Joel Houser of Chattanooga, Tennessee is the Southeast Field Coordinator for the Open Space Institute, a regional environmental protection organization. His regional efforts in conservation cover the entire 16-county footprint.
Joel is an active member of the community, an avid outdoor recreationist, and environmental conservationist with a background in agriculture. He has served as the executive director of Crabtree Farms, and the Southeast Regional Director for The Land Trust for Tennessee. Over the course of his career, he has expressed: “My favorite parts of this region are the lands and its people.”