Our Staff

Meet our staff! The Salvation Army of Greenville, Pickens and Oconee employs over 200 awesome individuals who keep our programs and facilities running. Take a look at our leadership staff below to find a specific contact!

Area Command Office

Major Pete Costas, Area Commander

Major Cathy Costas, Area Commander

Lieutenant Josh Keaton, 614 Corps Officer

Lieutenant Amanda Keaton, 614 Corps Officer

Shannon Elrod, Director of Operations

Andy Zima, Facilities Director

Tykia Geer, Human Resources Director

Lauren Stephens, Director of Social Ministries

Rachel Wilkes, Community Relations and Development Director

Mark Knauber, Chief Accountant

Becky Clement, Volunteer and Development Coordinator

Emily Fleisher, Marketing and Special Events Coordinator


The Salvation Army Ray and Joan Kroc Corps Community Center

Steve Cook, Kroc Director

Matt Lauritzen, Membership Director

Geoff Schneider, Catering and Events Director

Josh Jordan, Aquatics Director

Mike Burdine, Boys and Girls Club Director

Allen Dill, Wellness Director

Anibal Braga, Director of Tennis

Logan Cunningham, Boys and Girls Club Program Manager

Bryan Hayes, Sports Manager

Tim Bender, Adult League Coordinator

Hannah Robinson, Marketing Coordinator

Alicia Russell, Human Resources Generalist


Family Stores

Mike Brogden, Family Store Director

Melanie Taylor, Family Store Manager


Pickens County Service Center

Jim Abbott, Service Center Director

Brenda Duncan, Social Ministries Case Manager


Oconee County Service Center

Debra Andrews, Service Center Director

Joanna Smith, Social Ministries Case Manager