Will McCranie

Position: Major Gifts Officer

Will has over six years of experience in development and building relationships for non-profits throughout the country. Prior to joining the ATC, he held development and outreach positions at the Boy Scouts of America in Maine and Northern California, Boys & Girls Clubs of North Central Georgia and Furkids Animal Rescue & Shelters in Atlanta and worked as a Ranger at Philmont Scout Ranch during summers in college. Will earned a bachelor’s degree in Forestry from the University of Georgia, is an Eagle Scout and completed a south-bound thru-hike of the Appalachian Trail in 2012 under the trail name Tortoise. He has been hiking on the Appalachian Trail for more than 20 years and is passionately dedicated to its preservation and to sharing it with the world. In his spare time he can be found hiking, visiting craft breweries, traveling with his wife, or attending concerts.