Our Staff

Simona Perry

Simona Perry

Riverkeeper & Executive Director
Dr. Simona Perry’s roots in southeast Georgia are deep and strong. She is a fifth generation Savannah native and seventh generation descendant of Effingham County Salzburger families. She grew up underneath her maternal grandparents pecan and pine trees, listening to stories from her father’s fishing expeditions, and coming of age in the salt marsh creeks...
Jenn West

Jenn West

Director of Operations & Special Projects
Jenn grew up in Texas to parents who fostered her love of the environment from an early age. After college at Pomona College in Southern California, she found her way to Savannah in 2002. The land, water, and people of Georgia all contributed to making coastal Georgia her adopted home. Her path to Ogeechee Riverkeeper...
Luke Roberson

Luke Roberson

Outreach and Water Quality Specialist
Born in Elizabethtown, Kentucky, Luke has taken a long and winding path to Savannah.  He grew up fishing, hunting, and exploring the forests and rivers of central kentucky, fostering a love of the outdoors.  He graduated with a graphic design degree from the University of Kentucky, but found himself confined to a desk.  He struck...

Board of Directors

Ms. Kirsten Parent, Chair

Energy Inside Sales with Chatham Steel in Savannah

Mr. Jeffrey Williamson, Vice Chair

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

Mr. Mark Dallas, Secretary

Retired English Professor (East Georgia State College) in Statesboro

Dr. Gregory Brock, Treasurer

Economics professor at Georgia Southern University in Statesboro

Mrs. Jamie Smith Arkins, Director

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

Mr. Tim Goodson, Director

Master Craftsman, Woodworker and Cabinetmaker in Wadley

Ms. Ann Hartzell, Director

Community Activist in Savannah

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