Palmetto Conservation Foundation

Mary Roe, Executive Director & Director Programs and Development
Planner extraordinaire of fun-packed programs and events: energetic, organized, and passionate about gardening, hiking, and cooking.



Suzette Anderson, Director of Finance
A natural at keeping things running and finances in order: effective, unflappable, and passionate about hiking and growing blueberries.



Steve Collum, Cartographer, Palmetto Trail maps
Superb cartographer of the 500-mile Palmetto Trail: informed, helpful, and passionate about hiking and photography.



Kat Crawford, Administrative Assistant
A jack of all trades: thoughtful, caring, and passionate about animals, gardening and the outdoors.



Jim Kelly, Upstate Region Trail Coordinator
Entrepreneur who founded Sunrift Adventures in Travelers Rest: enthusiastic, capable, and passionate about active outdoor recreation, especially climbing.



Chris Phillips, Trail Field Coordinator
Chris will be working directly with our Trail Coordinators to facilitate new and existing projects on the Trail. He is an avid outdoor enthusiast who loves biking, tennis and plants.



Rachel Price, AmeriCorps Program Director
A lover of good food, long runs, cute animals, and the great outdoors: hard working, caring, and passionate about giving back to the community.



Furman Miller, Midlands Region Trail Coordinator
An outdoorsman and passionate supporter of the Palmetto Trail, involved for over 15 years with the development, construction, growth and maintenance of the Trail system. Willing to take on any assignment from formal presentations to vehicle maintenance. Collects U.S. Postage Stamps as a hobby. Favorite car is the Ford Mustang.


Marie Butler, LowCountry Region Trail Coordinator
Great leader for volunteers and building boardwalks on the trail in the Lowcountry. Retired from NFS and still works summer fire crews, loves her family and drives a Ram Truck.



Gee Gamache, Volunteer Coordinator/Information Technology Director




Rob Achenberg, Upstate Regional Coordinator
With a 29 year career in the S.C. State Park Service, Rob brings support for activities regarding development, construction, maintenance and expansion of the mountains-to-sea Palmetto Trail system.



Maverick, K-9 Trail Supervisor
Maverick works along side our Trail Coordinators to ensure all work is executed to the highest standards. He has the strength of a bulldozer and is able to give proper warnings of wild boar in the area. Sometimes thinks that 4 x 4’s are his chew toys.



Duke Staff Photo

Duke, K-9 Office Supervisor
Duke spends his time in the office, mostly making sure that there are no crumbs left behind from everyone’s lunch. His idea of a “hard day at work” is when the local bakery isn’t open to walk over for his favorite treat. He mostly sleeps at his desk all day and refuses to answer the phones.



Dawn Catalano, Development

Trish Jerman, External Grant Specialist

Frank Canning, External Consultant



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