Ethan Hamblin manages Foundation relationships and grant portfolios in Louisiana and Appalachia. Before joining MRBF, Ethan served as program associate for strategic initiatives at Berea College in Kentucky. Prior to his time at Berea, he worked for the Foundation for Appalachian Kentucky, first as an affiliate coordinator for the AmeriCorps VISTA program, then as regional philanthropy coordinator. He also worked as an administrative assistant at the Brushy Fork Institute.
Ethan received his Master of Arts in Rural Sustainability from the National University of Ireland, Galway. He earned a Bachelor of Arts in Appalachian Studies from Berea College. A proud native of Gays Creek, Kentucky, he enjoys good food, singing on the porch and spending time with his family in Perry County.