Board and Staff

Jackie Soladay, Board Member

Jackie is an experienced leader as the president of Paris Mountain Marketing and owner of Old Oak Gallery in Greenville, SC with demonstrated excellence in marketing-to-sales conversion strategies and advertising. She's skilled in Business Development, Strategic Vision, Marketing, and Project Management, and holds two Bachelors degrees in Speech Communication and Sociology from the University of Georgia. She's excels in Food & Beverage, Hospitality, and Entertainment marketing as well as outdoor recreation storytelling activations and vertical integrations. She enjoys board-level partnerships, civic duty, and life-long learning opportunities.

She's passionate about regenerative agriculture, restorative land management, and the natural world. She’s currently pursuing her Native Plant certification from Clemson University and also maintains a seat on the Accommodations Tax Board for Pickens County.

She's a former internationally ranked collegiate swimmer at the University of Georgia and resides in Dacusville with her 2 children and spouse Roddy Pick on their 140 acre farm, Kingbird Pastures.

Q&A WITH jackie

Q: What is your favorite outdoor activity (and local park, trail, etc.)?  

A:  My favorite outdoor activity involves anything with fresh water: walking the creek on our farm in Dacusville, boat days at Lake Jocassee, or waterfall hikes in Brevard.

Q: What is your favorite native plant?  

A:  There’s no way I could ever pick one native plant so my favorite native tree is the Fraser Magnolia, favorite shrub is Carolina Allspice, and my favorite native plant is the Joe Pye Weed.

Q: How did you get involved with the FoRR organization?  

A:  I got involved with FoRR because our beautiful waterway needs human care and attention. It’s been used and abused for over a century, and I have the capacity to help preserve, protect, and advocate for its health and well-being. That’s important to me for my children, my community, and my state.

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