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George Kimberly

George Kimberly
Executive Director

George Kimberly became Executive Director of Mountain Conservation Trust in March, 2014. A native of western North Carolina, George is excited to be in the North Georgia mountains and involved in efforts to preserve the region’s resources for future generations.

Before joining MCT, George served as Land Acquisition Director and General Counsel of Catawba Lands Conservancy (Charlotte, NC), and as Executive Director of the Edisto Island Open Land Trust (Edisto Island, SC). George began his professional career as an attorney and was in private practice in North Carolina for 17 years. He obtained his undergraduate and law degrees from Wake Forest University and a Certificate in Nonprofit Management from Duke University. He has also completed the year-long Executive Director’s Leadership Program offered through the Institute for Conservation Leadership.

George is an avid fly fisher and enjoys backpacking and upland bird hunting.

You may contact George at the MCT office 706-253-4077
or via email at


Jessica Pfiel
Office Manager


Jessica Pfiel joined MCT with over 20 years of administrative experience. She enjoys spending time with her husband and two children and loves to read, fish, and bake. Originally from Indianapolis, Indiana; Jessica moved with her family to Georgia when she was 10 years old and has stayed for the woods, lakes and mountains. She lived in Hawaii while her husband was in the Navy where she learned to appreciate the turtles and plumeria. She also attends Chattahoochee Technical College where she is working on her Health Science Degree.

You may contact Jessica at the MCT office 706-253-4077 or
via email at