Our Team

Thanks to our team, the Southern Conservation Trust is one of the fastest-growing Land Trusts on the East Coast. Our innovative team works hard to steward over 55,000 acres, manage and develop public nature areas, and provide environmental education.

Meet the leadership and team that keeps the Southern Conservation Trust moving forward.

Brian Cooper

Brian Cooper

Interim CEO & Executive Director

Tori Betsill

Director of Development

Caroline Creel

Director of Education

Angela Goddard

Director of Happiness (HR)

Eric Kochanowski

Director of Parks

Jesse Woodsmith

Director of Conservation & Stewardship

Danika Kochanowski

Assistant Director of Development

Brian McKnight

Senior Conservation Biologist

Charlee Glenn

Environmental Education Programs Manager

Natasha Redondo

Animal Care & Volunteer Coordinator

Ashley Reeves

Marketing & PR Specialist

Josie Saunders

Development Relations Coordinator

Granville Winkjer

Assistant Director of Parks

Hana Sellers

Hana Sellers

Land Stewardship Manager

Jack Averett III

Special Project Manager

Join Our Team!

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Board of Directors

Brian Cooper
Interim Executive Director
Southern Conservation Trust

Brian Cardoza
Board Member
VP of Real Estate, Rooker

Dan Cupertino
Board Member
National Sales Dir. Frontier Asset Man.

James Yates
Board Chair
Senior Man. Const., Comcast

Rich Cocos
Board Treasurer
Retired, Regional VP Steelcase

Jim Washburn
Board Vice Chair
Director of Dev. Cadence Group

Dan Davis
Board Member
President, Int. Science & Engineering

Randy Cardoza
Board Secretary
Principal Cardoza

Meredith Martin
Board Member
Southern Crescent Man. Group

Scott Smith
Board Member
Chef/Owner The Curious Pig & Kitchen