instagram, and YouTube!

James E. King, II

Certified Architectural Drafter, James King plans to become a Sustainability Architect and an Environmental Activist. He currently demonstrates his passion for the environment by serving as the Chairman of Hiking and Outdoor Events for Keeping it Wild.

He is also a National Delegate of the Children and Nature Network, Ambassador of Outdoor Nation, National Park Service Fellow with Greening. Youth Foundation, Outreach Coordinator for Atlanta Mentorship Program for Sustainability, and is also a Youth Program Volunteer Specialist for Atlanta Watershed Alliance.

Dr. Wilbur Leaphart

Retired Educator

Na’Taki Osborne Jelks


The Obama Administration selected Na’Taki Osborne Jelks, manager of Education and Advocacy Programs in National Wildlife Federation’s (NWF) Atlanta office, as one of 14 White House Champions of Change for her outstanding work in engaging the next generation of conservation leaders.

She is a founding member and Executive Director of the West Atlanta Watershed Alliance and has also gained recognition through her initiative to lead NWF’s Atlanta Earth Tomorrow® Program, a multicultural, environmental education and leadership program to develop youth environmental literacy and life skills that help them contribute to the ecological health of their communities.

Since 2001, Na’Taki has tirelessly worked with more than 2,500 students from across the Atlanta school system in this robust year-long program.

Kes Robinson

Fitness Coach

Angelina McQueen

Norwegian Cruise Line, Escalation Supervisor

Amy Tidwell

Attorney, Davis, Pickren, Seydel & Sneed, LLP

Tom Tomaka


Eric Edwards

Credit & Risk Specialist, Kemira Water Solutions