Corey Lilly, Executive Director
Corey Lilly, a recent graduate of West Virginia University, bleeds not only gold but mostly blue. The wild rivers of West Virginia run deep within his veins. It is only natural that he obtained his bachelors in Geology with an emphasis in Hydro-Geology considering he is a professional whitewater kayaker. Corey has discovered some of the most remote places in the world by way of his kayak for over a decade now.
Before he turned to professional kayaking, Corey was on the Elan Skis ”Low-Pro” U.S. Freestyle Ski Team where he traveled the country skiing alongside the world’s best. He and his brother created “Skier Trash”; his first taste of media production. Corey is now the head of several different media projects across West Virginia that range in diversity but ultimately come back to his mission of river conservation and promoting public lands.
Corey joined PCWA as the Executive Director in 2019, bringing a unique blend of skills in multimedia production, watershed management, and community outreach. His quality of life is directly impacted by the quality of the rivers he plays in. As such, it is his goal to make the Piney Creek watershed as pristine as possible.