Employee Bios

Les McCall


Executive Director


An Oconee County native, Les McCall has a lifelong passion for Anderson, Oconee and Pickens counties SC. A graduate of Clemson University, he has travelled a bit of the world but found no place more beautiful than Lake Hartwell Country. "The ancient mountains, the wild rivers, historic towns and of course, deep, clearwater lakes...what more could you want?" An outdoorsman at heart, a weekend well spent for Les is outside with the family, hiking, kayaking, or fishing one of the many trout streams in the region. He lives with his wife, children and two dogs in the mountains of Long Creek SC.

Andrew Stevenson

Grant Writer/Fundraiser


Andrew Stevenson is the Grant Writer for Lake Hartwell Country, and handles grants and fundraising for the Bart Garrison Agricultural Museum of South Carolina and Iron Oak Barn. He is an Anderson County native and lives with his wife and children on his family's South Carolina Century Farm.   Andrew also works with the preservation crew for preSERVE the Blue Wall.


Zach Sahms

Museum Site Coordinator


Zach Sahms is the Museum Manager at the Bart Garrison Agricultural Museum of South Carolina, a non-profit organization under the umbrella of Lake Hartwell Country. He is a passionate educator, and a burgeoning fungiculturist!  Zach keeps the Museum up and running, as well as works with the preservation crew for preSERVE the Blue Wall.

Jordan Bannister


Jordan is the Event Coordinator for Lake Hartwell Country and the Iron Oak Barn, Educator for the Agricultural Museum of SC, and the Director of the Pendleton Historic Foundation.  Originally from Georgia, Jordan has moved all over the country to pursue a career in Museum Administration. She is focused on becoming a community leader in Pendleton and hopes to be a positive example for young women through education and volunteerism.