About Hallie Hill

We can’t change an animal’s past,
but we can rewrite their future.

About Hallie Hill Animal Sanctuary:

Animal Rescue in South Carolina

Hallie Hill Animal Sanctuary is a 501c3 that provides a safe haven for animals with no other home or shelter. We prepare animals for adoption by providing respite, rehabilitation and socialization. For those animals whose chances of adoption are reduced due to age, medical or emotional issues, Hallie Hill provides a loving Forever Home with the proper shelter, nutrition and medical care. We can’t change an animal’s past, but we can rewrite their future.

Hallie Hill helps Charleston to achieve the status of a No-Kill Community by working with local shelters and rescues to take in dogs that might not get adopted due to age, medical or behavioral issues.


Hallie Hill has over 30 acres of land with large enclosures for dogs to live and play. Our facility features a pond for swimming, dog houses with straw and heat lamps, bedding, and individual pools to help keep animals comfortable.


Gregory A. Zerkel

Greg Zerkel spent his formative years in MD, his college years in VA and his professional career in NY, PA and WV prior to retiring to the Lowcountry. Zerkel owned and operated a large land services company which specialized in the acquisition of land and legal rights...

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Rachel Milstein

Rachel Milstein lives on Daniel Island in Charleston, South Carolina. Originally from Northern New Jersey, she went to Indiana University for undergrad and studied Business Operations & Telecommunications at Kelley School of Business. Rachel currently works in...

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Carol Preisinger

Carol grew up in a golfing family; her dad was a PGA Tour player and Club Pro. Saying she is a true Dawg fan is an understatement, Carol graduated from UGA with a BA in psychology. But her true calling is teaching golf, coaching players of all abilities and being...

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Harvey Loew

Harvey Loew is our Board President. As a board member of Hallie Hill, Harvey Loew hopes to help the board optimize its ability to serve the strategic objectives of Hallie Hill and to share in its responsibility to achieve them. Harvey moved to Charleston from Chicago...

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Natalie Parker Bluestein

Natalie Parker Bluestein is our Board Vice President. Natalie grew up in Charleston and is a founding partner in the Family Law firm Bluestein & Douglas, LLC. She volunteers for a number of organizations, including the Junior League of Charleston, Inc., the...

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Michelle Fifield

Michelle Fifield is our Board Secretary. Michelle is the managing partner of The Ad Agency, Charleston and has been in the marketing and advertising industry for over 28 years. After serving as Director of Sales with a major media and entertainment entity, Michelle...

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John Gratiot

John Gratiot is our Board Treasurer. John retired from Dartmouth College in Hanover, New Hampshire after 28 years, as Assoc. VP for Facilities. He received his BS in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Vermont. He grew up in Woodstock, Vermont, and moved to...

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Helen Bradham

Helen Bradham’s career in animal welfare started in her early years when she began bringing stray animals home, and has essentially never stopped. Helen established Hallie Hill in 1988 creating a safe-haven capable of caring for over 200 animals at any one time. Helen...

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Marsha Alterman

Marsha Alterman’s commitment to loving and respecting animals has been an integral part of her life for as long as she can remember. In grade school, she would ride her bike on weekends to the shelter to play with the dogs even though she had several of her own at...

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Pat Barber

Pat is a native South Carolinian and graduate of the University of South Carolina in 1985. He is married to his wonderful wife, Becky. They have three sons ranging in age from 27 to 11. Pat founded a medical staffing company in Houston, TX in 1977, which he...

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George Aaron

George Aaron was born in Savannah, but fortunately, when he was six weeks old, his family moved to Charleston. He is a veteran and served as a U.S. Navy Corpsman who was stationed at the old Naval Hospital on the Naval Base in Charleston for several months. He was...

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LaDon Wallis, DVM

LaDon Wallis, DVM relocated to Charleston several years after she graduated from the University of Georgia, College of Veterinary Medicine in 2004. She wanted to become a veterinarian since the age of five, and remembers interviewing her family vet when she was ten...

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John Byrnes

John and his wife, Judith, live in Aiken with their two rescue dogs: Cooper and Max. Both John and Jude have been active supporters and volunteers at Hallie Hill Animal Sanctuary since 2015, and are regularly on property most Sunday afternoons, when they are in town....

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Brandon Bunch

Brandon Bunch is the head of maintenance at Hallie Hill. A native of Charleston, he grew up on James Island playing sports and building forts. Brandon comes from a background of manufacturing and logistics. He is dedicated to keeping the sanctuary beautiful and safe...

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Jennifer Middleton, CAWA

Jennifer Middleton is a certified animal welfare administrator and serves as the Executive Director. Her passion for Hallie Hill’s mission explains her abundance of enthusiasm and a “no quitting” attitude. Jennifer grew up in the Hollywood area and found herself...

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Daisy McKenzie

Daisy McKenzie is an animal care provider and also assists with maintenance. Daisy distributes medications, feeds, cleans, and grooms. But this girl isn’t afraid to get dirty- and can also be found mowing the grass and running the tractor. Daisy grew up in a farm like...

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Michele Griffin, CPDT-KA

Michele Griffin is the Assistant Director and Adoptions Coordinator at Hallie Hill. Michele comes to us with experience as a Volunteer Coordinator, Dog Behavior/Enrichment Manager, and lifelong animal lover. She is skilled, professional, and a great communicator with...

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Daniela Schneider

Daniela Schneider is an animal care provider and helping hand. Daniela was born in Germany, and speaks German fluently. She moved to the US at age 4, but continues to travel all over. Daniela works PRN in Physical Therapy and has worked as a Pharmaceutical Sales Rep...

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