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Learn About Us

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We serve men who have been formerly incarcerated to change their attitudes, thinking and behavior so that they can complete probation and stay out of prison.

 

Meet the Staff

 
Amy Barch

For more than a decade, Amy Barch has been involved in jail programs and reentry work. She has studied various programs throughout the country that attempt to reduce recidivism, learning from them what has worked and what has failed. Amy founded Turning Leaf to offer an opportunity for men to change their life after leaving prison.  After work Amy enjoys reading, playing the guitar and spending time with her husband and daughter.


Joe McGrew

Joe McGrew is the lead classroom facilitator at Turning Leaf. Recognizing how easy it is to make mistakes in life, he has a passion to help those who need and want a real second chance. Joe moved to Charleston from St. Louis in 2014. When he’s not in the classroom teaching, Joe loves to spend time with his kids, work out, and spend time outdoors.


Justin Evans

Justin Evans moved from Charlotte, NC to join the Turning Leaf team.  He works individually with each student to help them develop skills and reach personal goals.  Prior to joining Turning Leaf Justin spent two years running a peer to peer counseling program in inner city Charlotte.  After his own run ins with the legal system, Justin desires to help people have the same opportunities he was given. He spends his free time wrestling with his three boys, meditating, and reading.


Colin Landrith

Colin Landrith became involved with Turning Leaf as a volunteer, teaching a screen printing class once a week, and is now the full time Screen Print Manager. Colin is a graduate of the School of Business at the College of Charleston with 20 years of experience in the service industry ranging from the tourism sector to restaurant management. Colin learned screen printing as a hobby from his brother Travis, at his one man family business Charleston Life Screen Printing. Following the advice of a mentor Colin decided to leave a 10 year career in the restaurant business to pursue his passion.  What started out as brother helping brother over the weekends developed into a full time partnership. “I have always felt a desire to serve others in  my community and Turning Leaf gives me the opportunity to fulfill that need while also allowing me to follow and share my passion for screen printing”.

 

Board of Directors

 
 

William Finn, Chair
Chairman, Asten Johnson Inc.

Russell Bennett, Vice-Chair
Owner, Poe’s Tavern

Nancy Bloodgood, Secretary
Attorney At Law, Foster Law Firm L.L.C.

Stephen Ziff, Treasurer
Owner, Ziff Properties, Inc.

Craig Ascue
Owner, Ascue’s Auto Body & Paint

 

Michael Baxley
Senior Vice-President & General Counsel, Santee Cooper

Shirene Hansotia
Attorney, Appleseed Justice

Charles Knowlton
Financial Advisor, Robert  W. Baird & Co., Inc.

Thomas Tisdale
Attorney At Law, Hellman, Yates & Tisdale

Tracy Clifford
Tracy Clifford Consulting