Grasses and saltmarsh abut a sandy beach.
Goldbug Island TNC created a living shoreline to control erosion from flooding and rising seas in South Carolina. © The Nature Conservancy/Cara Chancellor


TNC Welcomes New Trustees

Four new members join TNC's South Carolina board.

The Nature Conservancy welcomes four accomplished, dedicated and generous conservationists to its South Carolina Board of Trustees. 

Christopher Richardson Headshot
Christopher Richardson TNC South Carolina Board of Trustees © Courtesy/Christopher Richardson

Chris Richardson

A former U.S. diplomat, Chris is general counsel and COO of the immigration consulting company BDV Solutions, LLC, managing partner at Cooper Richardson law firm, and co-founder of Argo Visa. A graduate of Duke University School of Law and Emory University, he grew up fishing, shrimping and biking in James Island.

Katrina Feisal headshot.
Katrina Feisal TNC South Carolina Board of Trustees © Courtesy/Katrina Feisal

Katrina Feisal

Graduated from the University of Memphis and worked in International Banking in Memphis and Chicago until leaving to raise her three children. She is a Master Gardener and a community volunteer. A lover of nature and the outdoors, she often enjoys hiking in the Blue Ridge Mountains with her husband, Phil.

John Pazdan portrait.
John Pazdan TNC South Carolina Board of Trustees © Courtesy/John Pazdan

John Pazdan

After a career in the automotive industry,  John--a Greenville native--enjoys running, hiking, boating, fishing and spending time with his wife, Emilie, and their three grown children. He holds a B.S. in Industrial Engineering from North Carolina State University and an M.B.A. from the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill.  

Martha Boone headshot.
Martha Boone TNC South Carolina Board of Trustees © Courtesy/Martha Boone

Martha Boone

After moving to Spring Island more than 20 years ago, Martha "Marty" Boone embraces the beauty and history of the Lowcountry. Marty graduated from the College of William and Mary, received a MSW from Ohio State University and a law degree from University of Dayton. She enjoys traveling and fly fishing with her husband, Dan.

Our board, which draws from all over the state, brings a diversity of backgrounds and viewpoints. Please join me in welcoming our newest volunteer leaders!

Chair, The Nature Conservancy in South Carolina Board of Trustees

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