Meet the Staff
Kristin Williams assumed the role of Executive Director of the Beaufort County Open Land Trust in January 2018. Kristin brings with her 10 years of experience as the Executive Director of a conservation organization, Friends of the Environment located in Abaco, Bahamas. Kristin has a track record of success in program development, partnership expansion and campaign management. A native of the Bahamas, Kristin attended the College of Charleston where she met her husband, Charleston native Lloyd Williams IV. The couple lives in Beaufort with their 2 children Gray and Ford.
Director of Land Protection
Attorney Barbara Holmes joined the Open Land Trust as Director of Land Protection in July 2017. She administers Beaufort County’s Rural and Critical Land Preservation Program and works with landowners, partners and stakeholders to identify easement or fee acquisition priorities and opportunities for the Trust. She gained a passion for land conservation while serving as staff attorney for Lowcountry Land Trust in Charleston from 2008 to 2017. In her spare time she is a dedicated volunteer at the Avian Conservation Center in Awendaw, SC.
Debbie Quirin was raised in Beaufort and has lived here for over 50 years. Before coming to the Trust, she took an early retirement from Wachovia Bank as a Business Customer Representative. She has been married for almost 40 years and has two sons. Her husband, Dennis, is self-employed in the Residential/Commercial Heating/Air & Electrical Service industry. "I love my community and the Trust and have been with them since May 2003."