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Davis and Knapp Join Consortium Staff

Dec 8, 2018 | News

Davis.The S.C. Sea Grant Consortium has two new staff members – Human Resources Manager Marlena Davis and Coastal Resilience Specialist Landon Knapp.

Davis has 15 years of experience in the human resources field in the health care, education, and hospitality industries. She also has worked as an airline customer service representative and as a music teacher in schools.

Davis grew up in Charleston and earned a bachelor’s degree in music at Furman University. She provides music instruction, specifically in strings, for youngsters and adults at Charleston’s Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church, where she is active in the women’s ministry and leads the Praise Dance team.

Photo of Marlena Davis by Susan Ferris Hill, S.C. Sea Grant Consortium.

Knapp.Knapp has more than 10 years of experience in coastal environmental science and management, including time with a nonprofit, in a biological laboratory, and doing research work with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Most recently, he was a project manager with the S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control’s Office of Ocean and Coastal Resource Management.

Knapp earned a B.S. from Old Dominion University in Virginia and both Master of Public Administration and M.S. in Environmental Studies degrees from the College of Charleston. His thesis work focused on analyzing the relationships between environmental quality, biodiversity, and stakeholder value for a National Estuarine Research Reserve site. In his new role, Knapp will provide hands-on operational and technical support to coastal communities, resource managers, and interest groups to foster coastal community resilience.

Photo of Landon Knapp by Susan Ferris Hill, S.C. Sea Grant Consortium.