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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

Bio Coming Soon...


Kelly Rudock

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


Theo Hair

Theo is originally from South Florida and moved to Charleston in 2012. He loves running and being on the beach. His favorite thing about Charleston is the variety of outdoor life and terrain and all the opportunities to explore it. Theo loves being active with Surfrider because of the opportunities to clean and protect the places he loves to be in and share with others.
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Marlo Shedlock
Volunteer Coordinator

Marlo grew up on the Outer Banks of N.C.  She works as the Adopt-A-Highway Coordinator for Charleston County. Her passions are environmental protection, wildlife conservation, and animal rescue. 



Mariah Jurow
Beach Sweeps Coordinator

Mariah was 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.


Jessica Graham
Marketing Coordinator

Jessica grew up in Conway, SC, moved to Charleston in 2008 for law school and has been here ever since. Her favorite things about Charleston are how therapeutic the salty air and sea are and how much life is sustained by our unique Lowcountry ecosystem. Coastal South Carolina has a special place in her heart, and she is so grateful she gets to witness its 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 she finds along the beach, creating content for social media, fostering animals at her local rescue, and enjoying pilates. She loves that living here allows her to be so immersed in nature.


Isabel Burroughs
Outreach Coordinator

Isabel grew up in North Carolina and moved to South Carolina in middle school. She is a Carolina girl through and through! Isabel loves everything outdoors which is a big reason she got involved with Surfrider. She enjoys kayaking, hiking, painting, yoga, and hanging out with her dog Folly - named after her favorite beach in Charleston!


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.


Rachel Appel
Ocean Friendly Restaurant Coordinator

Rachel was born and raised in Charleston and moved to Austin, Texas after graduating from the University of Georgia in 2013. When her Austin-based job went remote in 2020 - it was Charleston’s access to the ocean and family that called her to move back “home.” In addition to protecting our waterways, Rachel enjoys running, yoga, and swimming in the ocean year-round, hot or cold! As the Ocean Friendly Restaurant Coordinator, she connects with restaurants to ensure and improve sustainable practices such as proper recycling and eliminating plastics and styrofoam.

Charleston Hold Onto Your Butts Coordinator Becky Sheftall

Becky Sheftall
Hold On To Your Butts Coordinator

Becky was born and raised in Charleston and spent most of her time growing up in these local waters. She first became involved with Surfrider while living in Oahu. When she moved back to Charleston, she wanted to be part of a like-minded group of leaders who protect the coastal environments and wildlife, engage and educate the community in a fun and meaningful way, and make positive change. Becky's favorite thing about the Lowcountry is most certainly the coastal lands, marshes, and beaches.