About Us

Manitou Cave of Alabama, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization formed in 2016. 

Our mission is to respect and protect this historic, sacred site through conservation and education so that the cave, land and water are preserved for visitors and wildlife, 

as a place of peace.

Board Officers and Directors

Founder, Director and Steward, Manitou Cave of Alabama (MCAL)

Annette F. Reynolds, MPS

Managing Director

Alabama

Antech Imaging Services, Wildlife Conservation, Zoo Exotics Specialist

E. Marie Rush, DVM, DACZM

President

Alabama

Marketing Director, DeKalb County Economic Development Authority

Diana Goss, MBA

Secretary/Treasurer

Alabama

Retired National Park Service Ranger

Larry N. Beane

Board Member

Alabama

Lead Archaeologist, Tribal Historic Preservation Office of Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians (EBCI)

Beau Duke Carroll, MA

Board Member

North Carolina

Pastor, New Oregon United Methodist Church

Rev. Ian Conerly

Board Member

Alabama

Technician, US Geological Survey (USGS)

Alan Cressler

Board Member

Georgia

Director of Geological Investigations, Geological Survey of Alabama (GSA)

Sandy Ebersole, PhD, PG, GISP

Board Member

Alabama

Executive Director, Georgia-Alabama Land Trust

Katherine Eddins, J.D.

Board Member

Alabama

Archaeologist

Sharon Ashcraft Freeman, MA

Board Member

Alabama

2020 Lee University Student Intern

Victoria R. Martin

Board Member

Tennessee

Hydrogeologist, Tennessee Water Science Center, US Geological Survey (USGS)

Benjamin V. Miller, MS

Board Member

Tennessee

Bengali Association of Greater Birmingham (BAGB)

Sati Nath, PhD

Board Member

Alabama

Assistant Professor, University of Alabama Birmingham (UAB) School of Medicine

Ramaraju Rudraraju, PhD

Board Member

Alabama

“Teach for America” Pine Ridge Indian Reservation of Oglala Lakota

Caleb Walden, BA

Board Member

South Dakota

Adjunct Instructor of History Learning Resource Center (LRC); Archivist/Specialist North East Alabama Community College

Blake Wilhelm,
MA

Board Member

Alabama