Elachee Names New Trustees

Bonelli and Bruner Join the Elachee Board of Trustees

Elachee Nature Science Center seated its 2019 Board of Trustees at the leadership team’s January meeting. 

“I’m pleased to welcome Phil Bonelli and Nick Bruner to the Elachee Board of Trustees,” states Rob Robinson, Elachee Board Chair. “Both have accounting and banking backgrounds, together with a strong presence in their local volunteer efforts. They will be valuable assets to the board’s line up.”

Phil Bonelli seated to the 2019 Elachee Nature Science Center Board of Trustees“I am an avid trail runner and hiker, and love being able to get out on Elachee’s beautiful trails just minutes from my home and office!  As a father of four children, I am so thankful to have a world class nature science center where they can learn, grow and spend time together out in nature.” 
Phil BonelliSenior Vice President, Regions Commercial Banking

Nick Bruner seated to the Elachee Nature Science Center 2019 Board of Trustees


“Growing up in rural south Georgia I think of myself as spoiled when it comes to the amount of time I could spend playing in the fields and woods. Educating our younger generations on the importance of land conservation, as well as all the great things about being outside, is extremely important.” 
Nick Bruner, CPA, CFE, CVA, Partner-Corporate Audit and Consulting, Rushton & Company

Bonelli and Bruner join these 2019 Elachee Trustees: 

  • Rob Robinson, Chair
  • Kelly Anne Miles, Vice-Chair 
  • Emily Bagwell, Secretary
  • Dallas Gay, Treasurer
  • Kevin Bales
  • Beth Bell
  • Maria Calkins
  • Will Cobb
  • Jason Everett
  • Lance Gardner
  • Steve Gilliam
  • John Girardeau
  • Anna Guzman
  • Jock Hornor, Emeritus
  • Jay Kilroy
  • Gale McKibbon
  • Martha Nesbitt
  • Richard Oates
  • Ed Schrader
  • Al Trembley
  • Kelvin Whisenhunt
  • R.K. Whitehead, Emeritus
  • Trey Wood