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 in the oil and gas exploration space. Zerkel served for many years on the board of the American Association of Professional Landmen.
Having always owned long haired dachshunds in his youth and golden retrievers in his adult life, Zerkel brings a true passion and love of animals to the Hallie Hill board.
Zerkel also volunteers his time and energy on feeding the needy, swim lessons for underprivileged youth, and various church related responsibilities. He is an active member of St John’s Parrish.
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 Human Resources at a software company in Charleston.
On a personal level: she loves to read, travel, run, do yoga, and is a total foodie and animal lover. Her passion for dogs has been with her since childhood when her family introduced her to the beautiful world of animal rescue at a young age.
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 recognized as one of the best golf teachers in America.
Growing up, Carol loved cats but didn’t rescue her first hound dog until she
moved from Marietta Ga. to Charleston. She now lives with her 6 year old rescue dog
Roscoe, a sweet Treeing Walker/Siberian Husky mix. Looking for a playmate for
Roscoe, Carol adopted Beau, an American Foxhound. After a year, the relationship
between them became strained, and thankfully Hallie Hill came to the rescue.
“Hallie Hill Animal Sanctuary gave Beau a safe haven to grow into an adoptable
dog. When I visit Beau often, his personality shines. It warms my heart to know that
Beau is now helping abused dogs become more social. The entire staff at Hallie Hill is a
blessing to the low country, and they need our support more than ever!”
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 with his wife Sherri and their two cats in October of 2012 (partly in a hail storm). Harvey has worked as an organizational consultant with businesses and industries as diverse as wineries, real estate and development and financial services for over thirty years. Based in Chicago, he helped build a successful company culture that was the envy of proprietary trading. He’s consulted with a variety of companies from California to New York and parts of Europe. He enjoys and is active in diverse sports activities; takes pleasure in music, theater and travels with his wife. He has always had a way with animals. In college he was once hired as a graduate assistant, because his professor liked how he related to a campus dog.
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 Women’s Council at the Gibbes Museum of Art, and Friends of the Library, and has held Board positions with the Jewish Community Center of Charleston, Synagogue Emanu-el, Charleston Stage Company, Florence Crittenton, The Charleston County Bar Association, the SC Women Lawyers Association, and Family Recovery Court. She has been president or chair of the SC Women Lawyers Association, The Charleston County Bar Association, and the Charleston County Family Court Liaison Committee. She and her husband live on Sullivan’s Island with their two English Springer Spaniels, Pippa and Paddington, four cats, Edgar Allan Paw, Annabel Lee, Dear Prudence, and Vivi, and many fish and corals.
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 began working directly with locally owned businesses creating marketing and advertising strategies.
A University of South Carolina graduate with a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism, Michelle also obtained a Masters of Education in 1991. She is also a graduate of both the Leadership Columbia and Leadership Charleston Chamber of Commerce programs. Michelle is passionate about giving back to the community and serves on numerous civic and charitable organizations: Palmetto Military Support Group Board Member (Secretary 2015-2017, President 2017-2019); Joint Base Charleston Honorary Commander Program 2011-2013; JBC Advisory Council 2014; Charleston Metro Chamber Total Resource Campaign Vice Chair and Ambassador; Special Olympics of The Lowcountry Volunteer Board Member, Marketing Chair; North Charleston Business Expo Planning Committee; Charleston Leaders Board of Directors, Secretary; Communities in Schools Chocolate Affair Planning Committee, Marketing Chair; Hallie Hill Animal Sanctuary Board Member.
Michelle lives in Stono Ferry Plantation, Hollywood, SC with her husband Rob and their dogs Gracie Kelly and Tupelo Honey.