Our Staff

Executive Director

Autumn Rierson Michael of Davidson is the Executive Director of the Davidson Lands Conservancy.  Autumn succeeds Roy Alexander, Executive Director from 2006 until his unexpected passing in January of 2015.

Autumn Michael Photo

Ms. Michael’s prior experience includes several years on the Board of the Davidson Lands Conservancy, as well as a role as the Executive Director of Historic Charlotte, a non-profit focused on historic preservation.  She is an attorney by trade and continues to teach as an adjunct professor at the University of Pennsylvania and UNC-Greensboro.  Autumn has been actively involved in the Davidson community for several years, both as an elder at the Davidson College Presbyterian Church and as a parent leader at Davidson Elementary School.

For additional information about Autumn, please see this excellent article on DavidsonNews.net


Physical Address
Davidson Lands Conservancy
120 South Main Street
Davidson, NC  28036
[email protected]
Mailing Address
P.O. Box 1952
Davidson, NC 28036


Volunteer Land Protection Director

Dave Cable is a Davidson resident who is currently volunteering for the Davidson Lands Conservancy. Previously, Dave has worked as Exectutive Director of the Catawba Lands Conservancy and the Carolina Thread Trail. Dave also helped to launch TreesCharlotte, an organization which plans on planting 500,000 trees in the Charlotte area by 2050. Check out Dave’s statement on his role in DLC:

“I am volunteering as DLC’s land protection director, focused on, and committed to, spooling up our land conservation and trail corridor acquisition function.  I am passionate about conservation and care deeply about preserving our natural landscapes. I have been fortunate to have been involved in land conservation projects in the Charlotte region, and am delighted to apply my experience and passion right here in Davidson, a community I love.”


Phone 704-577-2004

Email [email protected]