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Our People

The Fish & Wildlife Foundation of Florida is governed by a board of volunteer leaders from a wide variety of backgrounds, all united by a deep love of the outdoors.

Our small staff is divided between Tallahassee and St. Petersburg. We work to leverage our resources many times over through partnerships with the staff of the Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission (FWC) and other public and private organizations.

Foundation Board of Directors

Carlos J. Alfonso Chair, Tampa, FL
Laura Russell Vice Chair, Jupiter, FL
Seth McKeel Jr. Treasurer & Finance Chair, Lakeland, FL
Robert A. Spottswood, Jr. Secretary, Key West, FL
Richard A. Corbett* Chair Emeritus, Tampa, FL
Paul E. Avery Tampa, FL
Keenan Baldwin Tampa, FL
Ignacio Borbolla Coral Gables, FL
Valerie Boyd Naples, FL
Steve Crisafulli Merritt Island, FL
Tucker Frederickson Palm Beach Gardens, FL
Joshua Kellam* Palm Beach Gardens, FL
Jerry Pate Pensacola, FL
John Pope Jacksonville, FL
Adam Putnam Bartow, FL
Kent Shoemaker Winter Park, FL
Steve Swindal Tampa, FL
Daphne Wood Monticello, FL
Roger A. Young FWC Executive Director, Tallahassee, FL
*Former Florida Fish and Wildlife Commissioner & Commission Chair

Fish & Wildlife Foundation of Florida Staff

Andrew Walker, President & CEO
Will Bradford, Chief Operating Officer
Michelle Ashton, Director of Communications
Anita Forester, Grants Program Administrator
Cindy Fray, Administrative Assistant
Francesca Klypchak
, Philanthropy Coordinator
Paula Pack, Events Coordinator
Tindl Rainey, Director of Conservation & External Relations
Dani Richter,
Director of Philanthropy
Rachael Schirmer, Digital Marketing Manager
Erin Smart, Director of Finance

Foundation Advisors

John Lacy, Financial Advisor, West Palm Beach, FL
E. Vann Middleton, Finance & Audit Committee Member, Thomasville, GA
C. Martin Wood III, Finance & Audit Committee Member, Monticello, FL

Grants Advisory Committees

The Fish & Wildlife Foundation of Florida relies on the input of subject-matter experts and community members to assist in determining which grants applications to fund.

Current advisors include the following:

Wildlife Foundation of Florida Specialty License Plate Grants Committee

Lane Stephens, Future of Hunting in Florida, Chair
Elizabeth Bland, American Daughters of Conservation
Newton Cook, United Waterfowlers — Florida
Mike Elfenbein, Citizen Representative 
Chad Rischer
, Citizen Representative 
George Warthen, FWC

Protect Florida Springs Specialty License Plate Grants Committee

Dr. James “Buddy” Powell, Clearwater Marine and Research Institute, Chair
Dana C. Bryan,
Florida Springs Institute, Wakulla Springs Alliance
Jason Gulley, Citizen Representative
Chandler Keenan, Florida Department of Environmental Protection
Barbara Powell, Florida Department of Economic Opportunity
Kent Smith, FWC

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