Staff

 

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Executive Director:  David Harper
 
David became PDLT's second Executive Director in October, 2012.  David came to PDLT from the Palmetto Conservation Foundation in Columbia.  David's long conservation career includes years of fundraising experirence for a variety of organizations.  He obtained his undergraduate degree from UC-Berkley and his graduate degree from UPenn.  David is married to Caroline and has a daughter, Elle.
 
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Director of Education and Outreach:  Lyles Cooper Lyles
 
Lyles joined PDLT in April 2015 as the Director of Education and Outreach. Lyles' professional experience spans multiple organizations in both the corporate and non-profit worlds.  A graduate of College of Charleston with a degree in Corporate Communications and Marketing, Lyles brings a unique mix of skills to PDLT.  Lyles is actively involved in many community organizations and currently serves on the Board of the Boys & Girls Club of the Pee Dee.  Lyles is married to Brandon, a Corporate Banker in Florence, and has a son, Woods.
 
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Director of Land Conservation: 
Seth Cook
 
Seth joined the PDLT staff in April of 2013 upon completion of his Masters Degree in Ecosystem Management from Utah State. Seth, who was raised in Greenwood, received his undergraduate degree from Clemson and is currently enrolled in a MBA program through Francis Marion University. His family has farmed for many years in the Camden area.  He and his wife, Erika, enjoy paddling the black water rivers as often as possible, but these days spend most of their time raising their twin sons, Nelson and Mclean.
 
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Finance Coordinator: Ashley Scott
 
Ashley joined PDLT in fall 2011 as a part-time Finance and Administration Coordinator.  Mrs. Scott has a wealth of office experience in the nonprofit and private sectors, but most recently took several years off to raise her young son, Ford. She is a graduate of the College of Charleston and is actively involved with First Presbyterian Church and the Women in Philanthropy Fund of the Eastern Carolina Community Foundation.  Mrs. Scott is married to John, an attorney in Florence.
 
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Outreach & Administration Coordinator:
Rion McAllister

Rion joined PDLT as a part-time contractor in 2016 to assist with the ever expanding responsibilities related to our mission.  In September 2017 Rion joined the team in a full time capacity as the new Outreach and Administration Coordinator.  Over the years she has had the privilege of enjoying a wide variety of professional experiences including her most recent in the Hospitality Management sector.  She is transplant from the salt water marshes and beaches of Hilton Head Island.  Over the last 18 years, she has developed a love for the Pee Dee outdoors and has a real appreciation for the continued efforts of PDLT.  Rion is married to Brandon, Director of Operations for the Florence Civic Center, with whom she shares two young daughters, Penelope (3) and new baby, Cassidy-Jane.

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