Meet the CCM Board of Directors


Kirsten Pierce

Founder & President

Kirsten founded CCM with her adventurous 4-year-old in mind, hoping to create a space that focused on nature-based education and play. As a nurse anesthetist, she is passionate about health education and getting children more excited about being active in play.


Zak Pierce

Vice President

Zak works as a Principal/Landscape Architect, designing parks, schools, and universities that benefit communities and people of all ages. He is the former president of the NC Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects and brings a wealth of experience to CCM.


Liz Barrett


Liz is a senior software engineer and mother of two young children. Volunteering her time as a board member allows her to fulfill her passion of working with children and giving back to the local community.