Increasing professional knowledge and competence through research, education, scholarships, publications and expositions
To service our membership by increasing professional knowledge and competence through research, educational programs, scholarships, grants, publications, industry-wide expositions, and similar related activities.
Board of Directors
Liz Gilland- President (2014): Liz is the Urban Forester for the City of Camden. She was employed with the SC Forestry Commission for 18 years prior, most recently serving as the State Community Forestry Program Coordinator. Liz holds a BS in Forestry Resource Management from Virginia Tech. She is a SC Registered Forester and an ISA Certified Arborist and she has a passion for educating people about trees. In addition to being an SCLTA member, she is also member of Trees SC, the International Society of Arboriculture and the Society of Municipal Arborists. She is married and enjoys being outside and kayaking throughout the year.
Miles Graves – Vice President (2014): Miles is a Horticulturist and received his B.S. from Clemson University in 2003. He is currently a Senior Account Supervisor for The Greenery Inc. In his current role, Miles’ main responsibilities include managing the maintenance personnel for Palmetto Bluff, Sun City Hilton Head and Hampton Hall, designing landscape improvements and assisting in company operations. These duties use his training as a Certified Landscape Technician (CLT) and a South Carolina Commercial Certified Pesticide Applicator. Miles is very active at his place of worship and believes that honesty, patience and personal responsibility are all critical virtues.
David Park- Secretary (2014): David is employed with W.P. Law, Inc. in Lexington, SC. W.P. Law is a design/engineering firm that sells irrigation, fountains and pumping systems. He holds an Associate Degree in Agricultural Science/Forestry from Horry- Georgetown Technical College. David is married to Jane and they have two sons.
Hank Kerfoot- Treasurer (2014): Founder and president of Modern Turf, a state of the art turfgrass production facility in Rembert, SC, Hank has been in the turf business for over 30 years. He received his formal training at Lake City Community College in Lake City, Florida. On the way to receiving his degree in Golf Course Opera