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Experience and Credentials 

  • Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University College of Arts & Sciences Industrial Advisory Board

  • Florida Communities Trust (FCT) Board Member - Appointed by Governor Ron DeSantis

Under Florida Forever, FCT awards grants to local governments and nonprofit environmental organizations through a competitive application cycle to help acquire parks, greenways and open space land to further local comprehensive plans.

  • Volusia County Council Member 2012 - 2020

  • Chair Indian River Lagoon National Estuary Program. (IRLNEP) Developed and successfully implemented 10 year Comprehensive Conservation Management Plan (CCMP). Encompasses 5 counties, 2 water management district, DEP & EPA

The Indian River Lagoon National Estuary Program’s (IRL NEP) Comprehensive Conservation and Management Plans (CCMPs) contain actions to address challenges and priorities related to water quality and living resources within the Lagoon

  • 2020 FOCUS Award from Florida Planning and Zoning Association (FPZA) for outstanding community involvement in promoting sound planning principles. 

  • 2019 Citizen of the Year – Volusia County Association for Responsible Development (VCARD) Ongoing efforts to promote water quality investments and fulfill vision for thriving commercial aerospace & aviation industry.

  • Chair River to Sea Transportation Organization - Facilitated 2045 Long Range Transportation Plan and coordinated locally and within the state and region. Integrated detailed and general community and stakeholder input. Identified multimodal, fiscally-constrained Cost Feasible Plan to enhance area's transportation network.

  • Chair Central Florida Metropolitan Planning Organization Board of Directors. Encompassing 10 counties, 2 Department of Transportation Districts. 2017-2019

  • 2017 - One of Top 30 Most Influential People in Volusia & Flagler County

  • 2014 - One of Top 55 Most Influence People in Volusia & Flagler County

  • Board Member of Burns Sci Tech Charter School

  • Volusia County School Board Member 1994 - 1998

  • Volusia County Council Member 2012 - 2020

  • Chair Early Learning Coalition of Flagler & Volusia Counties. Appointed by Governor's Jeb Bush & Charlie Crist

Community Involvement

  • CO-Founder Crystal Apple Awards! Community is so important to our quality of life! 30 years ago I recognized the need to recognize and honor our teachers within our business community, and the Crystal Apple Awards was born. It's an honor every year for the last 30 years to host and sponsothis event through the Southeast Volusia Chamber of Commerce.

  • Habitat for Humanity Board Member

  • Guardian ad Litem for 7th Judicial Circuit

  • Licensed Therapeutic Foster Parents for Children's Home Society

  • Board Member Southeast Volusia Chamber of Commerce

  • Chair Education Committee Southeast Volusia Chamber of Commerce

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