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St. Simons Land Trust

Staff

Executive Director, David H. Pope

On October 1, 2016, the St. Simons Land Trust welcomed David Pope as its new executive director. An attorney with a 38-year career in environmental law, Pope came to the Land Trust from the Southern Environmental Law Center in Atlanta, where he served as director of its Georgia and Alabama offices. He brings a wealth of experience in environmental protection and donor relations. Pope’s leadership experience, as well as his work with environmental organizations across the state, are invaluable assets to the Land Trust. David and his wife, Vicki, have two adult sons.

Finance & Stewardship Director, Sue Tuttle

Sue Tuttle joined the Land Trust in January 2011. She is from Connecticut and moved to the Golden Isles in 2005 at which time she opened a full service bookkeeping company. Sue enjoys spending her free time outdoors on the beach, kayaking, walking, and visiting her children in Las Vegas and Charleston.

Preserve Manager, Stephanie Knox

Stephanie was born and raised in Narberth, Pennsylvania about 20 minutes west of Philadelphia. She grew up camping, fishing and hiking with her family. She attended Delaware Valley College in Doylestown, PA where she studied Wildlife Conservation and Management and obtained her Bachelors of Science in Animal Biotechnology and Conservation. In May 2010, she obtained an internship with Little St. Simons Island conducting breeding monitoring of the American Oystercatcher, and in January 2014, Stephanie began her current position as Cannon’s Point Preserve Manager with the St. Simons Land Trust. Stephanie also sits on the board of another local non-profit, Coastal WildScapes.

Development Director, Anna M. Hall

Anna M. Hall moved to St. Simons in June of 2012 with her husband and has been working at the Land Trust as a member of the development team. Previously, she was the founding director of a youth development program in Charleston, SC called Chucktown Squash. She has her BA in Art History from Princeton University and can be seen enjoying the Hampton Spur trail most afternoons with her two children, RJ and Reese and dog Lucy.

Membership & Communications Director, Burch Rountree Barger

Burch Barger joined the Land Trust in November 2016. A fourth generation resident of Glynn County, Burch graduated from college at Wake Forest University and completed her MBA at Georgia State University.  After working on Capitol Hill, at WebMD, The University of Alabama, and Samford University, Burch returned to her hometown of St. Simons Island in 2014. She and her husband, Jim, have two sons and a bird dog and enjoy exploring together the woods and water of our Golden Isles.  

Administrative Coordinator, Justus Davis

Justus Davis grew up as a military brat along the Coast of South Florida. As a child, he spent his summers and holidays visiting his grandmother in the Harrington area, where several members of his family grew up and attended the Harrington Schoolhouse. Prior to joining the Land Trust staff in 2015, he was a student at the College of Coastal Georgia, where he received his Bachelors in Public Affairs, and was an active volunteer with other local organizations such as Glynn Visual Arts.