Since joining the NC Rural Center in 2018, Miles has been tasked with deepening the Center’s engagement with our leadership alumni network, small business community, and rural constituents across the state. As an advocacy engagement manager, Miles is responsible for coordinating advocacy recruitment, community mobilization and information services, and capacity building opportunities for the Rural Counts program.
Miles is originally from Morganton, North Carolina, and called Western North Carolina home for 24 years. He holds a bachelor’s in public administration from Appalachian State University (Go ‘Neers). Prior to the joining the Rural Center, Miles served as a family services coordinator with Habitat for Humanity of Durham, where he aided low-income families in their journey towards homeownership. As a rural native, Miles was eager to return to his roots and apply his passion for public service and outreach to advancing North Carolina’s rural communities.
In his free time, you can find Miles hiking the nearest mountain or searching for his next favorite taqueria.