President, Board of Volunteers
Wendy Nelson Bolton is a life-long resident of coastal Georgia and has been living in Richmond Hill since 1982. She is a founding member of the Coastal Bryan Tree Foundation and the Bryan County Bark Park Association serving both organizations as President. In 2005 she, along with Carole Brogdon, worked to launch the Coastal Bryan Tree Foundation’s first official fundraiser – The Root Ball, a biennial event raising between $15,000 – $20,000 and attended by more than 200 people. Wendy has also been a long-time Girl Scout volunteer, serving as a leader and special events coordinator at the troop level and seven years on the board of directors fulfilling the duties of secretary and fund development chair.
After working for 20 years as an Executive Assistant, Wendy embarked on a new adventure as a full-time mother. She and her best friend, Mark Bolton are parents to Nicholas, their eighteen year-old son. Mark, a Vice-President at Coastal Electric Cooperative where he has worked for over 38 years, has been married to Wendy since 1994. With Nicholas now away at school, they are adjusting to life as empty nesters.
After stumbling upon a dog park in Highlands, NC, Wendy started developing ideas for bringing a similar facility to Richmond Hill. Joining with other local dog lovers, the group worked diligently to make this dream become a reality. Wendy is dedicated to volunteering in our community to make Bryan County an even more wonderful place to live.
During her 36 years of living in Richmond Hill, Wendy has shared her home with two incredible black Labrador Retrievers (Crystal and Lucy) followed by Golden Retrievers, Brittney and Bailey. Her current Golden Retriever, Sadie, loves nice days riding with the top down on Wendy’s car.