Amelia Phillips Hale

Executive Assistant/Office Manager

Amelia Phillips Hale has driven across the country, camped out in gale force winds and been licked by hundreds of dogs. A kid at heart, she revels in the ebbs and flows of family time and does her best to have as many impromptu dance parties and creative adventures as possible. 

Andrew McGlaughon

Director of Development, Strategy & Communications

When not working, Andrew and his wife, Laura, are usually at some event for their two sons, Charlie and Benjamin and can’t imagine life any other way.

Ann Birdseye

Curriculum Coach

Ann and her husband Robert, both retired educators, love camping, contra dancing and supporting local arts and music in Charleston.  Coaching ECM teacher teams fits right in!

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Blondelle Tolliver

Curriculum Coach

Blondelle’s life is fun, family and friends combined with extreme travel and awesome adventures, or is it awesome travel and extreme adventures!?

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Cheryl Savage

Curriculum Coach

Walks on the beach and reading are Cheryl’s favorites!


Kari Maastricht

Education Coordinator

Kari has always had a passion for working with children so it’s no surprise she found her way to ECM.  When she is not at a sporting event cheering on family and friends, you can find her knitting up a storm!

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Kathy Molony

Director of Operations

Kathy dreams about an over-the-top, fragrant perennial garden that houses a rustic, pink workshop filled with junk, tools and crafts where she can tinker around all day.

Kendall James

Curriculum Coach

Kendall has nearly thirty years of experience in the arts and education, can balance a busy family life, stand on her head, and wrangle chickens, but can not reach things on the top shelf without standing on something.


Michael Martinez

AmeriCorps VISTA

Michael is an AmeriCorps VISTA with Engaging Creative Minds. He is dedicating his career to being a public servant. Originally from Maryland, he relocated to South Carolina in 2002. He holds a BS in Business Management from Coastal Carolina University and a graduate student at University of Maryland University College.
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Robin Berlinsky

Executive Director

From her early years of playing school with her teddy bears and dolls to teaching shapes and patterns to her children by painting with their feet in the yard, she was destined to be part of Engaging Creative Minds…

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Robin Boston

Curriculum Coach

Robin has one daughter, a granddaughter, and lives in Hanahan with her husband a cat and dog. She loves to garden, kayak, create art and love on her new granddaughter.

Susan Antonelli

Director of Education

When Susan isn’t adding to her collections of books, puppets, cooking gadgets and exciting ideas, she can be found working with ECM’s Coaches to make our programing and professional development top notch!

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