The Satilla Riverkeeper is a 501c3 nonprofit organization, founded in 2004 to protect, restore, and educate about the Satilla River, its tributaries, and watershed.
Board of Directors
Chair: Jim Cottingham - Coffee County
Vice Chair: Wilton Deloach - Ware County
Treasurer: Clay Montague - Camden County
Secretary: Kellie Parr - Glynn County
Ron Easton - Brantley County
Terrell Lee - Ware County
Guy Moorman - Coffee County
George Varn Jr. - Charlton County
Greg Williford - Wayne County
I am honored and excited to serve you as the Satilla Riverkeeper. I grew up in Alpharetta, Georgia, splashing around in backyard creeks. My passion for protecting the environment began in the Boy Scouts where I had an opportunity to explore Georgia’s wild spaces. During college, I worked at the Chattahoochee Nature Center as a canoe instructor and an outdoor adventure guide. My interest in protecting clean water and wild places drove me to attend law school at UGA.
I focused my law school education on environmental law, and I sought out internships that gave me real-world environmental law experience. I started by interning at Georgia Sea Grant, which is affiliated with NOAA. Georgia is just starting to expand its regulation of oyster aquaculture, and during my internship, I had an opportunity to work on the forefront of the new regulations.
Next, I interned with Chattahoochee Riverkeeper where I was able to help the Riverkeeper in its pursuit of coal ash legislation and in identifying a potential lawsuit under the Clean Water Act. My next internship was with the Southern Environmental Law Center where I assisted attorneys with litigation. Afterwards, I worked at EPA Region 4 where I experienced how lawyers guide decision makers on legislative and regulatory issues to effectively protect the environment.
I am a passionate conservationist, and I am dedicated to protecting the Satilla River. The Satilla River is an amazing resource and together we can ensure that it can be enjoyed for generations to come.