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Upstate Forever is growing and looking to fill several integral roles on our team: Assistant Director of Development, Clean Water Project Associate, and Communications Coordinator.

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Upstate Forever

Board of Directors & Advisory Council

John Bauknight

John Bauknight

John Bauknight is President and Co-founder of Longleaf Holdings USA, a Spartanburg-based investment firm, and Longleaf Holdings, LLC, a commercial real estate and development firm. In 2007, John and Longleaf partner Nick Wildrick acquired RJ Rockers Brewing Company of Spartanburg. Bauknight along with founder and Brewmaster Mark Johnsen relocated the Brewery back to downtown Spartanburg in 2009. John continues to be heavily involved in Spartanburg County’s entrepreneurial community, including helping to launch the Spartanburg Angel Network in 2015.

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