Lindsay Burnett, President
Lindsay has been a member of the Bluffton community since 1994 and a Lowcountry resident since 1981, she has four children who were born and raised here, along with a father who lives on Hilton Head. Lindsay is Co Owner of Palm Key Catering with her partner Brentt Toole, she also holds the "Steward" position at the Yacht Club of Hilton Head. Lindsay has been on the board of the Farmers Market of Bluffton since inception, first as a board member, then its Secretary, and President, throughout she has been instrumental to its growth and development. Lindsay holds a passion for the beautiful Lowcountry and it's people, and currently resides on the banks of our breathtaking May River tending to her flock of chickens. Lindsay is a graduate of Bay Path College.
Margie is a relative newcomer to the Lowcountry but is true southerner having grown up in Kennesaw Georgia. Margie has been in the technology arena for over 25 years, including executive positions with AT&T, Global One and most recently with a successful Internet company in Silicon Valley. With these positions, she has lived most everywhere including Atlanta, Tampa, Raleigh, New Jersey, Washington DC and San Francisco. She holds a BA from Kennesaw State and an MBA from Emory University in Atlanta. Margie is a true cooking enthusiast, traveling worldwide to pursue this passion. Margie also enjoys shooting, sports, fishing, boating and the outdoors in general. She resides happily in Bluffton SC.
Preston Ketchum, Director
Cheryl Metz, Director
Rudy Milton, Director
Rudy is originally from Charleston, SC however she moved to the Lowcountry in 1991 and is a graduate from Hilton Head High School Class of 1999. Rudy loves to shop, travel, spend time with her family, and is a huge Dallas Cowboys fan. She enjoys organic food and oils and helping others how to live a healthy lifestyle. She must be doing something right as Rudy lost over 25 pounds through exercise and eating right. Rudy resides in Hilton Head and has a fourteen year old son named Dominique.
Karen Rhodes, Director
Karen moved to Bluffton from Raleigh, NC, in 2010. She lived in South Carolina the first 22 years of her life (about half of that in Charleston) before marrying her husband Milt and moving to Buffalo, NY, then back to Charleston, then Raleigh, then Miami, then back to Raleigh. Her background is mostly in magazine editing, and she currently works in documentation management. In Raleigh, she worked for the Center for Environmental Farming Systems and its NC 10 Percent local foods campaign. She occasionally joins Crop Mob Savannah events and loves restaurants serving local foods. She and Milt have two teenage daughters, two 6-year-old Labrador retrievers, and a “beginner” backyard garden. Karen has a B.A. in English from the College of Charleston; a B.S. in nursing and post-baccalaureate Certificate in Technology and Communication from UNC-Chapel Hill; and an M.S. in technical communication from NC State University.