Gills Creek Watershed Association Board of Directors 2013

Board of Directors

Emily Freeman Jones - President of the Gills Creek Watershed Association
Emily Freeman Jones is a landscape architect employed at the University of South Carolina. She lives near Gills Creek below Lake Katharine.
emily.jones@gillscreekwatershed.org
Region of Watershed: Middle Watershed
Term Expires: 10/2013

David Tuttle - Vice President of the Gills Creek Watershed Association
Mr. Tuttle is President of Lake Carolina Development Inc. He has been a custom homebuilder in the Columbia area and has over 20 years experience in construction, sales and development. He is a graduate of the University of South Carolina School of Business.
david.tuttle@gillscreekwatershed.org
Term Expires: 10/2013

Sam Agee - Secretary of the Gills Creek Watershed Association is Chairman/CEO of Gateway Hospitality, a hotel management company. He has lived in Columbia for 30 years in the Lake Katharine neighborhood.
sam.agee@gillscreekwatershed.org
Region of watershed: Lake Katharine
Term Expires: 10/2014

Daniel L. Tufford, Ph.D. - Treasurer of the Gills Creek Watershed Association
Dr. Tufford is on the research faculty in Biological Sciences at the University of South Carolina and has been a resident of the Gills Creek watershed for over 30 years. He has been a board member and treasurer of the Gills Creek Watershed Association since its founding as an organization.
daniel.tufford@gillscreekwatershed.org
Region of watershed: Forest Acres
Term Expires: 9/2015

Carol Kososki - Chair of the Finance Committee
Ms. Kososki is the current Chair of the Richland County Conservation Commission, is a founding member and officer of Friends of Cangaree Swamp, served as interim Vice Chair of Gills Creek Watershed Association and lives on Forest Lake in the Gills Creek watershed.
carol.kososki@gillscreekwatershed.org
Region of watershed: Forest Lake
Term Expires: 10/2014

Tameria Warren - Chair of the Education Committee is the Sustainability Management System Coordinator at Fort Jackson. She is a board member of Sustainable Midlands, the Columbia Urban League Guild, and is the ministry leader for the Genesis Project at Bible Way Church of Atlas Road.
tameria.warren@gillscreekwatershed.org
Region of watershed: Fort Jackson
Term Expires: 10/2014

Julie Jones, Chair of the Membership Committee, is Vice President of Tuttle Construction, a local custom homebuilder. She is a Licensed Real Estate Agent, a member of the Home Builders Association of Greater Columbia, and was a founding member of the Blythewood Cultural Arts Association.
julie.jones@gillscreekwatershed.org
Term Expires: 10/2014

Elliott Powell - Past Chair of the Gills Creek Watershed Association
Mr Powell is president of First Sun HR & Benefit Solutions, and was born and raised in the Gills Creek watershed. He currently resides on Lake Katharine. He was a founding member of the Gills Creek Watershed Association established in the early 1990s, served as the secretary of the original effort, and was the first chairman on the reorganized effort.
elliott.powell@gillscreekwatershed.org
Region of watershed: Lake Katharine
Term Expires: 10/2013

Michael Criss
Mr. Criss is a consulting planner in the midlands who advocates watershed-based land use planning and ecosystem conservation. He has been a board member of the Gills Creek Watershed Association since its founding as an organization.
michael.criss@gillscreekwatershed.org
Term Expires: 9/2015

Judy Timmons is a founding member of the Environmental Stewardship Committee at Forest Lake Presbyterian Church and lives in the Rockbridge Road area of the watershed. She is a member of the GCWA's Education Committee.
judy.timmons@gillscreekwatershed.org
Region of watershed: Forest Lake
Term Expires: 10/2013

Pete Mayers
Pete Mayers has a background in waste water treatment, mechanical maintenance, mechanical engineering, is active in the Rosewood Community Council, a member of the Richland County Airport Commission, and a member of the GCWA.
pete.mayers@gillscreekwatershed.org
Region of watershed: Rosewood
Term Expires: 11/2016

Julie Mayson is a resident of Arcadia Lakes and serves as the coordinator for the GCWA Adopt-a-Highway project. She is a graduate of Clemson University with a degree in administration management.
julie.mayson@gillscreekwatershed.org
Region of watershed: Arcadia Lakes
Term Expires: 10/2014

Thom Bristol is an environmental scientist with over twelve years of experience in consulting with extensive project work in environmental permitting and compliance for stormwater, wetlands, and water resources. He is a past president of the Upper Rockyford lake homeowners association. He has been involved with the Gills Creek Watershed Association for over five years, serving on the technical committee for the majority of that time.
thom.bristol@gillscreekwatershed.org
Region of watershed: Spring Lake
Term Expires: 9/2015

Lewis Kirk grew up within walking distance of Gills Creek and spent many hours exploring its environs. He earned a BS in Botany and a Master's in Industrial Education from Clemson. He worked in commercial printing in sales, customer service, and digital prepress. He has been an active volunteer with the Gills Creek Watershed Association.
lewis.kirk@gillscreekwatershed.org
Region of watershed: Middle Watershed
Term Expires: 11/2015

Mary McIntosh is an attorney in Columbia, S.C. Before starting her own practice, she was Legal Counsel and Vice-President with Wachovia Bank, and before that was Assistant Vice-President and Trust Officer with South Carolina National Bank/Wachovia Bank. Mary has a B.A. and J.D. from the University of South Carolina and a Master of Laws in Taxation from Emory University. She grew up on Forest Lake and now lives in the Rockbridge Road area in the watershed and is a member of the GCWA’s education committee. Mary became a member of the GCWA because she is interested in seeing the Midlands grow and prosper in an environmentally friendly and positive manner.
mary.mcintosh@gillscreekwatershed.org
Term Expires: 10/2015

D. Michael Kelly, Attorney, Owner of the Mike Kelly Law Group. Currently serves as Tanglewood Homeowner Association President and has long been active as a volunteer in the Midlands.
mike.kelly@gillscreekwatershed.org
Term Expires: 10/2015

Valerie Marcil has been a resident of the Gills Creek watershed for over 20 years. She worked for many years as an archaeologist, and is currently a member of the City of Columbia's Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee (BPAC).
valerie.marcil@gillscreekwatershed.org
Region of the watershed: Middle Watershed
Term Expires: 10/2015

O. Alicia de Myhrer is Chair of the Water Quality Committee of the Cary Lake Homeowners' Association. She is Director of Educational Programs of the Reading is Power, International Foundation (501 C3). She lives on Cary Lake in the Town of Arcadia Lakes and is member of the GCWA Education Committee.
alicia.de.myhrer@gillscreekwatershed.org
Region of the watershed: Arcadia Lakes
Term Expires: 11/2016

Mark Watson is an alumnus of the University of Kentucky. Majoring in Geography led him to a career in computer cartography, more commonly referred to as geographic information systems (GIS). Relocating to Columbia, SC in 2006 he began providing contracted GIS services for Shaw Air Force Base and in support of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. In early 2012 he joined GCWA and began offering his GIS knowledge to assist with mapping and presentation materials while serving on the Technical Committee.
mark.watson@gillscreekwatershed.org
Region of the watershed: Middle Watershed
Term Expires: 11/2016

Advisory Board Members

Amy Overstreet - United States Department of Agriculture amy.overstreet@sc.usda.gov
James Atkins - Director, Richland County Conservation Department atkinsj@rcgov.us
Carol Roberts - South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control - Saluda & Catawba Watershed Manager robertck@dhec.sc.gov

Six Ex-officio Members appointed by Jurisdictions

(One Each - Elected Official or their appointee)

Richland County - Jim Manning - Richland County Council Member - manningjim@rcgov.us
City of Columbia - TBD
Forest Acres - TBD
Fort Jackson - Matt Holstein matthew.holstein@us.army.mil
Arcadia Lakes - Mark Huguley mark.huguley@gmail.com
City of Cayce - TBD

Program Coordinator

Erich Miarka - erich.miarka@gillscreekwatershed.org
Erich is a graduate of the Master of Earth and Environmental Resource Management program at the University of South Carolina. He specializes in water resources and recently worked with national river conservation organization American Rivers. He has lived in the Gills Creek Watershed for over six years and is an active member of the outdoor recreation community. You can typically find him on one of Columbia's waterways fishing or kayaking with his dog.

Board of Directors 2012

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