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Sharayah WinklerDirector of Donor Engagement & Board Liaison

Sharayah Winkler is an experienced development professional with a passion for conservation. As Director of Donor Engagement, Sharayah keeps donors engaged in our work and plays an integral role in growing our relationships with grantors, board members, and other partners.

Sharayah is committed to growing The Land Trust’s family of friends, supporters, and advocates and is always eager to help get others involved in the many aspects of our work.

Sharayah has a Bachelor of Commerce from Deakin University in Victoria, Australia. She went on to work for global fashion retailer Cotton On Group, having spent most of her time managing their internal audit program. Being raised on the Mississippi Gulf Coast and in the foothills of the Colorado Rockies, Sharayah’s deep appreciation and care for nature grew even more during her time in Australia.

In her spare time, Sharayah is an avid sports fan, coffee enthusiast, and serves in her local church. She enjoys traveling and experiencing new cultures, nature, and history.

What we do at The Land Trust today is forever – conserving land today will make a positive impact for the people of Tennessee and its visitors for years to come. To partner with those who have a passion for protecting what makes our home unique – hearing their stories and helping them fulfill their own goals in giving back – is both exciting and humbling.