Staff

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. Corey can be reached at 570.478.1317 or at cellison@susquehannagreenway.org.

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. in Studio Art and Creative Writing with a Classics minor, as well as an M.A. in English with a focus in Environmental Studies. 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, biking, kayaking, landscape painting, reading, and travel writing. 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 and cultural landscapes of wherever she is. Her time at SGP has shown her that these things also exist right in our own backyard in the beautiful Susquehanna Valley. She looks forward to seeing how the Greenway will continue to feed these interests, and how her own experiences will serve the continued growth and development of SGP. Alana can be reached at 570.360.5199 or ajajko@susquehannagreenway.org

Sam Keller - Associate Greenway Coordinator
Sam joined the Susquehanna Greenway Partnership in 2019 as the STEP AmeriCorps Susquehanna and Greenway Trails Assistant. He graduated from Susquehanna University with a B.S. in Biology and a minor in Environmental Studies. Sam was previously an intern with SGP during the summer of 2018, when he first learned about the Susquehanna Greenway.  During his spare time, he enjoys biking, walking, reading, and spending time with family. Sam is passionate about conservation and sustainability and is excited to continue assisting the Greenway as the Associate Greenway Coordinator. Sam can be reached at 570.360.9539 or sjkeller@susquehannagreenway.org

Christine Tamburri - STEP AmeriCorps; Susquehanna Greenway & Trails Assistant
Christine joined SGP in 2020 as the STEP AmeriCorps Susquehanna Greenway & Trails Assistant. She graduated from Penn State University with a B.S. in Geosciences and during her time there, she gained extensive experience working in the outdoor industry. Christine played a role in building the first university-sanctioned SCUBA trip program at Penn State, she facilitated experiences on a high ropes course, she worked at an on-campus climbing wall, and she served as President of the Nittany Divers SCUBA Club. Although diving is her favorite recreational activity, Christine also enjoys hiking, biking, and kayaking. With her remaining spare time, she enjoys researching the history of Raystown Lake, specifically the old hydroelectric facility that was built in 1911 and now sits 140’ under the surface of the water. Christine can be reached at 412-251-8599 or ctamburri@susquehannagreenway.org.

Anna Jordan - STEP AmeriCorps; Communications & Outreach Assistant
Anna joined the Susquehanna Greenway Partnership in 2020 as the STEP Americorps Communications and Outreach Assistant. She graduated from Colby College in 2019 with a degree in Environmental Science and a concentration in Marine Science. During her time in Pennsylvania and Maine, Anna has worked to better understand the relationship between people and the land in which they live. She is especially interested in studying the early and recent history of local Indigenous peoples, and believes it is important to acknowledge this history when experiencing natural spaces today. Originally from Lewisburg, Anna has a real love for the Susquehanna Valley. She is excited to facilitate connection between the community and the land, and increase awareness of the opportunities the Susquehanna River offers. In her spare time, she enjoys hiking, writing music, and hopes to someday know how to swing dance. Anna can be reached at (570) 397-0092 or ajordan@susquehannagreenway.org

Kali Morgia - Fall 2020 Media & Communications Intern
Kali joined the Susquehanna Greenway Partnership in 2020 as the Media & Communications Intern. Kali is currently in her final year at Bloomsburg University, majoring in Mass Communications, as well as Theatre Arts. While at Bloomsburg University, she has been involved in several extra-curricular activities, including the school newspaper, The Voice, as well as being the Public Relations and Marketing chair for the BU Players, an organization dedicated to promoting interest in the dramatic arts. Kali enjoys kayaking, hiking, and anything to do with outdoors. Kali can be reached at (610) 730-1018 or at kmorgia@susquhannagreenway.org.