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PAL hires director of operations/dog behaviorist

Palmetto Animal League is excited to announce that Kevin McHale has joined the PAL team as Director of Operations/ Dog Behaviorist. Kevin brings a unique and exciting skill set to the PAL team, PAL animals, PAL families, and our community. His dedicated involvement will help PAL achieve its mission of being a truly progressive adoption facility. He has extensive experience in organizational management and is a highly respected dog behaviorist throughout the lowcountry and surrounding areas.

As an experienced and committed manager, Kevin brings to PAL his keen ability to streamline day-to-day operations, which empowers staff to create a more efficient and balanced environment for themselves, volunteers, adopters and the animals. In addition to his management experience, Kevin’s expertise in dog psychology is an invaluable contribution to PAL: Kevin specializes not only in educating human handlers with basic dog psychology practices, but also in rehabilitating dogs with issues that, without help, would normally be deemed “unadoptable” — such as fear, aggression and anxiety.  With a dog behaviorist on staff as Director of Operations, PAL will now be able to offer an enhanced environment that is beneficial for all dogs who come through the doors, and will be able to offer new programs to educate and guide staff, volunteers, adopters and the public on a consistent basis.

Open Land Trust hires new stewardship director 

The Beaufort County Open Land Trust is excited to welcome Lisa Lord as its new Stewardship Director. Mrs. Lord joins the team after five years at the South Carolina Chapter of The Nature Conservancy managing an extensive conservation easement program and several conservancy preserves that protected and/or restored unique and extraordinary habitats.

Prior to working at The Nature Conservancy, she worked as the grounds manager and naturalist at Yeamans Hall and gained a wide variety of practical experience in wildlife and forest management.

Mrs. Lord received her Bachelor of Science in Wildlife Management and Master of Education in Biology from Auburn University. She is an avid butterflier, and has a passion for the landscape of the Lowcountry and working with private landowners on natural resource issues.

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