Sophie Carpenter

Sophie Carpenter

Originally from Pennsylvania, Sophie moved to Vermont to pursue a B.S. in wildlife biology from the University of Vermont. As an undergraduate, she took multiple courses in plant biology, forestry,…

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Allie Pecenka

A lifelong resident of Southwest Florida, Allie grew up in Cape Coral and spent much of her childhood exploring the ecological treasures of Sanibel and Captiva. She knew from an…

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Kate McDonald Sergeant, J.D.

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As General Counsel for Great Prairie Risk Solutions, Kate provides risk management consultation, litigation management, and outside counsel services for clients of  a firm near Chicago. In 2011, Kate established…

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Scott Dinger, J.D.

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Scott has been visiting Sanibel and Captiva his entire life. He spent his childhood summer vacations on the islands with his parents and grandparents, where they enjoyed beachcombing, swimming, and…

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Rachel Pierce

rachel pierce

Sanibel artist and former NBC-2 news anchor, Rachel paints modern, fantastical original art in oil and acrylic reflecting the natural beauty and abundant wildlife found only in tropical Southwest Florida.…

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Scott Hendershot

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Scott is a retired sales executive with over 25 years of experience managing national accounts for a global pharmaceutical manufacturer. In this role, he led teams responsible for strategic planning,…

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Bob Adams

Bob Adams

Bob was born and raised in Minnesota and has spent a lifetime enjoying the outdoors, resulting in a great appreciation for wildlife, natural ecosystems, and the importance of conservation. He…

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Izzy Lutz

Izzy grew up in New York City where beautiful beaches were hard to come by, so every summer became her chance to be back in the ocean. She started scuba…

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Craig Rumpf

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Craig was born and raised near Lake Michigan. From a young age he could always be found outside — attending nature camps or in the woods exploring and turning over…

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Kaitlin Alzapiedi

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Kaitlin learned to swim before she could walk, which opened her eyes to the world underwater. She swam competitively her whole childhood and was the captain of Ohio University’s water…

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