Tonya grew up near the banks in Hephzibah, Georgia, where her love and passion for the Savannah River began at a young age. Her career as a water conservation activist began in 2007, when she became the Development Director for the Savannah Riverkeeper. She also served as the Georgia Field Representative for Oceana's campaign to convince Olin Corporation to convert to a more efficient and - most importantly - mercury-free process. Tonya received a Bachelor's degree in Marketing from Augusta State University and her extensive knowledge of the River makes her an invaluable part of the Riverkeeper team.
Marisa grew up in Carrollton, Georgia, where she graduated from Central High School in 2002, she moved to Augusta shortly thereafter to pursue her degree in biology. Science and the outdoors have always been an integral part of Marisa's life, through invaluable research experiences at Augusta State University her love for the environment strengthened. Marisa received a Bachelor's degree in Biology from ASU and still continues her research with their Science Department. Marisa joined the Savannah Riverkeeper as an intern and now serves as the Program Director.
Marci Cannon Development Director
Marci has multiple years of experience with Non-Profit Fundraising and campaign administration through a variety of organizations. Marci is involved in her community and strives to make the community a better place. She has a vested interest in Georgia and South Carolina and its land and waterways. She is a creative and solution oriented hard working professional. Marci has a background in real estate and business development. She is involved in the Augusta Striders and TriAugusta Triathlon Club. She has completed multiple endurance events. Originally from Texas, Marci grew up in Augusta where she currently lives with her husband, 3 children and a variety of animals including, urban chickens and Italian honeybees. Email Marci email@example.com
Si-Long Chen (a.k.a. Fox) Communications Intern
Si-Long was born in Taipei, Taiwan and arrived in the U.S in 2006 to begin her education at Lakeside High School. In May she expects to graduate, majoring in Communications and Professional Writing with a minor in Fine Arts. Along with being a great addition to the SRK, Si-Long has also interned with the Chinese Montessori Foundation and the Augusta Chronicle. Si-Long was drawn to the SRK because she enjoys working with people and is very much a environmental enthusiast.
Frank Carl, P.H.D. Science Advisor
Dr. Frank Carl was the original founder and Riverkeeper for Savannah Riverkeeper from its inception in 2001 until he retired in 2009. Frank also served as a member of the Board of Directors and has been a vital part of this organization's success. Now, Frank serves as the SRK Science Advisor, and provides assistance with river issues and other ecological problems. Frank obtained a PhD in Biochemistry from the University of Wyoming in 1972.