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Amanda Mathis

Amanda Mathis

E: amanda@spartanburgconservation.org

Executive Director

Amanda Mathis recently joined Spartanburg Area Conservancy as executive director in August 2020 after leaving her role as Marketing and Development Officer for Crosby Scholars, one of the nation's oldest college access programs. Before leaving for Winston-Salem, Amanda was the executive director of Christmas In Action-Spartanburg and the economic and development coordinator and communications and marketing specialist with the City of Spartanburg. A graduate of both USC and Clemson, Amanda has an undergraduate degree in public relations from the University of South Carolina and a Master in Public Administration. She is a graduate of Leadership Spartanburg, Leadership Winston-Salem, and is a United Way of the Piedmont Fellows graduate.
Amanda is the current member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals, Delta Zeta Sorority, and the Junior League. Past board and committee experience includes Leadership Spartanburg and Leadership Winston-Salem alumni boards, Healthy Smiles of Spartanburg, Delta Zeta Sorority Alumni Leadership, The Children's Shelter of the Upstate, Hatcher Garden Twilight in the Garden, Boys and Girls Club, Carolina Miracle League, Glenn Springs Academy Junior Patron Society, and the United Way of the Piedmont Community Investment Council.  Amanda was recognized in 2007 as Who's Next - Greenville's Top 40 of the Upstate, 2010 as the Business and Professional Women of South Carolina Young Careerist and in 2014 as the Spartanburg Magazine's Future Leaders along with her husband, Lenny Mathis.
Amanda recently moved back to Spartanburg, SC this summer with her husband and three children.
Why conserve land?

Why conserve land?

Our natural places and working lands are part of our character as a community. Through thoughtful conservation, we can keep Spartanburg wild while continuing to grow and thrive. Learn more about how SPACE works.

Take a hike, Spartanburg!

Take a hike, Spartanburg!

Cottonwood Trail

Covers a 1.5 mile stretch of Lawson’s Fork Creek and several feeder streams.

Glendale Shoals Preserve

Located at the old Glendale Mill on Lawson’s Fork Creek.

Upper Chinquapin Greenway

Located on the headwaters of the Chinquapin Creek across from the Milliken Research Center.

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