Mentors

Mentors

Green Steps mentors are representatives from the public and private sectors who offer guidance in planning, executing and judging the school projects.

How to become a Green Steps Mentor

How to become a Green Steps County Coordinator

To contact a mentor via e-mail, simply click on his or her name.

Berry, Shelby (Beaufort County Soil & Water Conservation Manager)
Mentor for: Conserve, Protect, and Restore
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Blake-Orr, Laura (South Carolina Wildlife Federation)
Mentor for: School Gardens and Composting (Lexington County)
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Chabaane, Sarah (S.C. Department of Natural Resources)
Mentor for: Restore
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Cohen, Shelby ( Greenville County Soil & Water Conservation District)
Mentor for: Conserve (Reuse & Green Purchasing), Protect (Water and Litter Prevention) and Restore (Soil and Habitat)
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Cooper, Chanda (Richland Soil & Water Conservation District)
Mentor for: Schoolyard habitats, indoor/outdoor gardening, forestry, botany, native plants, composting, wildlife studies (Richland County schools)
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Corley, Carmony
Mentor for:  Conserve (Energy, Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle), Protect (Water and Litter Prevention), Restore (Soil and Habitat) (Richland and Lexington County schools)
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Dabbs, Amy (Clemson Extension)
Mentor for:  Any educator looking to start or grow school gardening programs
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Dailey, Mallory (Clemson Extension, Oconee County)
Mentor for: Restore
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Davis, Rachel (Clemson Extension, Pickens County)
Mentor for: Most GS Projects in Pickens County
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Debaty, Roxane (Sonoco)
Mentor for:  Reuse Projects
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Floyd, Pam (Beaufort Soil & Water Conservation District)
Mentor for: Conserve, protect, restore, and habitats (Beaufort County)
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Foley, Beth (South Carolina Forestry Commission)
Mentor for:  Most Projects (Lexington and Richland Counties)
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Foster, Cathy Reas (Pickens County Stormwater Partners and Clemson University Extension) Pickens County Coordinator
Mentor for:Water Quality and Conservation, Water Harvesting, Watershed & Stormwater Education, Litter Prevention, Composting, Recycling, B2 at school (Pickens and Oconee Counties)
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Glymph, Gregg (SC DHEC Office of Waste Reduction and Recycling)
Contact Gregg to request a Green Step logo personalized for your school’s website.
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Green , Sara (SC Wildlife Federation)
Mentor for: Schoolyard wildlife habitats, composting and mercury pollution
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Hiller, Jane (Sonoco Recycling) Richland County Coordinator
Mentor for: Recycling, composting, indoor/outdoor gardening
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Hooks, Kendra (Horry County Solid Waste Authority)
Mentor for: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, Green Purchasing and Composting
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Jackson, Karen(Clemson University Extension)
Mentor for: Water Quality
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Jones, Mary Lou (Greenville County)
Mentor for: Just about ANY environmental project
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Madden, Kathryn (Beaufort County Coordinator)
Mentor for: Recycling, Composting, and Habitat projects
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Mcconnell, Charly (Water Resource Agent Clemson Extension)
Mentor for: Conserve Recycle, Protect Water, Restore Soil, and Habitat projects; Pickens County
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McNatt, Wendy (Greenville County Solid Waste Department)
Mentor for: Recycling, litter and waste reduction projects
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O’Connell, Barbara (York Soil & Water Conservation District)
Mentor for: recycling, waste reduction, soils, outdoor classrooms, nature trails, school gardens, air & water quality, habitats
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Orschlen, Nell (City of Columbia Water Utilities)
Mentor for: Projects within City of Columbia limits that are related to water quality. Also  can mentor Conserve (Reuse and Green Purchasing), Protect (Air and Litter Prevention) and Restore (Soil and Habitat)
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Pilewski, Lynn (Greenville County Soil & Water Conservation District)

Mentor for: Conserve: reduce/reuse/recycle Project:Water quality and litter prevention Restore: gardens (square foot, butterfly, and pollinator, food/kitchen)
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Price, Rachel (Palmetto Conservation Corps)
Mentor for: Habitat restoration and conservation
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Rodgers, Leslie (Atlas Organics)
Mentor for: Any school working with Atlas Organics to setup a commercial organic collection program. This project counts as a Green Steps Conserve: Reduce Project
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Ross, Cheryl (SMART Recycling)
Mentor for: Any school working with SMART Recycling setup a food waste/compost collection program. This project counts as a Green Steps Conserve: Reduce Project
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Schnabel, Matt (South Carolina Forestry Commission)
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Sightler, Donna (Greenwood County Public Works)
Mentor for: Litter Prevention and Recycling
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Sponseller, Greg (Sustainability Analyst for Horry County Schools)
Mentor for: Any Green Steps Project
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Tindall, Nancy (Keep Horry County Beautiful)
Mentor for: Litter Prevention, Litter Reduction, and Beautification Projects
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Way, Debra (Beaufort Soil and Water Conservation District)
Mentor for: Conserve, Protect, and Restore Projects
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Whitener, Patricia (South Carolina Forestry Commission)
Mentor for: water quality, soil and habitat
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Whitman,  Maureen (Oconee County’s Recycling Coordinator/Educator)
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Yager, Samantha (City of Columbia Recycling Coordinator)
Mentor for: Recycling, Reusing, Waste Reduction, Composting
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