Meet The Team

Meet The Team

LOVE IT • SAVE IT • SHARE IT

LOVE IT • SAVE IT • SHARE IT

Each and every member plays an integral part in our mission of looking over the wonderful island of Daufuskie. Without their helpful contributions none of our efforts would be possible. They make Daufuskie a better place to live and visit! They help to make sure this wonderful area is kept for generations to come!

Each and every member plays an integral part in our mission of looking over the wonderful island of Daufuskie. Without their helpful contributions none of our efforts would be possible. They make Daufuskie a better place to live and visit! They help to make sure this wonderful area is kept for generations to come!

Walters
Carl Walters Treasurer
I was born and raised in Ohio, but spent every summer with my grandmother in central Florida, where my mother grew up. During the many adventures with my two brothers I first experienced the South with its abundance of natural beauty and wildlife. My wife and I bought our property on Daufuskie Island shortly after our first visit in 1999. The peaceful calm, incredible views and natural beauty made our decision easy. We became residents after the completion of our home in 2012, built on our original lot. Since then, I have been active in the community, served on various committees and boards, and built a boat at The Daufuskie Wine and Woodworks. That is where I got to know Mike Loftus, and in 2020 he asked me to join the Conservancy as Treasurer. I am enjoying my time with this terrific organization.
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Cathy Andrews Board of Directors
When my family and I visited Daufuskie Island in 2002 I knew this was our perfect final home. We realized that dream in August of 2015. My husband Mike and I moved from Atlanta the day after I retired from my Family Practice. The beautiful beach at Bloody Point was the initial draw for us but the more we see and learn of our natural habitat, the more we have come to appreciate it. I was honored to be asked to join the board of the Daufuskie Island Conservancy three years ago. As director of education I also am learning about our abundant plant and animal life. It has been a pleasure to organize educational programs for our members, residents and visitors. I believe that as we learn about our ecosystem we also understand the importance of protecting it. Another critical part of this learning process is the translation of that knowledge into action. How we as individuals and a community can do our part is another theme of our programs. As we become able to safely gather again there are many resources available for knowledgeable and interesting speakers.
Carl Walters Treasurer
I was born and raised in Ohio, but spent every summer with my grandmother in central Florida, where my mother grew up. During the many adventures with my two brothers I first experienced the South with its abundance of natural beauty and wildlife. My wife and I bought our property on Daufuskie Island shortly after our first visit in 1999. The peaceful calm, incredible views and natural beauty made our decision easy. We became residents after the completion of our home in 2012, built on our original lot. Since then, I have been active in the community, served on various committees and boards, and built a boat at The Daufuskie Wine and Woodworks. That is where I got to know Mike Loftus, and in 2020 he asked me to join the Conservancy as Treasurer. I am enjoying my time with this terrific organization.
FPO-person
Cathy Andrews Board of Directors
When my family and I visited Daufuskie Island in 2002 I knew this was our perfect final home. We realized that dream in August of 2015. My husband Mike and I moved from Atlanta the day after I retired from my Family Practice. The beautiful beach at Bloody Point was the initial draw for us but the more we see and learn of our natural habitat, the more we have come to appreciate it. I was honored to be asked to join the board of the Daufuskie Island Conservancy three years ago. As director of education I also am learning about our abundant plant and animal life. It has been a pleasure to organize educational programs for our members, residents and visitors. I believe that as we learn about our ecosystem we also understand the importance of protecting it. Another critical part of this learning process is the translation of that knowledge into action. How we as individuals and a community can do our part is another theme of our programs. As we become able to safely gather again there are many resources available for knowledgeable and interesting speakers.
FPO-person
Eileen Pojednic Director
My husband Len and I discovered Daufuskie in 1991 when we purchased a “Sweethearts Weekend at Melrose” from our youngest son Mark’s grade school auction in New Jersey. We stayed in one of the beach cottages and fell in love with the charm and natural beauty of the island and the low country. We became members of the Melrose Club that year and continued to vacation with our three children and other family members over the years. In 2007 we purchased a home in the Melrose Resort. In 2011 my husband retired from his law firm in Manhattan and we decided to sell our home in Mendham, New Jersey and moved to Daufuskie. I was asked after a few months to join the Conservancy as Secretary by the then President . After reading the Conservancy mission and learning of the projects and programs that were ongoing since 2005, I agreed to join the Board and was elected a Director in 2012. I committed to serve and learn more about the Island’s beautiful environment and encourage community interest in the Conservancy programs and projects. In 2016 I was elected Membership Director and I am so grateful for the financial support by our members as well as support from the Island Community.
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Christine James Secretary
Moved to Daufuskie in 2012. Originally from Holyoke, Mass. Have lived in Florida, Illinois, South Dakota, Colorado, California, England, Virginia and South Carolina. Second term as Secretary of the Conservancy. Served on the Daufuskie Island Council. Was on the Haig Point Environmental Committee for 2 years. Love the people on Daufuskie because of the prevalent desire to help whomever and wherever they can. Daufuskie is one of the most beautiful places I've seen -- the small population gives us the opportunity to enjoy the scenery and the wildlife. As I write this, I am watching more than 20 ducks happily floating on the pond behind my home. Later, I'll see deer crossing through my back yard. The view from my living room will give me a view of water filling the marsh. I really can't think of a better place to live.
Chris_James
Christine James Secretary
Moved to Daufuskie in 2012. Originally from Holyoke, Mass. Have lived in Florida, Illinois, South Dakota, Colorado, California, England, Virginia and South Carolina. Second term as Secretary of the Conservancy. Served on the Daufuskie Island Council. Was on the Haig Point Environmental Committee for 2 years. Love the people on Daufuskie because of the prevalent desire to help whomever and wherever they can. Daufuskie is one of the most beautiful places I've seen -- the small population gives us the opportunity to enjoy the scenery and the wildlife. As I write this, I am watching more than 20 ducks happily floating on the pond behind my home. Later, I'll see deer crossing through my back yard. The view from my living room will give me a view of water filling the marsh. I really can't think of a better place to live.
FPO-person
Eileen Pojednic Director
My husband Len and I discovered Daufuskie in 1991 when we purchased a “Sweethearts Weekend at Melrose” from our youngest son Mark’s grade school auction in New Jersey. We stayed in one of the beach cottages and fell in love with the charm and natural beauty of the island and the low country. We became members of the Melrose Club that year and continued to vacation with our three children and other family members over the years. In 2007 we purchased a home in the Melrose Resort. In 2011 my husband retired from his law firm in Manhattan and we decided to sell our home in Mendham, New Jersey and moved to Daufuskie. I was asked after a few months to join the Conservancy as Secretary by the then President . After reading the Conservancy mission and learning of the projects and programs that were ongoing since 2005, I agreed to join the Board and was elected a Director in 2012. I committed to serve and learn more about the Island’s beautiful environment and encourage community interest in the Conservancy programs and projects. In 2016 I was elected Membership Director and I am so grateful for the financial support by our members as well as support from the Island Community.
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Chase Allen Director of Marketing
I was born and raised in Charlotte, NC and moved to Daufuskie Island in 2001 to open The Iron Fish Gallery. I love to spend time with family and friends, travel, create, fish, snow ski, hike, play basketball, forage for mushrooms and cook. My favorite thing about Daufuskie is our abundance of natural resources that remain intact due to the lack of big development. I joined the Daufuskie Island Conservancy in an effort to protect our natural environment in 2006 and have served 10 years of those years as a board member. I remain encouraged to see how much positive change our small volunteer organization has made over the years for Daufuskie through our Adopt-A-Road program, our many beach sweeps, our spearheading the removal of abandoned cars program and through our ongoing education efforts.
Chris Sutcliff Secretary
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Chase_Allen
Chase Allen Director of Marketing
I was born and raised in Charlotte, NC and moved to Daufuskie Island in 2001 to open The Iron Fish Gallery. I love to spend time with family and friends, travel, create, fish, snow ski, hike, play basketball, forage for mushrooms and cook. My favorite thing about Daufuskie is our abundance of natural resources that remain intact due to the lack of big development. I joined the Daufuskie Island Conservancy in an effort to protect our natural environment in 2006 and have served 10 years of those years as a board member. I remain encouraged to see how much positive change our small volunteer organization has made over the years for Daufuskie through our Adopt-A-Road program, our many beach sweeps, our spearheading the removal of abandoned cars program and through our ongoing education efforts.
Chris Sutcliff Secretary
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Get Involved

The Conservancy’s “Adopt-a-Road” program was established in 2009 to tackle the issue of litter on Daufuskie.  Willing residents “adopt” roads on the island in a promise to keep them free of litter.  A monthy clean-up day is established, but most volunteers casually pick up trash as they see it day-to-day.  Many of the Adopt-a-Road volunteers are also involved in two beach sweeps annually.

– Find out more about our “Adopt-a-Road” program and other ways to help –