Torlina promoted at Pacolet Area Conservancy

Published 5:36 pm Wednesday, July 17, 2013

The Pacolet Area Conservancy recently promoted Pam Torlina to director of stewardship and land protection.

Torlina has been with the land trust for seven years.

Executive Director Mary Arrington Walter says, “Since I’ve been at PAC, I’ve been very impressed with Pam’s work ethic and dedication. She is extremely knowledgeable in all aspects of the natural world, excellent in preparing baseline documentations for our protected properties and has great rapport with our land owners.”

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Torlina was born in Trenton, Mich. and received her B.S. degree in biology from USC Upstate.  She has been at PAC since May of 2006. When asked what she is most proud of professionally, she replied, “assisting in the protection of nearly 2,000 acres of land in our area.”

She is an active mother to Jade, a Landrum High School junior.

When not out walking PAC protected lands or working on baseline documentation reports at the PAC office, Torlina can be found outdoors in some capacity. She loves hiking, camping, canoeing and basically anything outdoors.

Torlina has some unique skills, too.

She used to live in Ontario, Canada where she made traditional snowshoes, cutting, carving and bending White Ash to form the shoe. She had area hunt camps donate deer and moose hides for her to turn into laces for the shoes. Another interesting job she had was leading “canopy tours” in Ontario.