Trish CarothersTrish 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


Barbara BogleBarbara 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


Kassia Janesch

Kassia Janesch - AmeriCorps Education and Outreach Program Assistant
Kassia graduated from Penn State University in 2015 with a BA in English and an Environmental Inquiry minor with a focus on interactions between the environment and society. She grew up in both State College and right along the Susquehanna River in Lewisburg, Pennsylvania. After interning at Voices of Central Pennsylvania and the Berks County Community Foundation Metropolitan Edison and Penelec Sustainable Energy Funds, Kassia joined AmeriCorps and the Susquehanna Greenway Partnership for a year of service. She enjoys reading, yoga, and traveling. Kassia can be reached be reached at 570-522-7229 or at


Bridget Kane

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



Scarlett LittmanScarlett Littman - AmeriCorps River Towns Program Assistant
Scarlett began serving at the SGP through AmeriCorps in 2015. She graduated from Texas State University in May 2015 with a B.S. in Geography- Resource and Environmental Studies and a minor in Anthropology. Throughout her college years she volunteered with the local humane society and various 4-H clubs and continues to volunteer with 4-H. Scarlett recently relocated to Central Pennsylvania and enjoys outdoor recreation, gardening, and spending time with her dogs. Scarlett can be reached at



Erin Pierce

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


Michele RichardsMichele Richards - Development Associate
Michele joined SGP in 2015 and holds a B.S. in Conservation Biology from Juniata College. Michele has dedicated her career to natural resource conservation and education working for nonprofit and government organizations. She initiated Pennsylvania Master Naturalist in 2007 as well as co-founded the PA Institute for Conservation Education in 2002 where she served as the Executive Director for ten years. In subsequent years, she managed educational and service-based programs for such groups as Penn State Extension, American Wilderness Leadership School, Girl Scouts, Dauphin County Conservation District, and State Parks. A majority of her career has been spent directing field-based natural science programs and raising funds to sustain these initiatives. She has extensive background in nonprofit management, fundraising and development. She lives in Elysburg and enjoys any activity that gets her outdoors and spending time with her children. Michele can be reached at 570-522-7339 or