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Our Team


Zach Watkin

Zach is from West Chester, Pennsylvania but moved to Charleston in 2018. He loves to run, travel and hang with his dogs. His favorite thing about Charleston is all of the hidden nature spots and parks where he can explore, while running or walking his dogs.


Heather Walbright 
Vice Chair

Heather grew up in Worthington, Ohio, and has lived in Charleston since 2009. She enjoys gardening, hanging with her dogs, and a good outdoor adventure. She loves how there is so much support for all things local in Charleston, and happy to be involved with an organization working to have a positive impact in our communities!


Kelly Rudock

Kelly is originally from the greater Philadelphia area. She loves being active physically, all sports, exercising, doing anything outdoors. Her favorite thing about Charleston is probably the weather and the beaches. Kelly also loves sharks teeth hunting!


Maura Angel

Maura grew up in Southern New Hampshire, but has lived in Charleston for the past 3.5 years. Her hobbies include walking/hiking, reading, spending time with her husky Lu, summer beach walks, and exercising.


Marlo Shedlock
Volunteer Coordinator


Amanda Najera
Rise Above Plastics Coordinator

Amanda moved to Charleston in February of 2022 from Florida even though I call Oklahoma home #ArmyBratProbs! When she is not working with the RiverDogs, you can usually find her with a good book on the beach or chasing Charlie around the Charleston area. Her favorite thing about Charleston is the food scene!


Jessica Graham
Marketing Coordinator

Jessica grew up in Conway, SC, moved to Charleston in 2008 for law school, and have been here ever since. Her favorite things about Charleston are how therapeutic the salty air + sea is and how much life is sustained by our unique lowcountry ecosystem. Coastal South Carolina has a special place in my heart, and I am so grateful I get to witness her beauty every single day!


Olivia McCoy
Social Media Coordinator

Olivia is originally from Lancaster, Pennsylvania. She has a lot of hobbies, but lately has been learning to surf, making jewelry out of shells and shark teeth that I find along the beach, creating content for social media, fostering animals at my local rescue, and enjoying pilates. She loves living here allows her to be so immersed in nature.


Mariah Jurow
Beach Sweeps Coordinator

Mariah is born and raised in Charleston, SC. She decided to get involved with Surfrider because she is passionate about protecting our oceans, waterways and marine life from debris and plastics. Mariah thinks the best thing about the lowcountry is that there are beautiful landscapes, amazing historical sites and charming people everywhere you look.


Ethan Laramy
Outreach Coordinator

Ethan grew up in New Holstein, Wisconsin and finished high school in Wichita Falls, Texas. He enjoys training and competing in triathlons with the goal to become an Ironman. He calls CHS home for its warm sunshine, beautiful beaches and its growing entrepreneurial spirit. 


Katie Abare
Policy Coordinator

Katie was born in Canada, but spent her childhood in both northern and southern states in the United States, as well as in Munich, Germany for the majority of her high school years. She loves being outdoors. She enjoys biking, running, hiking, and camping. Katie also enjoys painting, photography, and traveling. Her favorite thing about Charleston is living so close to the coast.

Charleston Hold Onto Your Butts Coordinator Becky Sheftall

Becky Sheftall
Hold On To Your Butts Coordinator



Minell Enslin
Ocean Friendly Restaurant Coordinator

Minell moved to Charleston because her and her husband wanted to be closer to family but also because he received a great opportunity to work here in Charleston. On top of all that, she has always loved the ocean and can't imagine not living along the coast. Minell's favorite thing about Charleston is that you can almost always spot a dolphin in many of Charleston's waterways and along the South Carolina coastlines - how cool is that?!