Clint graduated from Florida State University in 1987 with a B.S. Degree in Hospitality Administration. He has spent over 20 years in business management gaining extensive experience in both personnel management and customer service. Clint has worked in a variety of training capacities in the business sector, providing training to personnel from entry-level to middle and upper management. He joined the Moonshadow team in 1999 and has served as a lead instructor and program designer. Clint has worked for a number of years as a leadership and professional performance coach for employees and managers at all levels within organizations. He is a firm believer in the value of possessing strong skills in the areas of interpersonal communication and relations, and is passionate about growing and developing these skills in leaders at any and all levels.

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 John has been a small business leader in WNC for 40 years, since he joined the Nantahala Outdoor Center in 1975.  As President of NOC John shepherded an extraordinary group of people for 16 years as they grew to over $10 million in sales on the banks of the Nantahala and several other rivers around the Southeast. With his expertise in whitewater activities, John won several national championships, ranked as high as 7th in the World, competed in the 1972 Olympics, and co-authored the book Whitewater Racing with Eric Evans, another esteemed whitewater athlete. John spent 4 years as a Security Analyst at Philadelphia National Bank in the early 70’s, after earning an MBA from UNC Chapel Hill, and a B.A. from Dartmouth College in New Hampshire. 

In 1990 John and his wife, Jan Letendre, a CPA, finance officer, and executive coach, put a group of friends and family together to purchase and run the Nantahala Village, a 200 acre, 60 unit resort nearby.  Rescuing a small business that had been important to the community and the region since 1948 was a labor of love and focus, and resulted in a successful sale in 2005.  John returned to NOC as CFO in 2008 and was instrumental in its recent sale that launched NOC to it’s next chapter.  Now, John brings his decades of experience and perhaps even a bit of hard-earned wisdom to to the task of grooming and polishing business leaders as a workshop facilitator, a leadership coach, and consultant. John brings the same passion that drove him as an Olympian and entrepreneur to his roles with Moonshadow.

Katy is a Partner at Moonshadow Leadership Solutions, the successor to a 30 year old Leadership and Organizational Development Company based in the Southeast. She has over two decades of strategic leadership development experience.  2015 brought a transition from 17 years of experience with Moonshadow Learning Services to a new chapter with its successor Moonshadow Leadership Solutions. Katy’s role changed to Partner, while continuing to make many other contributions.


Katy is business partner, senior facilitator, one of the lead program designers and a CTI-trained executive coach.  She is passionate about partnering with clients to provide solution-oriented leadership growth and development.  With expertise in experiential, hands-on techniques, she has designed, developed and delivered hundreds of solutions. Most recently, Katy designed and began the implementation of a multi-year leader development strategy for an international energy management corporation that reaches the executives, other top leaders, and their teams.  All influencing change throughout the organization.   

Katy brings innovation and creativity to the Moonshadow team with the conceptual design and 2013 launch of InMotion, a customized web-based application that provides a follow-up option to strategic leader development solutions.  In 2015 as part of a coaching project, Katy designed and implemented, for a local healthcare facility, an automated Individual Development Plan tracking system for more effective performance management with mid-level managers.  To add to that client effort, Katy created a learning field guide capturing two year’s of leader development content that was distributed to the entire leadership team as a learning resource.  


One of the tightly held values of Moonshadow is owning the journey – walking alongside our clients and shepherding their journey.  Katy currently coaches several CEOs, Senior Vice Presidents, and Vice Presidents to that end helping to discover the pathway to their leadership success.


Katy lives in Western North Carolina with her husband, holds a B.S. in Business Administration and is the mother of two teenagers.


Paula has been working in the field of leadership development and counseling since 1995. She has worked with individuals and groups in a variety of settings with the goal of improving the lives of those she serves. She holds a B.S. degree in Recreational Therapy and a M.S. degree in Community Counseling from Western Carolina University. She is currently a Licensed Professional Counselor in the State of North Carolina and Certificated by the National Board of Certified Counselors. She has worked as a mental health therapist and supervisor for local not for profit and state agencies. Paula also served as a visiting instructor for Western Carolina University in the Recreational Therapy curriculum. One of the many courses she taught included Leadership and Group Dynamics. Paula has a talent for utilizing experiential modalities to bring about learning opportunities for participants / clients. Paula originally joined the Moonshadow team in 1999 to work as the Youth Programs Coordinator. When not working for Moonshadow, Paula enjoys volunteering her time to work with youth in her community. She enjoys taking care of her four children and sharing the wonders of the outdoors with them and her husband.

Frederick Buskey has been in education and leadership development for 25 years. He spent seventeen years in K-12 education as a teacher and leader. Frederick holds a doctorate from Bowling Green State university in educational Leadership with an emphasis in organizational change. He has worked as a facilitator, trainer, and coach since 2001 serving a diverse range of teachers, salespeople, and executive leaders. Frederick has authored and co-authored multiple articles on ethical leadership, change, and leadership development. He is currently the Leader in Residence at Clemson University. He has been with Moonshadow since 2012.


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