My name is Dan Camacho and I am excited to be the new Executive Director of the Alliance for Cape Fear Trees. If you’re reading this newsletter, I know that you share my passion for trees - and please know that I will work very hard to protect, preserve, and plant as many trees as possible in our beautiful city!
My wife, Lori, and I (and our two children) have lived in Wilmington for nearly twenty years. Academically, I have a BS in Marketing from Miami University, an MFA in Creative Writing from UNCW, and an MBA from Northwestern University. I’ve previously worked for Chiquita, Hewlett Packard, and four Amazons (.com, .co.uk, .fr, and .de). In terms of local non-profits, I’ve served on the boards of the Residents of Old Wilmington, the Historic Wilmington Foundation, Island Montessori School, and the Bellamy Mansion. I grew up in a forest and always do my best thinking surrounded by trees.
The unassuming tree you see towering above me in this picture is a Long Leaf Pine in the Boyd Tract of Weymouth Woods Sandhills Nature Preserve near Southern Pines, NC. The Boyd Tract contains a section of old growth forest and this Long Leaf is purportedly one of the oldest in the world (it’s been dated to 1548 - making it 475 years old)!