We Are

Go-Getters & Do-ers

Our Team

The first employees of the Land Trust were driven by an understanding that if we fail to protect our Lowcountry landscape, we will never get it back. Today, this belief remains entrenched and perhaps more relevant than ever.


For easement compliance questions, contact Kathy Kowalchick at kkowalchick@lowcountrylandtrust.org.

For information on gifts of stock, real estate, or legacy giving, contact Meg O’Halloran at mohalloran@lowcountrylandtrust.org.

For events and corporate sponsorship, contact Bea Girndt at bgirndt@lowcountrylandtrust.org.

For volunteer opportunities, contact Jennifer Welch at jwelch@lowcountrylandtrust.org.


Ashley Demosthenes

President & CEO

Hunter allen

Stewardship Associate

Josh B. Bell

Rural Land Protection Director

Ellen Blake

Operations Director

Victoria Bock
Victoria Bock

Communications Manager

Sydney Cook

General Counsel

Bea Girndt

Outreach and Events Director


Stewardship Program Manager

Meg O'Halloran

Chief Advancement Officer

Natalie Olson

Sea Islands Program Director

David Ray

Chief Conservation Officer

Sam Seawell

Community Lands Director


Angel Oak Preserve Director

Carl Taylor

GIS & Conservation Planning Manager


Advancement Coordinator
Winky Zeberlein



Communications & Outreach Intern

BETH peebles

Land Stewardship Intern

Aly Petruch

Nonprofit Operations Intern

ellie sekelsky

GIS Intern

Board of Trustees


Mr. Thomas D. W. Hutto

PG, Principal, The GEL Group


Mr. Robert M. Baldwin

CPA/PFS AEP CGMA, Principal, Baldwin and Associates

Vice Chairman

Mr. Robert M. Hollings, III

VP, Bank of South Carolina


Mrs. Amanda Davis

Agent, Anderson Insurance Associates



Dr. W. Mac Baughman

Certified Forester, Certified Wildlife Biologist, Principal, Newkirk Forestry and Land Management

Mr. J. Travis Benintendo

Principal, Haut Gap Middle School

Dr. Walter D. "Bo" Blessing, Jr.

Roper-St. Francis Physicians Partners

Mr. Paul butler

Owner, Commercial Real Estate and Property Management

Mr. Justin Craig

Environmental Consultant, SCS Engineers

Mr. Bobby R. Creech, Jr.

Partner, WebsterRogers, LLP

Dr. Paula R. Feldman

Professor of English, University of South Carolina

Dr. Susan Lynn Johnson

Director of Health Promotion, Medical University of SC

Ms. Sheldon Kramer

Senior Vice President, Bank of America

Mr. Richard L. Morrison

President, White Oak Forestry Corporation
Owner, Doe Hall Creek Timber Company

Mr. Lindsay Nevin

President, Flyway

Mr. Telfair H. Parker, Jr.

Agent, Anderson Insurance Associates

Mr. Robert Daniel Perry

Sr. Strategist, Water & Land Solutions, LLC

Mr. James Baxter Porter, III

Strategic Advisor, WestRock

Ms. Elizabeth W. Settle

Attorney, Retired

Mr. Randell C. Stoney, III

Attorney, Joye Law Firm