Jill Gottesman

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Conservation Specialist



Jill Gottesman brings the skills of a diverse work history in nonprofit management, environmental education, wilderness therapy and social work to her role of Conservation Specialist for The Wilderness Society’s southeastern regional office. Before joining The Wilderness Society, she was Outreach Director at Georgia ForestWatch.

She received her Bachelor degree in Recreation and Resource Management from the University of Georgia, and her Master of Social Work degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, but regards her years working and studying in the outdoors all across the country as the most valuable experiences of all.

Jill loves wilderness backpacking, reading, playing music and producing handicrafts. She is committed to the preservation of ancestral skills and knowledge through involvement with the Earthskills Rendezvous.