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Staff

Catherine Main

Catherine Main

Executive Director

Catherine 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 from the College of Charleston/Medical University of South Carolina. She worked as a Coastal Planner for NOAA and has experience working with three other land trusts: St. Simons Land Trust, Lowcountry Land Trust and Kiawah Conservancy.

To get in touch with Catherine, please call 843-224-1849 or email catherine@eastcooperland.org.

Alison Geer

Alison Geer

Assistant Director

After 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 conserving natural spaces in her home town. Alison graduated with a BA in Psychology from Clemson University.

To get in touch with Alison, please call 843-224-1849 or email
alison@eastcooperland.org.

Tyler Grespin

Tyler Grespin

Land Conservation and Stewardship Specialist

Tyler is the most recent addition to ECLT, having joined the team in January 2019. He is a strong believer in the importance of conserving lands for public use and ecological preservation. He’s also interested in the functional benefits of protecting acreage among urban and suburban environments. Tyler brings with him a diverse set of skills acquired through previous work with the South Carolina Dept. of Natural Resources, Medical University of South Carolina, and the College of Charleston. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Biology & Philosophy from the College of Charleston, as well as a master’s in Marine & Environmental Science from the University of the Virgin Islands.

To get in touch with Tyler, please call 843-224-1849 or email
tyler@eastcooperland.org.

Board Of Directors

Justin T. Craig

Justin T. Craig

Chair
Richard Morrison

Richard Morrison

Past Chair
James D. Westerhold

James D. Westerhold

Vice Chair
Mary Martinich

Mary Martinich

Secretary
Kevin L. Rourk

Kevin L. Rourk

Treasurer
Tracy Blanchard

Tracy Blanchard

Paul I. Butler

Paul I. Butler

True Applegate Edwards

True Applegate Edwards

William T. Eubanks

William T. Eubanks

Richard L. Habersham

Richard L. Habersham

Sarah Hays

Sarah Hays

Lawrence Middaugh

Lawrence Middaugh

R. Scott Schlau

R. Scott Schlau

Advisory Council

Scott Johnson
Michael Prevost
James C. Thompson

Alys Anne Wiedeke
George K. Wood
Michael Veeck

Mayors Council

The Honorable Jimmy Carroll, City of Isle of Palms
The Honorable Miriam C. Green, Town of Awendaw
The Honorable Will Haynie, Town of Mount Pleasant
The Honorable Rutledge B. Leland, III, Town of McClellanville

The Honorable Patrick O’Neil, Town of Sullivan’s Island
Chairman J. Elliott Summey, Charleston County Council
The Honorable John Tecklenburg, City of Charleston

Partnerships

Bulls Bay Chamber of Commerce (Member)
Charleston County Greenbelt Program

East Coast Greenway (SC Steering Committee Member)
Land Trust Alliance (Member & Ambassador)
Mount Pleasant Chamber of Commerce (Member)
Santee Basin Task Force

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