Executive Committee

Chair — Jessica Lewis

Other roles: Sierra Club leadership; volunteer with League of Women Voters, Democratic Socialists of America, Planned Parenthood, etc.

Favorite spot on the water: Ten Thousand Islands

Favorite quote: “We may have all come on different ships, but we’re in the same boat now.” — Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Vice Chair – Thomas Paterek


Other roles: Big Brother Big Sister, SYRV, Crescent Heights Neighborhood Association, Williams Park Committee, Engage St Pete

Favorite spot on the water: Uluwatu, Bali

Favorite quote: “The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.” — Lao Tzu

Treasurer – Craig Bothwell

Other roles: Suncoast RAP Coalition: Treasurer/Fundraising Chair; Project Manager Pinellas County for Ameritrust Residential Services

Favorite place on the water: in a kayak on Little Manatee River or a secret, little nook at Ft. DeSoto

Favorite quote: “There are no passengers on space ship Earth. We are all crew” – Marshall McLuhan

Secretary – Jessica Salmond

Other roles: Communications coordinator, Early Learning Coalition of Hillsborough County

Favorite spot on the water: Kayaking down the Peace River

Favorite quote: “We are tied to the ocean. And when we go back to the sea we are going back from whence we came.” — John F. Kennedy

Volunteer Coordinator – Jazzy Duarte

Other roles: Director of Sustainable Initiatives in Student Government at USFSP

Favorite place on the water: Anywhere I can string up my hammock and listen to the waves.

Favorite quote: “If it doesn’t challenge you, it won’t change you.” — Fred Devito

Policy Coordinator — Jennifer Rubiello

Other roles: Environment Florida, Awake Pinellas, Venture House, Green Corps, Sierra Club

Favorite place on the water: waterskiing, swimming, snorkeling

Favorite quote: “Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.” -MLK

Sarasota Committee Chair — Sean David Altice

Other roles: Chief Operating Officer/Co-Owner Altez Vacations

Favorite place on the water: Bird Key, Sarasota

Favorite quote: “We choose to go to the moon in this decade and do the other things, not because they are easy, but because they are hard, because that goal will serve to organize and measure the best of our energies and skills, because that challenge is one that we are willing to accept, one we are unwilling to postpone, and one which we intend to win, and the others, too.” — John F. Kennedy

Core Volunteers

Special Events Coordinator — Gordon Harlow Bonnett

Other roles: Art and music instructor, Arts Conservatory for Teens; art instructor, Creative Clay

Favorite spot on the water: Love offshore winds and clear water on any given surf session

Quote: “I surf to get tan.” — Shane Dorian

Beach Cleanup Coordinator — Ryan Druyor

Other roles: Assistant Research Scientist; GIS Analyst; Kiteboarding Instructor

Favorite spot on the water: North Beach, Fort DeSoto

Favorite quote: “The cure for anything is salt water – sweat, tears, or the sea.”

― Isak Dinesen

Blue Water Task Force Coordinator – Andy Hayslip

Other roles: Director of Tampa Bay Waterkeerper