Carlie Smith

Carlie Smith

Development Officer

Carlie Smith joins Potomac Riverkeeper Network with more than 9 years of non-profit fundraising and volunteer management experience across arts and youth-serving organizations in the DMV. She earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Anthropology from Wheaton College in Norton, MA, and as a former summer camp counselor and Gold Award Girl Scout, Carlie went on to develop leadership, community and outdoorsmanship in young women by managing volunteers at Girl Scouts Nation’s Capital. With her love of studying and volunteering in the performing arts, she successfully raised funds at Olney Theatre Center, one of the DC theater scene’s most award-winning artistic powerhouses. Most recently, she was fundraising for Campagna Center’s education and social development programs, which inspire achievement among students and families across Alexandria,VA at every educational step from cradle to career. 


Carlie is a lifelong Potomac watershed resident, originating from Arlington, VA. She joined the Sailing Club of Washington in 2016 where she learned to sail on the Potomac, and now volunteers as a Skipper on the club’s 25-foot cruisers. Her favorite vacations are sailing flotillas through the DC Sailing Community, where she is a First Mate on 45-foot catamarans that have explored amazing tropical island countries like the British Virgin Islands, Seychelles and Bahamas.


When she is not out on the water, she enjoys musical theater and hopes to someday land a starring role in a local community theater production. Her favorite cocktail is a Dark & Stormy.

Member since 2023