About

Our Staff

Meet our leadership team.

Keith Laakkonen

Keith Laakkonen

Sanctuary Director

Shawn Clem, PhD

Shawn Clem, PhD

Director of Conservation

Gio D'Achiardi

Gio D'Achiardi

Facilities Manager

Meet our team.

Jordan Allen

Jordan Allen

Development Associate

Cecilia Benalcazar

Cecilia Benalcazar

Retail Sales Manager

Will Braybrooks

Will Braybrooks

Senior Facilities Assistant

Brad Cornell

Brad Cornell

Southwest Florida Policy Associate

Mandi Ferris

Mandi Ferris

Seasonal Outdoor Educator

Kathy Howle

Kathy Howle

Membership Coordinator

Alex Meinders

Alex Meinders

Research Technician

Kristina O'Hern

Kristina O'Hern

Volunteer and Membership Manager

Sarah Sauerland

Sarah Sauerland

Senior Development Manager

Randy Shaffer

Randy Shaffer

Senior Facilities Coordinator

Kathleen Shepard

Kathleen Shepard

Office Coordinator

Sally Stein

Sally Stein

Director of Public Programs

Scott Svec

Scott Svec

Resource Manager

Ulli Trainer

Ulli Trainer

Assistant Retail Manager

Allyson Webb

Allyson Webb

Senior Resource Manager

Renee Wilson

Renee Wilson

Senior Communications Coordinator

Jacob Zetzer

Jacob Zetzer

Restoration Technician

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