Tristan Nelson came to Southwest Virginia in June 2012 after graduating Magna Cum Laude from Plymouth State University with a B.A. in History. He joined the Americorps Vista program following graduation and accepted a position at the Washington County Habitat for Humanity affiliate. After finishing up his one year term with Americorps, Tristan decided to stay and enjoy the many benefits southwest Virginia has to offer. He joined Emory & Henry in January 2014 and has been impressed by the strong commitment the school has towards community development and civic engagement.