Our Staff

Emily Markesteyn

Emily Markesteyn

Executive Director
As the Ogeechee Riverkeeper, Emily serves as the public advocate for the river and the citizens who live and recreate in the Ogeechee River basin. She is responsible for education, monitoring and advocacy activities to promote clean water quality.

Board of Directors

Dr. Keith Seibert, Chair

Pediatric Physician in Richmond Hill

Mr. Mike English, Vice Chair

Senior Vice President for the Coastal Market of Queensborough Bank in Savannah

Mr. Mark Dallas, Secretary

Retired English Professor (East Georgia State College) in Statesboro

Mrs. Emelyn Hunter, Treasurer

Certified Public Accountant in Sylvania

Mr. Charles Lewis, At-Large

Retired Naval Officer and Teacher in Louisville

Ms. Kirsten Parent, At-Large

Energy Inside Sales with Chatham Steel in Savannah

Mr. Francis Allen, Director

Retired Attorney and Community Activist in Savannah

Mrs. Jamie Smith Arkins, Director

Human Resources Associate for Coastal Home Care & Altrus, Inc in Savannah

Dr. Gregory Brock, Director

Economics professor at Georgia Southern University in Statesboro

Mr. Tim Goodson, Director

Master Craftsman, Woodworker and Cabinetmaker in Wadley

Mr. Larry Hodges, Director

Trust Forester at Queensborough National Bank & Trust in Louisville

Mrs. Lind Hollingsworth, Director

Painter and Art Teacher at the Studio School in Savannah

Mrs. Donna Love, Director

Co-owner of Love’s Seafood Restaurant in Savannah

Mr. Clay Mobley, Director

Account Executive with Optimum Water Solutions in Savannah

Mr. Don Stack, Director

Attorney with Stack & Associates in Atlanta/Savannah

Mrs. Virginia Anne Franklin Waters, Director

Executive Director of Bulloch County Historical Society in Statesboro/Metter

Mr. Jeffrey Williamson, Director

Founder of J. L. Williamson Law Group, LLC in Pembroke/Savannah