Staff and Board

True Champions of Trees

Achieving the mission of TreesCharlotte requires a collaborative effort of volunteers, partners and sponsors. In addition to this incredible support team, TreesCharlotte is anchored by a staff and founding board that work tirelessly to make the TreesCharlotte vision a reality.

The TreesCharlotte Board provides strategic oversight and counsel for the overall efforts of TreesCharlotte. In this capacity, the Board serves as fiduciary for TreesCharlotte by raising private capital, establishing contracts with partnering non-profits, and supporting efforts to coordinate volunteer plantings, public education initiatives and general awareness campaigns, as well as guiding the work of the Executive Director.


TreesCharlotte Board of Directors


  • Thruston Morton
    Chair
    Founder, Global Endowment Management
  • Robert A. Bartlett
    Chairman and CEO, Bartlett Tree Experts
  • Sam Bowles
    Managing Director, New Republic Capital
  • Peggy Brookhouse
    Founder, Brookhouse
  • Tracy Dodson
    Assistant City Manager, City of Charlotte
  • Kodwo Ghartey-Tagoe
    Executive Vice President, Chief Legal Officer and Corporate Secretary, Duke Energy
  • Mary N. Hall, M.D.
    Chief Academic Officer and Senior Vice President of Medical Education, Atrium Health
  • Rob Harrington
    Attorney at Law, Robinson, Bradshaw, and Hinson, P.A.
  • Paul Kardous
    President, Row
  • Susan McDonough
    Civic Leader
  • Susan McKeithen
    Civic Leader
  • John Petrone
    President, SouthWood Corporation
  • Stoney Sellars
    President and CEO, StoneLaurel
  • Chris Thomas
    Partner, Childress Klein

Meet Our Staff

Jane Singleton Myers
Executive Director
Jane Singleton Myers
Executive Director

704-999-0671
jane@treescharlotte.org

Contact me for: All things TreeCharlotte

Favorite Tree: Weeping Willow (or Magnolia – can’t decide…!)

Heike Biller
Business Director
Heike Biller
Business Director

704-999-2699
heike@treescharlotte.org

Zack Agerton
Events Coordinator
Zack Agerton
Events Coordinator

678-936-2283
zack@treescharlotte.org

Contact me for : Event and volunteering information

Favorite tree: Weeping Willow. When I was a child, there was a beautiful Weeping Willow in the middle of a pond near my house and something about just spoke to me. To this day these trees provide me with a warm feeling of nostalgia.

Kate Bolkin
Community Arborist
Kate Bolkin
Community Arborist

704-336-8141
kate@treescharlotte.org

Contact me for: Tree questions and educational opportunities

Favorite Tree: Anything native and pollinator-friendly!

Beth Brodie
Development Manager
Beth Brodie
Development Manager

704-293-4462
beth@treescharlotte.org

Contact me for: Corporate/Foundation/Individual Giving Opportunities

Favorite Tree: River Birch for its unusual bark, the shade it provides and beautiful yellow fall leaves.

Rooty
Our mighty mascot
Rooty
Our mighty mascot

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