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

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

Alexa MorelandAmeriCorps Program Director
Alexa is a former special education teacher with a deep passion for service and a love for the great outdoors. She loves to spend her weekends with her husband and two dogs backpacking, hiking, camping, and biking.

Ashton Blume, Grants Manager
Ashton’s background is in corporate management, paralegal work and she currently runs her own Real Estate Group in the Midlands. Rescuing/adopting animals is my passion, and I currently have 13 fur children. My fiancé and I care deeply about conservation, and giving back. We love the outdoors and have a vast collection of house plants in the upper 300s and almost 2 acres of established English gardens, that we spend our free time maintaining at our home. 

Kasey McCormackVISTA Volunteer Coordinator
Kasey is a recent University of South Carolina graduate (class of 2023)! She has a bachelor’s degree in Environmental Studies with a minor in Mass Communications, and a passion for nature and the environment. Kasey loves sitting by the Broad River and practicing guitar, attending concerts, and enjoying nature!

Rob AchenbergUpstate 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.

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

Kevin EvansUpstate Region Trail Coordinator
A native of Sumter SC, but throughout is 30 year career with the South Carolina State Park Service has lived from the low country to mountains. He brings a passion for connecting people to the diverse natural resources South Carolina has to offer. When not working on the trail he enjoys working on his farm, hunting, fishing and baseball.

Furman MillerMidlands 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 ButlerLowCountry 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.

Tonya CasselmanLowcountry Trail Maintenance
Keeps the Palmetto Trail in tip top shape with her husband Randy who also volunteers for the trail. Tonya loves the outdoors and enjoys hunting, fishing, and photography.

Steven HahnTrails Project Manager
Steve Hahn is from upstate NY and moved to SC in 2020. He comes from a career in trail build and has built many trails and features in South Carolina, North Carolina and Georgia. From bridges to boardwalks, rock features and everything in between, Steve has built it. He enjoys hiking, mountain biking and woodworking. He looks forward to meeting you out on the trail!

MaverickK-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.

Suzette Anderson, Development

Dawn CatalanoDevelopment

Trish Jerman, External Grant Specialist

Frank Canning, Development Consultant

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