Volunteer Coordinator / Construction Assistant Trish Elsie oversees all aspects of the volunteer program and works closely with home sponsors to coordinate sponsor volunteers and home dedications. She previously served as program director for the City of North Charleston, and prior to that as event coordinator / recreation supervisor for the City of Isle of Palms. She holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Toronto, where she studied sociology and minored in theatre and drama studies. Elsie is a member of the South Carolina Recreation and Parks Association. She also holds a FEMA Professional Development certificate and is a Clemson Extension Master Gardener and a certified yoga instructor. She previously volunteered with Louie’s Kids / Run Buddies, as an ICU/PACU volunteer for the East Cooper Medical Center, as a child advocate for both Lowcountry Orphan Relief and the Dee Norton Lowcountry Children’s Center, as a reading partner with Book Buddies, and as a mentor to elementary school students with Be a Mentor. For her efforts, she has received the Volunteer Award for the Mary Ford Elementary School and tutoring / mentor recognition from the Charleston County School
District. A native of Burlington, Ontario, Canada, Elsie currently resides on Isle of Palms.