Two new staff members enhance Greenway communications team

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Angela Hollowell (left) and Mary-Paige McLaurin joined the East Coast Greenway staff Monday.

By Chloe Yopp // Communications Intern

On Monday, the East Coast Greenway Alliance welcomed two new members to the  communications team at its Durham, North Carolina, headquarters. 

Named the Greenway’s content specialists, Mary-Paige McLaurin and Angela Hollowell will greatly enhance the organization’s in-house digital communications capabilities via top-notch photography and videography.

“The addition of Mary-Paige and Angela to our team is extremely exciting and could not come at a better time, as there is incredible momentum around our work,” said Marketing & Communications Manager John Martin. “Not only are they both incredibly talented visual storytellers, they share a passion for the mission of the East Coast Greenway. We’re thrilled to take our communications efforts to the next level with their skills.”

McLaurin joins the Greenway team from University of South Carolina Athletics, where she most recently served as producer and project manager in the New and Creative Media Department. In this role she created engaging photo and video content for various South Carolina sports teams, including Gamecock football. She graduated from South Carolina where she obtained her Bachelor and Master of Science in Sport and Entertainment Management. 

McLaurin spent more than 2 years volunteering on a national level with the American Cancer Society in different capacities, including social media chair and team chair for the National Campus & Youth Engagement Team. Doing this work helped her discover her passion for nonprofits and led to her decision to pursue more impactful work. 

“I’m thrilled to be joining the East Coast Greenway Alliance team and be able to have an impact with the content that we produce,” McLaurin said. “The future of the Greenway is extremely bright and I’m excited to be along for the ride.”

Hollowell is the founder of Ang H. Studio, a photography and video production business providing services for events, nonprofits and businesses. She received her Bachelor and Master of Arts from the University of Alabama at Birmingham with a focus on Spanish and the Anthropology of Peace and Human Rights.  

Hollowell has completed inspiring nonprofit visual storytelling work centered around environmental justice topics. Clean energy policy, food sovereignty and supporting healthy communities through access to sustainable living resources are key subjects of interest for Hollowell. She has pursued these interests through her professional work with E2-Environmental Entrepreneurs and the Fed Up initiative by Fight for $15. 

"I'm excited to work with East Coast Greenway Alliance, as I think sharing the stories of those along the Greenway provides an excellent opportunity to promote healthy communities for residents, local businesses and cycling tourists,” Hollowell said.

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