Trish Carothers - Executive Director
Trish works closely with the Board of Directors to develop education and outreach programs that build support for Greenway projects and stewardship of the natural and cultural resources of the Susquehanna Greenway. She is also responsible for coordinating program plans and development programs. She is a conservationist and outdoor enthusiast. Previously she was the Membership Coordinator for the Lowcountry Open Land Trust, in Charleston, SC where she managed the membership program, annual appeal, donor database, website, electronic newsletter, annual report and planned giving programs. She has experience in financial sales and marketing communications. Trish earned a bachelor’s degree in Animal Science and Agricultural Business Management from the University of Delaware and master’s degree in Extension Education from Penn State. Trish can be reached at 570-522-7259 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Barbara Bogle - Program and Office Assistant
Barbara Bogle joined SGP in 2013 as Program and Office Assistant. She will support the SGP Board and Staff with administrative duties, financial record keeping, and assisting with program implementation. Barbara has a B.S. in mathematics from Bowling Green State University, and her early work experience was in computer programming. She developed and operated a small business, as an interior designer and project manager, in historic Kennett Square, PA, where she lived and worked for twenty years. Barbara recently relocated to Central Pennsylvania, and she currently lives in Watsontown, where she has found the time to enjoy walking and biking as daily activities. Barbara can be reached at 570-522-7246 or email@example.com.
Michael J. Grasso - AmeriCorps Volunteer, Volunteer Steward Coordinator
Mike joined SGP in August 2014 and will be recruiting, training and placing volunteers who want to work on trails, river access and clean‐ups, tree plantings, and other types of green infrastructure projects. He grew up in the Susquehanna Valley and graduated from Bucknell University in 2013 with a B.A. in Environmental Studies. As a student, Mike interned with the Bucknell Center for Sustainability and the Environment as part of the Solar Scholars program. He developed his passion for environmental conservation at a young age after being told that he couldn’t play in the stream in the backyard of his childhood home because a local industry had been caught illegally dumping waste upstream. Mike likes to spend his free time hiking, camping, and playing soccer. Mike can be reached at 570‐522‐7279 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bridget Kane - Membership & Volunteer Coordinator
Bridget Kane joined SGP as the Membership & Volunteer Coordinator in 2011. She holds a B.S. in Wildlife Ecology and Conservation and B.A. in Anthropology from the University of Florida and an M.S. in Conservation Biology and Sustainable Development from the University of Maryland. Bridget served in the Peace Corps in Madagascar where she worked on sustainable agriculture projects, as well as, environmental outreach and education. More recently she worked for the Potomac Conservancy in the Washington, D.C. area where she managed the River Center at Lockhouse 8 along the C&O Canal, researched stormwater issues, monitored conservation easements, and assisted in development activities of the organization. She lives in Berwick and enjoys biking, paddling, hiking, and just being outdoors. Bridget can be reached at 570-522-7275 or email@example.com.
Erin Pierce - Program Coordinator
Erin joined SGP as Program Coordinator in 2012 after serving as SGP's OSM/VISTA AmeriCorps Volunteer through the Appalachian Coal Country Team. She grew up in the Ridge and Valley region of Central Pennsylvania and attended Penn State University to study Geography and Geographic Information Systems (GIS). She has put her passion for the environment to work as an intern for The National Geographic Society, the Borough of State College, and the ClearWater Conservancy. Erin completed her M.A. in Geography from Ohio University where she studied greenbelts, growth boundaries, and other landuse policies in Baltimore County, MD as part of the Long-Term Ecological Research – Baltimore Ecosystem Study. Erin is currently conducting light repairs to a single rowing shell and sculls on the Susquehanna River with the Central PA Rowing Association. Erin can be reached at 570-522-7244 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Zach Pyle - River Towns Program Coordinator
Zach joined SGP’s staff as the River Towns Program Coordinator in August 2013. Zach grew up in a Western Pennsylvania oil boom town where he developed an interest in local history and historic preservation. Beginning in
2005, he started his studies at Penn State in Landscape Architecture and continued to complete a master’s degree in Landscape Architecture focused on historic preservation efforts and regional planning in Pennsylvania. Zach has interned at SEDA‐COG in the Community Resource Center and worked with PSU’s Hammer Center in their community revitalization studios focused on the central Susquehanna Region. In addition to his work, he spends his spare time with his wife Marissa restoring their historic Penn’s Valley home and tending to his garden and chickens. Zach can be reached at 570‐522‐7339 or email@example.com.