Our Team

 Courtney 

 

  • Courtney comes to us from beautiful Canada!  
  • She completed her Master's in Education for Sustainability at Griffith University in Brisbane Australia and her undergraduate degree from Brock University in Ontario.  
  • Some of her experience includes educating 10-12-year old students about Earth's natural resources with the Wild Mountains organization in Australia.
  • Courtney enjoys photography and visiting new places.  Her other love are her Shelties!  
  • Courtney is also a certified Florida Master Naturalist and completed 120 course hours to obtain this certification.

 

 Julianne 

 

  • Julianne is from Cincinnati, Ohio.
  • She has a Bachelors degree in Zoology from Miami University (the one in Ohio!) and spent a summer studying the environment in South Africa.
  • She was previously an educator at the Columbus Zoo and the Cincinnati Zoo.
  • In her spare time she enjoys being outdoors, traveling, and watching wildlife.

 

 Shannon 

 

  • Shannon is from Chicago, Illinois and grew up in Hudson Beach, Florida. She is a Florida southern girl at heart.
  • She has a dual B.S degree in Elementary Education and Special Education and is currently working on her M.A. in Management and Development from Harvard University Extension School.
  • She loves being at the beach, exploring Florida’s springs, traveling, and spending time with her family and French Bulldog named Ezzy.
  • She used to be a Weeki Wachee Mermaid and in the United States Coast Guard so she has a natural love and appreciation for Florida’s water resources.

 

 Mark 

 

  • Mark has been driving for 30 years and has visited the lower 48 states, Canada and Mexico adding up to over a MILLION miles on the road.
  • The women in Mark's life have all chosen to dedicate their lives to the military in one form or another.  His wife of 38 years is a retired Army Master Sargent, RN and hospital clinical director.  While his 2 daughters have served in the Navy and Coast Guard Reserves in addition to attending nursing school and teaching respectively.  
  • In his spare time Mark enjoys paddle boarding, kayaking, flipping houses with his wife, and his new hobby, kite surfing!
  • Mark recently completed all 120 hours of the Florida Master Naturalist program.