Melanie Knight

Director of Marketing & Business Development

About Melanie

Melanie earned her bachelor’s degree from the College of Charleston and called the lowcountry home for over 17 years. She has over 15 years of marketing and development experience, with the majority being specifically in the field of substance abuse and mental health outreach. In this work she realized her true passion and sense of purpose comes from helping others. Her strengths in this role include building authentic relationships within the behavioral health community and being a reliable resource for professionals, families, and potential clients to help them navigate through appropriate paths of care and educate them about Hammock’s scope of services.

Melanie currently resides in Asheville, NC with her husband and daughter with plans to eventually relocate back to Charleston, SC. Her hobbies include outdoor activities, travel, time with friends and sharing joyful interactions with everyone she meets.

“I was immediately drawn to the Hammocks after learning of its opening. I knew of a high need for women’s specific treatment in the area and knew that the outstanding level of clinical work in such a healing and special setting would create truly beautiful outcomes. The Hammocks focuses on doing not only the hard work but the “heart work” to get to the root cause of client’s issues and I am so grateful that I can be a part of sharing the message around services that will transform so many lives.”

Your Caring Treatment Professionals

Meet Our Team

Executive Team

Jonas Coatsworth

CEO & Chief Clinical Officer

Katie Carter

Director of Admissions

Melanie Knight

Director of Marketing & BD

Chad Paitl

Director of Facility Operations

Janie Ilderton

Director of Human Relations

Dr. John Emmel, M.D.

Chief Medical Officer

Clients Trust Us

Women's Stories of Hope

I stayed at the Hammocks in the spring of 2022. I can’t say enough wonderful things about my time there. I came into the Hammocks in a very low place but left feeling empowered, motivated and ready to start my life in sobriety. The staff and administration are fantastic, and the house and grounds are gorgeous. I felt more like a welcomed guest rather than a patient.

Lauren B.

The most incredible treatment facility ever! They offer a holistic approach centered in therapy, science, and female empowerment. Eric, Sarah, Jonas, Katie, and all of the other staff offer a level of compassion that I’ve never seen before in any treatment facility. And that says a lot coming from a child of two addicts who have been in and out of facilities my entire life. They are always available and respond quickly to any questions or discussions you may bring up. The family groups were amazing and I miss them every week. They truly care and believe that recovery is possible for all!

Rhapsody C.

I stayed at the Hammocks in the spring of 2022. I can’t say enough wonderful things about my time there. I came into the Hammocks in a very low place but left feeling empowered, motivated and ready to start my life in sobriety. The staff and administration are fantastic, and the house and grounds are gorgeous. I felt more like a welcomed guest rather than a patient.

Lauren B.

My wife spent a month at the Hammocks and I have nothing but incredible things to say about the facility. The help and therapy she received has truly been life changing for our family. From the day I called to discuss admission, Jonas, the director, made himself immediately available to any questions or concerns I had. Throughout her stay, I participated in multiple family sessions a week with Sarah or Eric who were both excellent. They were kind and accepting, but also thought-provoking and challenging. Not to mention, the whole facility is absolutely beautiful. I would highly recommend the Hammocks to any family in need of a recovery center.

Erica U.

This facility has absolutely saved my life. It is secluded, peaceful, beautiful, and a lovely gone environment that makes external and internal healing much easier to tackle. Being away from family and doing the intense work needed for recovery is hard enough in any environment but the Hammocks makes you feel like you are nothing shy of family. You are treated with respect and kindness, and your needs are listened to and accommodated and the staff is so loving and supportive.

Krista B.

This facility has absolutely saved my life. It is secluded, peaceful, beautiful, and a lovely gone environment that makes external and internal healing much easier to tackle. Being away from family and doing the intense work needed for recovery is hard enough in any environment but the Hammocks makes you feel like you are nothing shy of family. You are treated with respect and kindness, and your needs are listened to and accommodated and the staff is so loving and supportive.

Krista B.

As a therapist at Hammocks on the Edisto, I am so proud to be a part of this great team of caring professionals. Being directly involved in the process of change for our clients is a honor. The facility is beautiful and inviting and provides a healthy environment for our residents to thrive. The programming is like nothing I’ve been part of before. From our comprehensive and diverse group sessions, the wellness and yoga component, our individual therapy, medical and nursing care, nutrition and on site chef, and a great team of recovery associates, we collectively provide a great recovery experience.

Eric H.

Hammocks on the Edisto is a dream come true in so many ways. This is a unique place where women can progress on their journey to recovery surrounded by the beauty of the South Carolina Lowcountry and supported by a team of compassionate expert providers. Offerings beyond talk therapy include yoga, cooking demonstrations, adventures to local parks and beaches, and wellness coaching. The facility is never over crowded and each woman gets lots of personalized care. The healing potential is felt as soon as you drive down the long private driveway to the house. Highly recommend.

Kate A.

Real Recovery for Women