Board of Directors

 

Russ Marane Chair
At-Large Director
Russ, a graduate of the University of Tennessee – BS Degree in Public Adminis-tration / Civil Engineering, completed Graduate Studies in City Planning.  He then completed a 40-year professional career in park planning, city planning and management and real estate design and development, serving as Regional Administrator of the Dept. of Housing and Urban Development’s Southeast Region; General Manager of the New Communities Development Corpora- -tion.  Since 2000, he is engaged in land conservation work on the Georgia and South Carolina Coasts with The Trust for Public Land as Georgia State Director and Coastal Programs; Manager and the Executive Director of the St. Simons Land Trust.  He lives on St. Simons Island and is married to Daphne Alston Marane.
Brent Reynolds At-Large Director Brent, received his education from the University of Chicago and Bethany College.  He is currently Director/Chaplain of the Florida Christian Center that serves the needs of senior adults in Jacksonville.  He is also a referral agent for Krull and Company Socially Responsible Investments.  Brent got his informal introduction to alternative trans-portation interning with the Center for Neighborhood Technology in Chicago where he developed and led a presentation and panel discussion for the Sustainable Deve- lopment: Ecology, Economy, and Com- munity Symposium at the 1999 Parliament of the World’s Religions (Capetown, South Africa).  Brent’s community and charitable involvements include Kiwanis Club, the Res- ponsible Endowments Coalition, the Associ- ation for Sustainability in Higher Education, and Hole in the Wall Gang Camps.  An avid cyclist, he lives in St. Marys, GA with his wife Sara and boys, Charlie Banks and Coleton
At-Large Director
Terry M. Landreth Camden Director Terry is a past member of the Georgia Delegation to the National Bicycle Summit in Washington, DC. Along with his wife, Darlene, they own Camden Bicycle Center in St Marys, GA. They have been in business for eleven years serving the Coastal Georgia area. In 2010, Camden Bicycle Center was awarded Silver Level Recognition from the League of American Bicyclists as a Bicycle Friendly Business. Terry also serves as Vice Chair of the Georgia Coast Rail-to-Trail. He is a veteran of the United States Navy Submarine Force retiring as a Master Chief Petty Officer. He maintains close ties with the submarine community in Kings Bay GA.
 Rachel Langdon Schober Camden Director Rachel Langdon Schober, a resident of Woodbine, lives on a section of the  Coastal Georgia / East Coast Greenway:  the Woodbine Riverwalk.  She has been a productive member of both public and private boards for various organizations over the years.  Her background is mainly business accounting but her focus has shifted to television and film production.  Her interest in biking started with a bike and barge trip in the Netherlands.  Three hundred plus miles later she was convinced that biking as a lifestyle was sorely under utilized in our own country.  Since moving to Woodbine she has been proactive about promoting the Greenway and exploiting the possibilities.  In spring of 2012 she worked with BBC producers on a series for the Oprah Winfrey Network.  Thanks to Rachels’ persistence, a long discussed mountain bike trail adjacent to the Greenway in Woodbine was jump started and filmed as a side story.  The show premieres August 2012.  More recently she has been involved in the organization of a globally viewed TEDx event happening in Jacksonville, Florida, October 2012.  She hopes to incorporate the Greenway into the event either this year or next by speaker presentation.
C. Jones Hooks Glynn Director Jones, a 1975 graduate of the University of Georgia, earned his MBA from George Washington University, while he was Legislative Aide to Congressman Ronald “Bo” Ginn (D-GA deceased); later assuming a full time position with Ginn as Liaison for Inter- governmental Relations, working primarily with local governments in coastal Georgia.  Hooks served nine years as President/CEO of the Hampton Roads Economic Development Alliance in Virginia, then, in 2008, he returned to Georgia as Executive Director of the Jekyll Island Authority (JIA) on Jekyll Island Georgia. In this role he is responsible for the natural and cultural stewardship of the barrier island. The JIA provides services, programs, and amenities that maximize benefits to Island visitors and residents.  Jones has extensive experience in the public and private sectors, on local, state, national and international levels.  Married to Stephanie for 33 years, they have two married sons and one grandson.
Jim Jacobs Glynn Director
Eunice M. Moore McIntosh Director Eunice, a resident of Darien, Georgia is retired from the State Merit System Gateway Mental Retardation Center.  Elected City Councilwoman in 2005, she represented District II, serving two terms and participating on the Intergovernmental Relations, Ethics, Ordinances, Finance, Environmental Concerns and Economics committees. She also served on District 12 GMA as a member of the Environmental Concerns and Economics Committee.  Other local involvement includes membership in The Old River Road Community Project; Darien Downtown Development Authority Board and Better Home Town; Lydia Chapter #4 O.E.S. and B.J. Young O.E.S. Youth Advisor; 4-H Club Advisor; McIntosh County School System Mentor; Golden Girls Caregiver; Optimist Club; Kiwanis Club; McIntosh SEED; McIntosh County NAACP; American Red Cross Blood Drive; and Lower Altamaha Historical Society.  The wife of George Willie Moore, Sr., they have three children, five grandchildren and a great granddaughter. She is Clerk and member of the St. John Baptist Church.
Jim Morrison McIntosh Director Jim Morrison of Darien is McIntosh County’s Liaison to the Georgia Department of Trans-portation for construction of the Highlander Trail, a 7.3-mile Coastal Georgia Greenway that connects the Fort King George State Historic Site in Darien with the Sapelo Island Ferry Dock at Meridian along State Route 99. He is past Flotilla Commander and current boating instructor of the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary’s St. Simons Island Flotilla;former Chief of Information and Education of the Georgia State Game and Fish Commission; Assistant Director of Education of the Georgia Conservancy, Information Officer of the U.S. Interior Department’s Bureau of Outdoor Recreation; and Executive Director of the Georgia Wildlife Federation. The National Wildlife Federation named him “Conser-vationist of the Year”.  He is married to Nina and leads local history tours.
Al Williams Georgia Representative
Liberty Director
Representative Al Williams, a devoted family man and church leader, is a military veteran, businessman, and State Represen-tative of House District 165 since 2003, when he became the first African American from his home county to be so elected since Re- construction. His House of Representatives committee appointments include Economic Development and Tourism, State Institutions and Property; Game, Fish and Parks. Other active memberships include the National Association of State Legislators; National Association of Black State Legislators;         Georgia Association of Black Elected Officials; Liberty County Development Authority; Dorchester Improvement Association; Georgia Historical Society, Liberty County Chamber of Commerce; NAACP; Board of Directors, Coastal Area Support Team.  A lifelong Democrat with extensive experience in national, state and local campaigns; he is a Liberty County Democratic Committee member.
Rachel Dryden Hatcher Liberty Director Rachel Hatcher is the Transportation and Land-use Planner for the Liberty Consolidated Planning Commission in Liberty County Georgia.  She also serves as an active member of the Hinesville Design Review Board, the Liberty County Chamber of Commerce, Liberty Regional Historic Resources Committee, the Liberty County Historic Association, and as a staff member for the Liberty Regional Water Resources Council, Hinesville Area Metropolitan Planning Organization Policy and Technical Committee, Liberty Transit Steering Committee, and the Midway and Liberty County Design Review Board.  Rachel obtained a degree in Landscape Architecture from the University of Georgia, School of Environmental Design and practiced Landscape Architecture in Atlanta, Georgia with an emphasis in master planning and institutional garden design. Rachel has a strong background in preservation and environ-mental design achieving LEED-AP accreditation in 2008.  Rachel is married  to Chris and they have a new daughter, Addison Michelle.
David A. Aspinwall
Bryan Director David, a civil engineer with 38 years experience in coastal Georgia, is licensed to practice in Georgia and South Carolina.  During his time as City Engineer for Richmond Hill, he designed the paving for the Coastal Georgia Greenway trail in J.F. Gregory Park.  A graduate from the University of Georgia with a Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Engineering, he is a civic leader in Richmond Hill with past service as President of the Savannah Chapter of the Georgia Society of Professional Engineers, President of the Exchange Club of Richmond Hill, Chairman of the Richmond Hill-Bryan County Chamber of Commerce, and has served on the Relay for Life planning committee of Richmond Hill for 12 years and as its chair one year.  He enjoys all outdoor activities and with his wife, Eloise, has one son, Wesley.
Susan Jaycox Chatham Director Susan, an avid cyclist with nearly 20 years of riding experience, lives and works in Savannah .  She enjoys bicycling for both pleasure and fitness as a member of the Coastal Bicycle Touring Club; the Savannah Wheelmen, (presently on its board and she participates with the Nestor Cup Racing Series as a volunteer); and the Savannah Bicycle Cam- paign. She has ridden thousands of miles a year in multiple states for pleasure and causes.  As a graduate of University of Southeast Missouri State University and Univer- sity of Evansville with a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing, she is a Registered Nurse of 35 years, employed as the Director of Nursing with Riverview Health & Rehabilitation Center in Savannah. Health and fitness is a priority not just for her but for the population she serves.
Jo Claire Hickson Chatham Director Affiliated with the Coastal Georgia Greenway since 1997, Jo Claire raised over $3 million for trail development in Georgia’s six coastal counties. A retired landscape architect, with over 29 years of professional experience, Ms. Hickson graduated from the University of Georgia School of Environmental Design in 1975.  She is a registered landscape architect in South Carolina and Georgia.  Married to Dr. Harry T. Hickson, DMD, she lives in Savannah, Georgia.