KSB’s Newest Board Members

Keep Smyrna Beautiful recently welcomed four new members to its Board of Directors–Chris Knight, Hilary Scott, Olivia “Liv” Wise, and Trevour Kelleher.

The KSB Board is made up of volunteers from the community, who generously devote their time to lead the organization. In addition to their governance work, they also devote hours of time to ongoing KSB programming.

Keep reading to learn more about the newest KSB board members!

Pictured above (L to R): Hilary Scott, Karleen McNabb (KSB Board Vice-Chair), Phyllis Owens (KSB Board Chair), Julie Barwig (KSB Executive Director), Chris Knight, and Olivia Wise at the May board orientation.

 

Trevour Kelleher

Q: What is your favorite thing about Smyrna?

A:  So many things to do (hiking, dining, nearby breweries)!

Q: What are you most excited to work on as a KSB board member?

A:  Improving our recycling behaviors and finding new ways to green our community.

Trevour Kelleher joined the KSB Board of Directors in 2023 as an at-large member. He is recently retired after 30 years leading R&D organizations around the world at Coca-Cola, Mondelez, Cadbury, and Procter & Gamble. He is devoting more time to nonprofit organizations and consulting to sustainable agriculture projects. After living in various locations from Kansas to Texas to Ohio then New Jersey with a 7-year stint in Singapore, he and his wife, Carrie, were delighted to settle in Smyrna in 2021 to finally be near family. He enjoys the hiking, dining, and, as an avid homebrewer, proximity to breweries.  Trevour joined KSB to help improve our recycling behaviors for a sustainable future and find new ways to beautify our lovely community. Trevour has chemical engineering degrees from the University of Kansas (BS) and the University of Texas at Austin (MS).

 

Chris Knight

Q: What is your favorite thing about Smyrna?

A:  I enjoy how Smyrna is maintaining its sense of community even as it grows.

Q: What are you most excited to work on as a KSB board member?

A: I’m most excited to promote recycling and healthier environmental practices in Smyrna.

 Chris Knight has been serving on the KSB Board of Directors as an at-large member since April 2023. He is involved with KSB because he is passionate about working toward a cleaner environment and an even greener Smyrna. Chris is a senior vice president of analytics & innovation in the risk management industry. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics and a Master of Science in Applied Statistics.

 

Hilary Scott

Q: What is your favorite thing about Smyrna?

A:  My neighborhood and walkability. I can walk to downtown shops, yoga, the grocery store, the coffee shop, and more. It’s easy to get around and everything is so convenient. 

Q: What are you most excited to work on as a KSB board member?

A: I want the community to be aware of how they can get involved and how they can make a difference, or become ambassadors in their own way. 

Hilary Scott is an at-large member joining the board in 2023. She is a Georgia Tech grad who has worked in the tech industry for over 10 years and is currently a product manager. She enjoys volunteering with KSB and the Grady Fresh Food Cart program, as well as any opportunities that involve plants and landscaping. In her spare time, she enjoys tennis, hiking, cycling, cooking, doing agility with her dogs, and hot yoga.

 

Olivia “Liv” Wise

Q: What is your favorite thing about Smyrna?

A: A demographic diversity that mirrors Atlanta’s. 

Q: What are you most excited to work on as a KSB board member?

A: Fundraising, educational programming, and (hopefully) comprehensive composting.

Olivia Wise was raised in a big, blended family in Lawrenceville and spent their childhood learning about the natural world, music, writing, and sports. After graduating from Emory University, they worked as the site director of a national AmeriCorps organization and loved every minute of it. They then briefly worked as an admissions advisor while earning an MBA in Organizational Leadership at night. In 2018, they moved into accounting and customer information at McMaster-Carr, an international eCommerce company that specializes in industrial supplies. Outside of work, they enjoy spending time with their wife, family, and friends. They also LOVE to cook, garden, paint, forage, and build things with their hands. Their dream is to create a community supper club featuring food they grow themselves so people from all walks of life can connect through food. Curiosity, compassion, and humor are at the center of who they are, and they are so grateful to be a steward of the Earth in Smyrna.

 

 

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