Christy Pugh joined Rural Action in May as the Director of Finance. During her accounting career she has specialized in financial management for small businesses and non-profit organizations, with a particular interest in food systems, small-scale agriculture, and environmental stewardship. She works to provide professional-level long-term financial planning and management, compliance and fiscally healthy procedures to help mission-driven organizations thrive. She also has served as an auditor and tax-preparer in a public accounting firm.
Christy earned her bachelor’s degree at Wake Forest University, and master’s degree in Accounting and Information Systems from Virginia Tech. She is a licensed Certified Public Accountant. She strives to live a low-impact lifestyle in a tiny solar-powered home, and enjoys music, biking, growing food, and camping and kayaking with friends.