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St. Simons Land Trust


As a member of the St. Simons Land Trust, you can be sure that your dollars go to work directly in our community to preserve the scenic and natural qualities of the Island.

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St. Simons Land Trust


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.

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