Amy Carter has worked in the Green Industry for over thirty years. She earned a B. S. degree in Plant Sciences from Clemson University. Amy was Estate Manager at Seaside Farms in Mt. Pleasant, S.C. and Landscape Superintendent at Dataw Island, Beaufort, S.C. before returning to her home state of Georgia. She was awarded a Certificate of Merit from the Garden Club of Georgia for outstanding contributions in 2003. Carter is a Georgia Certified Landscape Professional, recently retired from the University of Georgia, Tifton Campus where she was the supervisor for Landscape and Grounds.



Allie Snyder and Lisa Giencke, Plant Ecology, The Jones Center at Ichauway

Allie joined the Plant Ecology lab in 2021. She earned her B.S. and M.S. in Biological Science from Florida State University in Tallahassee, FL. She is interested in the relationship between fire and plant biodiversity, plant-insect interactions, and how these relate in the longleaf pine ecosystem.




Lisa joined the Plant Ecology lab in 2011. She has a B.A. in Biology from UNC – Chapel Hill and an M.S. in Environmental and Forest Biology from the SUNY-ESF in Syracuse, NY. Her interests include patterns of plant diversity in the longleaf pine ecosystem, including fire effects, endangered species management, and restoration.




Mary Beth Cary, Co-Chair of Monarchs Across Ga, began learning about environmental education in 1995 after being charged with developing an outdoor classroom at Worth County Primary School. She spent 20 years developing content knowledge, lesson development, best practices, and growing native plants for outdoor education. She earned a bachelor’s degree in home economics and journalism from UGA, M.Ed. in elementary education from GSW, and Ed. Leadership from Valdosta State.
She was certified as an Environmental Educator and qualified for National Board Certification in 2005. When she retired in 2015, she began fulfilling her plan to volunteer with Monarchs Across Georgia.
















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