Tataboline (Ta) Enos

PA Wilds Center for Entrepreneurship

Ta is founder and CEO of the PA Wilds Center for Entrepreneurship, a regional nonprofit dedicated to marrying conservation and economic development to strengthen and inspire communities in the PA Wilds. The Center leads a regional strategy to establish the highly rural PA Wilds region as a premier outdoor recreation destination to help diversify local economies, create jobs, inspire stewardship and improve quality of life. A fourth-generation resident of the region, Ta lives on 65 acres in Warren County with her husband and three young boys. She is working on a memoir about her experience helping lead what has been called "one of the greatest, rural natural resource-based economic development programs in America."

To learn about Ta's Thought Leadership Project read below then click the link for the article and podcast.


Ta hired Kevin Anderson and Associates, an editing company that works with the five major publishing houses, to help her edit a memoir she’s been working on about her journey.

She participated in an article by The Daily Yonder, an online media outlet that covers rural issues nationally, about how outdoor rec is a growing economic driver across rural Appalachia. The Daily Yonder is followed by policy people and funders related to her work, so she invested a lot of time working with the reporter on this story, supplying photos, etc. Find the article here: https://dailyyonder.com/how-appalachia-is-growing-its-outdoor-economy-through-collaborations-and-capacity-building/2022/06/29/?gclid=Cj0KCQjw8O-VBhCpARIsACMvVLNqOCmfJHeSErn1r6DeEJXcJH5QF-h61FkNBtn-Wy8QoGbgu3O9wlAaAogFEALw_wcB.

The Appalachian Regional Commission also picked up the story and shared it across its networks; and she reposted to all her social media channels. 

In addition, she launched a podcast to elevate the concept of outdoor rec as a powerful rural economic driver, and her voice as a leader in that space. 

Appalachia Meets World (Episode 57). Find the podcast here: https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-zu5zv-1251b01?utm_campaign=w_share_ep&utm_medium=dlink&utm_source=w_share