Steven Walsh is the Director of Leadership Gifts. He spends his time communicating with donors about conservation projects and their annual leadership gifts, land gifts and planned gifts. He has an Associate’s Degree in Small Business Administration at Nashville Tech and a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology at Tennessee Tech. Laura Stiver Walsh and Steven have two wonderful children, Summer and Tommy, attending school in Williamson County.  Steven has an inexpensive hobby: digging up non-native Privet and Honeysuckle creating habitat for native plants.  While studying at Tennessee Tech on afternoons and weekends, Steven was often hiking, camping and caving in the Eastern Highland Rim and Cumberland Plateau, including Cummins Falls and Virgin Falls. He feels fortunate now to know so many individuals dedicated to saving these amazing places.

Steven Walsh, Director of Leadership Gifts at Tennessee Parks & Greenways Foundation. Photo Credit: Ted LaRoche. Location: Virgin Falls
My Favorite Hiking Spot:


The trail to Virgin Falls in the Virgin Falls State Natural Area is located between Sparta and Crossville is almost nine miles round trip and includes four waterfalls: Big Branch Falls, Big Laurel Falls, Sheep Cave Falls, and Virgin Falls. After reaching Virgin Falls, it is worth taking a very short trail that circles to the top of the falls for a spectacular site: the water emerging from a cave. This incredible view is worth every step.