Christy Pugh

Director of Finance


Christy joined Rural Action in 2021 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 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.