The Team

Youth Leaders

IMG_5036 cropped and resized--H getting petition signed at CCRHallie Turner is an eleven-year-old climate activist.  She has attended rallies and marches in Washington, D.C., written op-eds and blog posts, sent letters to President Obama, and met with the mayor of Raleigh, NC.  Most recently, Hallie was a featured speaker at the Climate Convergence on Raleigh.  As an active member of the youth council of iMatter Youth–Kids vs. Global Warming, Hallie is excited about creating a community of committed and passionate youth in North Carolina.


moral monday faceTori Parrish is a rising senior at Cary Academy, and has held environmental interests dear to her heart since a young age. She realizes that the first step to solving any problem is awareness, and hopes to spread the word and make a change with iMatter. Tori has studied environmental science, attended Moral Monday rallies, and is also a member of Project 20/20 – a project focused on solving different environmental issues within the next 20 years. She is stoked to work with some of the other passionate young people of the state of NC to fight for our future and our planet.

Ari Nicholson Photo for Planning TeamAriana Nicholson is a Junior at Carolina Friends School. She has a love for the natural world that empowers her environmental activism. She has lobbied for action on climate change in Washington, DC, with Friends Committee on National Legislation. She is a steering committee member for North Carolina Students for Climate Action. She hopes that collective action can create big change. She is excited to join the iMatter team and hopes that this is only the beginning of youth action on climate change in North Carolina.

Zoe MillerZoe Miller is a 13-year-old from Chapel Hill who is passionate about making a difference in the world.  Her long-standing interest in environmental issues, science, and the natural world led her to join the iMatter Youth NC team. Zoe is also interested in photography, art, and the repurposing of cast-off items to keep them out of landfills.





Katie Kross and Boys at 6 percentKatie Kross, sustainability advocate, author, and mom of two, is inspired by the extraordinary innovation and resourcefulness of today’s youth.  She believes climate change will have profound impacts on their lives, but is optimistic that their creativity and leadership will show us new paths forward.


Susannah Tuttle Cropped at 45 percentSusannah Tuttle is Director of NC Interfaith Power & Light. NCIPL’s mission is to support faith communities in addressing the causes and consequences of global climate change through practical, hope-filled responses. Susannah grew up in Wisconsin, then studied in California where she received a Masters of Divinity degree from the Graduate Theological Union. She feels incredibly blessed to have found her life’s purpose in Caring for Creation and to call North Carolina home.