Wayne Rider is the Executive Director of Sustainable Sandhills.

Wayne is a long-time resident of Fayetteville, arriving in 1994 with an assignment to the 82d Airborne Division.

His education highlights include Master of International Relations Troy State University, Bachelor of Science in Biology (With a concentration in conservation and natural resources) Central Michigan University, NC licensed Broker, NC Broker In Charge and Trust Account Certification. Numerous military and civilian course completions to include NC Certified Prescribed Burner and, NC Clean Energy Fundamentals of Photovoltaic Design.

Over the last twenty-eight years of living in North Carolina. My activities outside of spending time with family and career include backyard gardening, composting, Longleaf Pine Forest restoration, beekeeping, shiitake mushroom cultivation, wildlife habitat improvements, home improvements, real estate, conservation & preservation of natural resources and sustainable development.

Wayne is a conservationist at heart and is always looking for opportunities to give back to our environment.