Northeast Region Director
Lee joined the Coastal Land Trust in 2002, after having represented the Coastal Land Trust in conservation acquisitions while in private practice. She loved the work, professionalism, mission, and people of North Carolina Coastal Land Trust – so much so that she eventually left private practice to join the Coastal Land Trust as a staff attorney and the northeast region director. Lee works out of the northeast office in Elizabeth City. In private practice, she focused on residential and commercial real property transactions. This practice engendered a special appreciation for the fragile balance which exists between economic, and, in turn, political demands and environmental concerns – particularly in the state’s coastal plain. Lee received her B. A. degree in Biology from Wake Forest University and her J. D. degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She lives in Elizabeth City, North Carolina, with her husband and their two children. Lee loves running, hiking and playing at the beach. Her favorite Coastal Land Trust projects are Springer’s Point Preserve, Bray Hollow, Sample, Rayburn, and Jubilee Farms.