Palmetto Conservation Foundation

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

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

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

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

Chris PhillipsTrail 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.

Catie HutchisonAmeriCorps Program Director
Dog mom and a lover of coffee, hiking, and travel. Accordingly, two of her favorite hiking spots are the Adirondack Mountains in New York and Glencoe in Scotland…and the Palmetto Trail!

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.

Gee GamacheVolunteer Coordinator/Information Technology Director

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.

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.

Dawn CatalanoDevelopment

Trish Jerman, External Grant Specialist

Frank CanningExternal Consultant

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