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Vikki ScottOrganization Chair & Director of Friends for Life Center

  • Originally from Alexandria, Virginia.
  • Graduated from D.W. Daniel High School in Clemson, S.C. in 1969.
  • Attended Winthrop College, then transferred to the University of South Carolina where I received a Degree in Nursing in 1972.
  • Married Henry (Hank) Collum Scott in 1978 and we have one married daughter.
  • Owned The Partridge Shoppe from 1987- 2013.
  • President and Board of Directors member of the Animal Advocate non-profit organization since 2005.
  • Director of the Friends for Life Foster and Adoption Center since 2013.
  • Director of the MeowMate/MuttMate program at Allendale Correctional Institution since 2013.
  • Sat on the Character Restoration Initiative Board of Directors from 2014-2018.
  • Allendale Correctional Institution’s Art4Hope program Co-Chair since 2015.

Susan HouckVice Chair & Grants Committee

Susan Houck has served as Animal Advocates Vice President since 2017. She served on the grants committee prior to that. When she is not working with Animal Advocates, Susan works at a clinical social worker in Aiken, SC. She lives in Barnwell, SC with her husband, Danny and her two dogs, Coco and Bentley.

Carolyne WilliamsTreasurer & Grants Committee

IN LOVING MEMORY of Carolyne Sailors Williams March 13, 1947- July 9. 2022

Mrs. Williams has served on many local boards, as well as boards across the State of South Carolina, but her love and true passion was to help children and animals. She joined the Animal Advocate organization in 2005. Carolyne served on the Board of Directors and as Treasurer for several years. She was also on our grant-writing team and was a champion for homeless, abandoned, abused, and neglected animals. Carolyne's dedication to our organization has enabled the Animal Advocates to acquire funding to help thousands of animals be rescued and be adopted into loving forever homes..

Carolyne with her beloved dog, Patches.

Denise ParkerCo-Chair of Pick of the Litter

Denise Parker joined the Board of Directors in February 2005. She is appreciative of the opportunity to be a member of a group dedicated to improving the lives of animals. She is currently serving as the Co-Chair of the of the Pick of the Litter Shoppe. Denise has a professional background in education. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education from Limestone College, Master’s Degree in Education from Converse College, and Library and Information Science from the University of South Carolina. She is a Library Media Specialist at a 4th-6th grade elementary school.

Denise is the proud parent of two adult children, Avery and Connor. Canine grandkids are Juno, Reese, and Marble.

Scottie MooreGrants Committee

Scottie Moore is a retired school teacher. She also worked at the Savannah River Ecology Lab Outreach Program where she took local wildlife animals to schools, libraries, etc for educational programs. She also lead ecologist for a day programs once a week during the school year. Scottie operated a baton twirling/dance twirl studio for years and is a member of the Baton Twirling Hall of Fame. She was feature twirler for the University of SC Marching band from 1964-1968. She now operates a Bed and Breakfast in Barnwell, SC. She is married to Tim Moore and has two sons and 4 grandchildren.

Will KeelChair of Maintenance & Repair Committee

Will is a graduate of USC. He lives in Barnwell and is a State Farm agent. He has been an Animal Advocate board member for approximately a year.

Davey AtkinsonTreasurer

My name is Davey Atkinson with McCain Atkinson Insurance. I am a 2013 graduate of the University of South Carolina With a degree in Insurance and Risk Management. I have an 8 year old Boykin Spaniel named MoJo. A part from Animal Advocates I am on the Board of Ducks Unlimited’s Lexington, SC chapter and Volunteer for a Children’s advocacy Center in Lexington called “The Dickerson Center.”

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