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Winyah Rivers Alliance Team

STAFF:

Christine Ellis, Executive Director

Christine EllisChristine joined Winyah Rivers as the Waccamaw Riverkeeper in August 2006. In January 2014 she took on the role of River Advocate focusing on education and advocacy in the North Carolina portion of our greater Winyah Bay Watershed. In 2015, Christine’s role was expanded to serve as Deputy Director and in 2018 Christine transitioned to Executive Director. Christine has an MS in Environmental Management and a BS in Zoology (Biology).

 

Cara Schildtknecht, Waccamaw Riverkeeper

Cara SchildtknechtCara joined Winyah Rivers as the Waccamaw Riverkeeper in May 2017. She leads the organization’s education and advocacy efforts in the Waccamaw watershed in both North and South Carolina. Cara is a graduate of Coastal Carolina University’s Master’s of Science in Coastal Marine and Wetland Studies program. She received her Bachelor of Science in Environmental Studies and Bachelor of Arts in English at Shepherd University (SU) in Shepherdstown, WV.

 

Jefferson Currie II, Lumber Riverkeeper

Jefferson CurrieJeff joined Winyah Rivers in August 2018 to watch over the Lumber River watershed in North and South Carolina. Jeff is a member of the Lumbee Tribe of North Carolina and a native North Carolinian. Jeff has a BA in American Indian Studies from UNC-Pembroke with a BA and has completed the coursework for a Master of Arts in Folklore at UNC-Chapel Hill.

 

Amanda Dickson, Bookkeeper

Amanda DicksonAmanda joined Winyah Rivers in spring 2019. Her niche is office administration, which has been focused primary in the engineering and architectural field. She has a passion for Scouts, and is a Den Leader and Assistant Cub Master at Pack 891. She looks forward to taking what she is learning at Winyah Rivers and applying it to our local BSA Troops and Packs.

 

CONTRACTORS:

Emma Gerald Boyer, Land Officer

Emma Gerald BoyerEmma joined Winyah Rivers as the Waccamaw Riverkeeper in 2015, leading the organization’s education and advocacy efforts until May 2017 when she stepped down as a result of growing her family. Emma is contracted as Winyah Rivers part-time Land Officer overseeing the Rocky Point Community Forest, property owned by Winyah Rivers in the Choppee Community on the Black River. Emma has a Master’s Degree in Environmental Science and Policy and a Bachelor’s Degree in Biology.

 

Lisa Swanger, Coastal Waccamaw Watershed Education Programs Coordinator

Lisa SwangerSince 2014, Lisa Swanger has served as the Coastal Waccamaw Watershed Educations Programs Coordinator at Coastal Carolina University, responsible for coordinating the Coastal Waccamaw Stormwater Education Consortium and is contracted to provide environmental education support to our Waccamaw RIVERKEEPER® Program. Lisa has a Master’s Degree in Marine Resource Management from Oregon State University.

Riverkeeper Intern

Because of our close relationship with Coastal Carolina University and the location of our office at the Coastal Science Center, we welcome college students to intern with us and to assist in implementing our mission. We are happy to help train the next generation of conservation leaders!

 

BOARD OF DIRECTORS:

President – Rev. Ronald Hartman of Murrells Inlet, SC

Vice President – Clay Swenson of Calabash, NC

Treasurer – Michelle Lewis of Kingstree, SC

Secretary – Debra Buffkin of Nichols, SC

Tom Badgett of Conway, SC

Carol Covington of Loris, SC

Reggie Daves of Conway, SC

Dee Duffy of Myrtle Beach, SC

Betty Gause of Conway, SC

Dan Hitchcock of Pawley’s Island, SC

Joe Jacobs of Nakina, NC

Richard Moore of Pawley’s Island, SC

Martha Smith of Conway, SC

Leslie Wilson of Conway, SC

Emeritus Bob Moran, Esq. of Pawley’s Island, SC

We invite you to join us!  Please complete the linked form, Board Member Responsibilities and Application.

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Winyah Rivers Alliance

P.O. Box 554 | 301 Allied Drive
Conway, SC 29528
843 .349 .4007
winyahrivers@winyahrivers.org

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