About Us

Our Mission

To empower each participant with solid decision-making skills in order to effectuate positive change in their lives and the natural world around them.

To promote environmental advocacy through education and service.

To increase protection for Little River and its tributaries.

Our Founders

Angie Shugart is an active environmental educator, a wife and mother of three daughters.  She grew up in Cherokee County, Alabama.  She and her husband co-founded One World Adventure to help protect the beauty of her childhood community.

Angie is responsible for One World’s growth and focus on environmental literacy through camps, educational programs and eco-tourism.  She’s also active in several regional organizations, steering sustainable tourism and healthy community programs.

Angie Shugart

William Y. Shugart IV is a visionary, entrepreneur and adventurer who consistently pushes the boundaries of his own knowledge and abilities.  Billy is passionate about empowering others to realize their dreams, environmental advocacy and creating social change.

Billy believes that God lives within him and that every moment is both a gift and an opportunity to do God’s work.  He’s one of those rare individuals who deliberately chooses the road less traveled in order to make a difference in the world around him.

Billy Shugart

Our Board of Directors

Our diverse and devoted board works
tirelessly to fulfill our mission.

Tobey Miller

Gene Beck

Sean Smith

Chris Long

Melissa Smith

Matt Brandon

Judge Jamie Sledge

Our Future Headquarters

Beck Discovery Center is a building renovation project in the Main Street district of Fort Payne. The 17,000 sq. ft. structure will become the home of One World Adventure and a hub for outdoor recreation and youth programs. We are in the process of fundraising to make this dream a reality. Please donate.