Andrew Wunderley: Executive Director & Waterkeeper
Andrew is Charleston’s Waterkeeper and serves as the eyes, ears, and voice of local waterways.
Andrew earned his J.D. cum laude from the Charleston School of Law in 2008. During law school he was a member of the Charleston Law Review and the Moot Court Board. After graduation Andrew served as law clerk to the Honorable James E. Lockemy at the South Carolina Court of Appeals and also as a Staff Attorney at the Court of Appeals.
Prior to law school, Andrew earned a Master of Science in Environmental Policy from the Graduate School at the College of Charleston. His masters research explored the role of the public trust doctrine in South Carolina’s Coastal Zone Management Plan and advocated for a more complete use of the doctrine’s authority in the regulation and management of the state’s coastal zone natural resources.
Before graduate and law school Andrew served as head coach of the Palmetto Masters Swim Team from 1997 to 2005. He coached Kathleen Wilson to a successful crossing of the English Channel in 2001 and four other marathon swims.
Andrew is a life long swimmer and surfer and has swum, surfed and paddled almost all Charleston’s local waterways. He lives on James Island with his wife and two children.
Harriott Parker: Director of Development & Stewardship
Harriott joined the Charleston Waterkeeper team to make a positive and measurable impact as the Director of Development and Stewardship. She is a proven leader in building critical partnerships through collaborative engagement and has a deep passion for helping people and businesses thrive. Harriott works strategically alongside Charleston Waterkeeper’s team to plan, build, and lead the execution of the organization’s stewardship and development work.
Harriott brings 15+ years of agile leadership, experience building collaborative partnerships, data analytics, and an impressive background in sales and marketing to the team. She is fully committed to protecting and restoring Charleston’s waterways through nurturing key partnerships and strengthening Charleston Waterkeeper’s network of support.
Having grown up in Charleston, the water has played a vital role in Harriott’s life and continues to be a large part of her family’s everyday life. Harriott is a naturalist at heart and spends the majority of her free time outdoors, on the water, boating, paddle boarding, fly fishing, swimming and exploring creeks with her husband, two boys, and rescue Springer Spaniel, Goose.
With a keen eye for detail and a love for science, Cheryl Carmack serves as Charleston Waterkeeper’s staff scientist and volunteer coordinator. Cheryl oversees the organization’s water quality monitoring programs, including the maintenance and operation of our certified laboratory–a joint initiative with the College of Charleston’s Hydrochemistry Laboratory. When Cheryl’s not in the field pulling samples or in the lab, she’s out in the community engaging with the public about water quality issues.
Cheryl joined Charleston Waterkeeper in 2012 as an intern, quickly becoming the organization’s water quality specialist. As a graduate student in the College of Charleston’s Masters of Environmental Studies Program, Cheryl helped lead the establishment of Charleston Waterkeeper’s first water quality monitoring program. She earned her Master’s degree from the College of Charleston in 2014 and joined the Charleston Waterkeeper team full time.
Before moving to Charleston, Cheryl earned her Bachelor’s degree in Biology from the University of Alabama at Birmingham and worked at the university as a researcher for a few years in the Biology department.
Cheryl loves getting her feet dirty and collecting weird finds from marsh cleanups.
Meredith Lewis: Pumpout Captain
Captain Meredith Lewis is manages Charleston Waterkeeper’s Mobile Pumpout Program and our pumpout boat the Number 2. Meredith holds a 25 ton United States Coast Guard Master Captain’s License. Over the last several years she has logged hundreds of hours on various vessels including several luxury yachts. Hailing from Salisbury, Maryland, a town settled to be an outpost for Lord Baltimore in 1732, because it was the only navigable waterway leading to the Chesapeake Bay, Meredith was destined to love the water. She has spent most of her life on and around boats with her family. She is proud to continue that tradition with Charleston Waterkeeper and contribute to the conservation of Charleston’s local waterways.