In 2017, Friends of DuPont welcomed back Jeff Jennings as President. Jeff was the founding President of the organization and played a big part in the campaign to save the Forest and establish the original DuPont State Forest in 1996. Today he owns and operates Equilibar, a small engineered valves business in Fletcher.

Jeff grew up near Clemson, SC and enjoyed hiking and camping in Western North Carolina. While working for the DuPont Corporation he had the opportunity to transfer to the Brevard plant, jumped at it, and has never wanted to leave.

On the weekends you can find Jeff outside hiking, mountain and road biking, and snapping pictures of wildflowers. “I love the density of interesting places to see in DuPont,” he says.   “A short bike ride or hike can take me by several waterfalls, overlooks, and lakes. I have been visiting long enough to know where to find a lot of nice wildflowers.”