Andrew Wunderley

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

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.

Cheryl Carmack

Cheryl Carmack: Program Director

With a keen eye for detail and a love for science, Cheryl Carmack directs Charleston Waterkeeper’s science and habitat restoration programs. Cheryl oversees all 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.

Britney Prebis: Community Science Manager

Britney serves as Charleston Waterkeeper’s Community Science Manager. Passionate about connecting the community of Charleston to their waterways, Britney manages Charleston Waterkeeper’s Creek Watcher and Microplastic Monitoring water quality programs.

Britney joined Charleston Waterkeeper in 2022 as an intern while earning her Master of Science in Environmental and Sustainability Studies degree at the College of Charleston. Working with College’s Department of Geology and Environmental Geosciences, she developed Charleston Waterkeeper’s microplastics monitoring program – the first community science program of its kind looking at microplastics concentrations in the Charleston Harbor watershed.

Hailing from the suburbs of Chicago, before moving to Charleston Britney’s love for water brought her to Florida Gulf Coast University where she earned her Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Science. There she undertook a variety of water quality research projects, including the first study to quantify microplastic concentrations in the Southwest Florida region.

When she’s not counting microplastics, catch Britney enjoying the water from her kayak, enjoying Charleston’s music scene at a concert, or hanging with her dogs on Folly Beach.

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