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Bark Park gets three new directors
Greg Elmgren and his dogs
Greg Elmgren holds Mantauk and Cotton. - photo by Photo provided.

The Bryan County Bark Park has three new board members.

Amy Nolan has been elected as secretary, taking the role from founding Director Lesley Francis who remains on the board as publicity chairwoman.

Nolan and husband Patrick moved to Richmond Hill in August with their Labrador cross Marley that they rescued when living out west. Marley had been abandoned in the Mojave Desert. A technical trainer/writer by trade, Nolan is a former licensed auctioneer. She was auctioneer at the 2016 Bryan’s Bash Fundraiser and helped raise $9,500 that helped settle the Bark Park building debt.

Greg Elmgren is the second new board member, a Savannah native who has lived in Richmond Hill since 2001. He owns Elmgren’s Garden Center, which he opened as Elmgren’s Services in 1986.

Elmgren and his wife Joy Dunigan, are lifelong dog owners and are currently under the watchful ownership of Salty Montauk and the love of his life, Little Miss High in Cotton, which hang out regularly at the garden center.

Meg Sluyter has also been elected to the board. She has lived here since 2007 and is co-owner of Sup It and Sea with her business, which donated paddle boards for a raffle to benefit the Bark Park. Sluyter said she enjoys spending time with her Siberian husky, Finnigan, a registered therapy dog.

Bark Park President Wendy Bolton said, "We are very happy to have appointed such high-caliber individuals to serve with myself, Lesley Francis, Treasurer Kim Stefan and board directors Kyle Christianssen and Beverly Cosmann."

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