Staff & Board

Board of Directors

Richard Morrison, Chair
Lawrence Middaugh, Past Chair
Kevin L. Rourk, Vice-Chair
Robert Scott Schlau, Treasurer
William T. Eubanks, Secretary
Paul I. Butler
Justin T. Craig
True Applegate Edwards
Richard L. Habersham
Sarah Hays
Mary Martinich
James D. Westerhold

Advisory Council

John C.L. Darby
Kyle W. Ferrell
Michael Prevost
James C. Thompson
Alys Anne Wiedeke
George K. Wood
Michael Veeck


Catherine Main
Executive Director

Catherine-Main.JPGCatherine has an extensive personal and professional background in land conservation in the coastal southeast. Born on Hilton Head and raised on St. Simons Island, Catherine's passion for land conservation began early. "Living on the coasts of South Carolina and Georgia my entire life has given me great appreciation for how fragile our coastal communities are, and how land trusts can play a vital role in preserving a community's quality of life."

Catherine holds a Psychology degree from Emory University and a Masters degree in Environmental Studies and Coastal Planning from the College of Charleston/MUSC. She was the founding director of the St. Simons Land Trust, helping to develop a Board of Directors, create a membership program and acquire land donations and conservation easements. Shortly after its founding, the St. Simons Land Trust was recognized by the Land Trust Alliance as one of the most successful new land trusts in the nation. Catherine continued her involvement in coastal conservation with work experiences at the Lowcountry Open Land Trust and most recently at the Kiawah Conservancy.

To get in touch with Catherine, please call 843-224-1849, email catherine(at) or visit our Contact page.


Alison Geer
Assistant Director

alison.jpgAfter years of volunteering on ECLT's Board of Directors, Alison joined the staff in the summer of 2014.  Alison has been working with nonprofits in Charleston for more than a decade - most recently at the Center for Birds of Prey and previously as Membership Director for the Coastal Conservation League and Development Coordinator at Porter-Gaud School.  As a Mount Pleasant native and resident, she brings a passion for preserving natural spaces in her home town where she lives with her husband and two daughters.  Alison graduated with a BA in Psychology from Clemson University.

To get in touch with Alison, please call 843-224-1849, email alison(at) or visit our Contact page.


Alex Smith
Land Protection/GIS Specialist

Alex Smith.JPGAlex joined ECLT in August of 2014 just before beginning the Masters of Environmental Studies Program at the College of Charleston, where he is currently a graduate student. He received a BS in Environmental Science at Virginia Tech, and knew he wanted to continue along the path of land conservation. Alex assists with annual and baseline monitors of ECLT's protected properties as well as provides GIS support for the organization. Alex's research interests in graduate school include land conservation, greenways, and urban planning.

To get in touch with Alex, please call 843-224-1849, email alex(at) or visit our Contact page.