Alligator Princess of America's Nile
Motivation: The first day I moved to
My passion for this unique state took hold that day, and with such beauty, I was compelled to see more. Preservation and conservation were a natural progression for me from this point. I saw so much of this paradise being destroyed or mismanaged, both by ignorance and greed.
My new found love, coupled with my “le enfant savage” persona (as a good friend once described) and my drive, led to the expedition. Adventure has been in my blood since my earliest memories. Tying that quest in with the purpose of learning about this inimitable, not quite fully discovered place that is We live in a world with boundaries and yet wild
Heading into Puzzle Lake
We live in a world with boundaries and yet wild
Photo by Bill Belleville
Photo by Bill Belleville
Work: I am currently the Executive Director of the Association of Florida Conservation Districts, a nonprofit organization representing the 63 Soil and Water Conservation Districts throughout
I graduated from
More recently, I served as Executive Director of Seminole Soil and Water District for four years, Chair of the Friends of Natural Lands and Trails, President Elect of the Florida Conservation District Employee Association and member of the Seminole County Natural Lands committee. I am currently a member of the Global Climate Change Committee for the Florida League of Women Voters, Central Florida Transportation committee member, appointee to the Seminole County Leisure Services Committee and most recently, the founder of the U.S. Green Chamber of Commerce, Inc.
Activities: I enjoy almost any outdoor activity! I recently was scuba certified with my kids 4 years ago and have had made several diving trips to the Keys since. For more regular activities I go jogging, hiking and kayaking. I am also just starting to learn how to sail. I like to bicycle, but haven’t done much since my last trip when my friend Andrea and I led a “Bike to the Beach” trip several years back, starting in Altamonte Springs and ending at New Smyrna Beach. When I was 17, I did a solo bicycle trip from
I appreciate the rich history and culture in
Family: Above all, I am a mother of two; the most adventurous, rewarding, and difficult task I have ever undertaken.
My son Ian, 23, is enrolled at Berkley, studying Project Management. He has just graduated from Rollins
My daughter Alexandra is currently the youngest elected Public Official in the State of
Photo by Dean Campbell