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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.

Alex Smith

Alex Smith

Land Protection / GIS Specialist

Alex joined ECLT in August of 2014 just before beginning the Masters of Science in Environmental Studies Program at the College of Charleston, which he has now completed along with the Graduate Certificate Program in Urban & Regional Planning. He previously received his BS in Environmental Science at Virginia Tech, where he learned that he wanted to pursue a career in land conservation. Alex assists with annual and baseline monitors of ECLT’s conserved properties, assists in the protection of new properties, and provides GIS support for the organization. Alex appreciates the unique environments of the Lowcountry and wants to give back to it by conserving the special natural spaces that define the beauty of the region and provide assets to both people and wildlife.

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

Board Of Directors

Richard Morrison

Richard Morrison

Chair
Lawrence Middaugh

Lawrence Middaugh

Past Chair
Justin T. Craig

Justin T. Craig

Vice Chair
Kevin L. Rourk

Kevin L. Rourk

Treasurer
William T. Eubanks

William T. Eubanks

Secretary
Paul I. Butler

Paul I. Butler

True Applegate Edwards

True Applegate Edwards

Richard L. Habersham

Richard L. Habersham

Sarah Hays

Sarah Hays

Mary Martinich

Mary Martinich

R. Scott Schlau

R. Scott Schlau

James D. Westerhold

James D. Westerhold

Advisory Council

John C.L. Darby
Michael Prevost
James C. Thompson

Alys Anne Wiedeke
George K. Wood
Michael Veeck

Mayors Council

The Honorable Richard F. Cronin, City of Isle of Palms
The Honorable Miriam C. Green, Town of Awendaw
The Honorable Rutledge B. Leland, III, Town of McClellanville
The Honorable Patrick O’Neil, Town of Sullivan’s Island

The Honorable Linda Page, Town of Mount Pleasant
Chairman A. Victor Rawl, 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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