Our Team

Corey (BeVier) Ellison

Executive Director

Corey joined SGP in 2016 and was promoted to Executive Director in 2018. Corey will be working with staff and the Board of Directors to advance the mission and vision of the Susquehanna Greenway Partnership. She will also oversee the development of a new strategic plan to guide SGP in its second decade of work. She will liaison with local, county, state, and federal officials and agencies, as well as other partner organizations on developing a 500-mile greenway of land and water trails throughout Pennsylvania and will be setting program and project development goals and priorities to make this a reality.

Corey has a B.S in Outdoor Education with a minor in psychology from Georgia College & State University. She has been working professionally in the outdoor industry since 2009 and has experience instructing and training in a broad range of activity-specific skills. Corey currently is a practicing wilderness medical instructor for Stonehearth Open Learning Opportunities (SOLO) Wilderness Medical Schools in her spare time. Through her work in outdoor programming, Corey has had the privilege of utilizing numerous greenways and blueways across the country and abroad in Australia. She knows firsthand the power that these resources hold for the community and is excited to bring her background to the partnership and continue to build upon its work of community involvement and regional greenway efforts.

Alana Jajko

Director of Communications & Outreach

Alana joined the Susquehanna Greenway Partnership in 2018 and was promoted to Director of Communications & Outreach in 2019. Her work is focused on promoting trails and communities within our vibrant and connected Susquehanna Greenway, so that communities in our region can enjoy opportunities to engage with the outdoors. A graduate of Bucknell University in Lewisburg, PA, Alana received a B.A. and M.A. before joining SGP. One of Alana’s earlier endeavors was as project manager for a PBS documentary series entitled “Stories of the Susquehanna Valley.” The narratives of this series allowed her to make connections from one river town to another, sparking a desire to become more involved in communities along the shared waterway. SGP has become an avenue for her to do just that.

In her spare time, Alana enjoys hiking, kayaking, painting, reading, collecting tea, and traveling. During her travels, both in the U.S. and abroad, she’s always on the lookout for ways to get outside and bask in the natural surroundings. Her time at SGP has shown her that these things also exist right in our own backyard in the beautiful Susquehanna Valley. She loves how the Greenway can feed these interests, and how her own experiences can serve the continued growth and development of SGP.

Poppy Breining

Program Manager for Trails & Recreation

Poppy joined the Susquehanna Greenway Partnership in 2022. Her position in SGP’s Trails Program area involves implementing and supporting programs, projects, and planning efforts to improve, expand, and create trails and outdoor recreation opportunities throughout the Susquehanna Greenway within Pennsylvania. In collaborating with local and state trail partners, nonprofits, and government entities, Poppy will further advance trail use and development including non-motorized transportation, water and land use and conservation, and active healthy living opportunities.

Poppy graduated from Gettysburg College with a degree in Studio Art and Philosophy with a minor in Art History. While at Gettysburg she helped to create the GRAB Program (Gettysburg Recreational Adventure Board) where she guided trips and led programs for the entire campus community. After graduating, she worked as a Wilderness Guide for several years, leading trips across the U.S. and internationally before creating the Outdoor Education and Leadership Program at Bucknell University. Before joining SGP, she had been working in Healthcare and focusing on her family. She is excited to return to outdoor recreation and bring her passion for the outdoors to people and communities throughout the Susquehanna Greenway.

Sara Maul

Administrative & Operations Assistant

Sara Maul joined Susquehanna Greenway Partnership in 2022 as the Administrative & Operations Assistant. She focuses on grant tracking, bookkeeping and general support to the Executive Director. Sara is a graduate of Paul Smith’s College and University of Massachusetts, with degrees in Hotel and Restaurant Management. She has been part of the Selin’s Grove Brewing Company since 1997. Her love of the outdoors, and most specifically kayaking the Susquehanna, led her to get involved with SGP. Sara is looking forward to being integral to the work that brings more people to enjoy and appreciate what our region has to offer. As a new member of the Selinsgrove Borough Council, she sees how local municipalities can impact the residents and the region by means of providing them with the opportunities to get outdoors. Sara can be reached at [email protected].

Natalie Miller

Media & Communications Intern

Natalie joined Susquehanna Greenway Partnership in 2023 as the Fall Media & Communications Intern. She focuses on promoting the West Branch of the Susquehanna River, as well as assisting the Director of Communications & Outreach. Natalie is currently a student at Bloomsburg University and is majoring in marketing with a minor in emergent media. She enjoys many outdoor activities, such as hiking and paddle boarding. Her favorite outdoor hobby is kayaking.