About Us

Mary Katherine Williams

The Forest Foundation, Inc.
Executive Director

Mary Katherine Williams, Executive Director, has a degree from Elon University, NC., and has worked in various for and non-profit settings as supervisors and managers. She has exhibited strong community service through experience with non-profit organizations working as victim advocate, program coordinator, and board president with three groups that provide services to survivors of sexual abuse and domestic violence. Since 1997, Ms. Williams has served as Office Manager with Forests of the World, and has worked part time as The Forest Foundation’s Executive Director. She currently serves as a member on both the Steering and Wisdom of Women Committees for the Center for Eco-zoic Studies (Chapel Hill, NC). MK also served as member of the steering committee with Tourism for Peace (Atlanta, GA).

John Marc Dreyfors

Founding Manager

Marc Dreyfors, a Duke alumnus, grew up in the suburbs of Washington D.C. and in Coastal N.C., where he saw population growth impact the natural world.  He did his undergraduate study in Environmental Sciences at UNCW, where he studied Philosophy and Religion and pretty much everything else the university offered. As a graduate student, he studied Resource Economics and Policy at Duke’s Nicholas School, and founded Forests of the World. He’s spent more than 20 years working to improve and promote sustainable livelihoods and green living both around the world, and around the block. If you ask Marc how to most effectively change the world, he’ll tell you that a big picture vision requires a very local impact.

Thomas Fletcher

Triangle Carbon Fund
Education and Outreach

Thomas serves to build awareness of the Triangle Community Carbon Fund, coordinates outreach to donors, and assists groups who are seeking project funding through the TCCF. He holds a Master of Arts in Teaching from UNC Chapel Hill as well as BA and MA degrees in Anthropology. A former high school teacher, Thomas is proprietor of Education Allies which focuses on opportunities for participatory learning for youth and adults in the community, including the Roots of Success green jobs training program in partnership with StepUp Durham