Robyn Carlton

Robyn is Executive Director of Lookout Mountain Conservancy. She received a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Education from LaGrange College in LaGrange, Georgia. Later she completed her MEd with an emphasis in psychological counseling at Auburn University. The majority of Robyn’s professional career has been in the area of mental and behavioral healthcare. 

The greatest gift she received from her mother was when her mother would say, “Go play outside.” The outdoors became her safe place; her foundation.

Robyn has 2 daughters and considers the 18 young men and women from the Intern and Leadership Program her family. Being a good parent is the most rewarding and important responsibility she believes she will ever have. Because of this, her life has forever changed.

What does it mean to be recognized with the Footprint Award?

Incredibly special! The work I do, I do it because I believe it is the right thing to do. I never think about who might be watching or what others think so receiving this award really surprised me and validated the work that we do.

What inspires you to do your work?

Seeing people connect to the land inspires me to do all that I can. I don't see our work as the solution, but a part of the solution. Seeing people grow and change before my very eyes is so rewarding.

What is one wish you have for Chattanooga?

I wish we were further along with addressing social injustice and social inequity issues.