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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


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.

Development and Communications Director, Emily Ellison 

Emily Ellison is a 6th generation Georgian who moved permanently to St. Simons in 2015. She spent nearly 20 years as a nonprofit leader in Atlanta, first as the visionary and co-founder of the Atlanta Girls’ School, followed by a five-year tenure as President and ED of Literacy Action, Inc. and finally as CEO of the YWCA of Greater Atlanta. She has also worked as a journalist and book editor, and is the author of several books, including the novels First Light and The Picture Makers. She is married to former publisher and editor (and current five-day-a-week golfer) Chuck Perry.

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.

Membership and Outreach Manager, Raleigh Kitchen

Raleigh is a native of St. Simons, with a passion to protect it. She came to the Land Trust in October of 2018 after working six years as a Naturalist for the Sea Island Company. She also serves on the board of another local non-profit, Coastal WildScapes. Raleigh brings experience in wildlife education, membership relations and communications, all of which are critical in her role at the Land Trust. If she isn’t at the office, you might find Raleigh in the heart of a maritime forest with a notepad and camera where her love of writing and photography can soar. She is married to her elementary school sweetheart, Jacob Kitchen, and enjoys spending as much time with him and their dog, Kirby, as she can.