Jamie Nobles, Conservation Director: Jamie actually looks like a conservation director with an Abraham Lincoln style beard and height to rival Honest Abe. Unlike Abe, who was self-educated, Jamie holds a B.S. in Zoology from Auburn. Jamie may be able to split rails, too, but he’s better at getting rid of invasive plants, guiding and training volunteers and restoring animal habitats, helping Ruffner look more like it did when it was really wilderness. Jamie lives near Ruffner and can usually be found walking the trails tending one project after another. Sometimes wild animals follow him around, making sounds of gratitude, but the plants pay homage quietly.