Board of Directors

Florida SEE is governed by a voluntary Board of Directorswhichadvise, govern,
oversee policy and direction, and assist with the leadership and general promotion of the Florida Society forEthical Ecotourism so as to support the organization's mission and needs.

If you are interested in joining the Florida SEE Board of Directors, please review their job description below and complete/return the application form

Florida SEE Board of Directors Job Description: click here

Florida SEE Board of Directors Application Form: click here

2023Board Meeting Dates:
FL SEE board meetings normally take place on the second Tuesday of every other monthat 4:00pm via ZOOM meetings unless otherwise stated below. They are open to the membership, please email to participate as a member guest.
January 10, March 14, May 9, July 11, September -tbd (Annual Meeting), October 10, December 12

2023 Board of Directors:
Janice Hindson, Chairperson
Finance & Certification Committee member
Northeast Region

Janice brings a wealth of experience having worked for the past 30 years to develop prospect lists and marketing plans in order to improve market penetration and build relationships with business owners in various geographic markets. Janice has a BSBA from Valparaiso University and an MBA (Entrepreneurial & Leadership) from North Central College.Janice has two daughters and splits her time between Gainesville and St. Augustine.She is now retired and hopes to use utilize these skills to work together with the FL SEE board and committee members to further increase certifications and membership.

Janice also serves as theVolunteer Coordinator for Paddle Florida, Inc. a non-profit headquartered in Gainesville, FL who has for the past eight years been focused on water conservation, wildlife protection, springs restoration, and waterways protection in Florida.They accomplish this by staging multi-day paddling trips in each of the five water management districts in Florida.Janice served in the USCG and is an avid paddler and is passionate about ensuring our waterways, parks and natural resources are there for future generations to enjoy.

Dr. David W. Randle, Vice Chair
Business Development Committee Chair
Central West Region

David Randle holds a B.A. from California Lutheran University, an M-Div. from the Iliff School of Theology, and a doctorate in Spiritual Disciplines, Wellness and Environmental Concerns from the University of Northern Colorado, Greeley, CO. He currently directs the Sustainable Tourism concentration for the USF College of Global Sustainability and serves as president and executive director of the WHALE Center, and Managing Director of the International Ocean Institute Waves of Change initiative. He serves on the Global Sustainable Tourism Council International Education & Training Committee.

As the first ordained environmental minister in the nation, Dave has successfully coordinated a national campaign to preserve water, wildlife, and wilderness areas on behalf of the Pitkin County Commissioners, served as political and environmental advisor to John Denver, and initial program development coordinator for John Denver's Windstar Foundation. Dave was selected as one of the five lead-off witnesses for hearings by the U. S. Presidential Commission for a Peace Academy & Conflict Resolution and helped lead a team of 150 persons at the Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. During the Salt Lake Olympics, Dave worked with UNEP & URI to develop the Earth and Faith Leadership Development Program that was piloted in the Olympic Village in Salt Lake City and which received an Olympic Award and an award at the United Nations.

Beth Courtright,Treasurer
Finance Committee Chair
Southwest Region

Beth Courtright is a Registered Nurse who is semi-retired. She has lived in Collier County since 1986, originally moving from Massachusetts. She is involved with the following organizations: Corkscrew Regional Ecosystem Watershed, Collier County Blueway Committee Member,Florida Panther National Wildlife Preserve, PaddleFlorida, UF IFAS Extension of Collier County-Advisory Board Member, Florida Paddling Trail Association, and the American Canoe Association.

Pete Corradino
Certification Committee

Southwest Region

Pete was born and raised just northwest of the Everglades in Venice, Florida. He grew up at the Florida Monkey Sanctuary, a 10-acre, private non-profit organization owned and operated by his parents from 1968-1988.
His experience at the sanctuary involved not only working with hundreds of primates of various species, but also provided the opportunity to become immersed in the natural history of the area, where the sanctuary alone was home to Sandhill Cranes, Wood Storks, Indigo Snakes, River Otters and abundance of other native wildlife. Leaving the subtropics for colder climates, Pete attended the University of Vermont and graduated with a BS in Wildlife and Fisheries Biology. He returned to southwestern Florida and guided for the Everglades Day Safari from 1998-2000 before once again trading sandals for snowshoes in Vermont where he worked for six years as a Park Ranger at Lowell Lake State Park in Londonderry, VT.

Pete later worked his way up to become the Director of the environmental education organization, the Vermont Institute of Natural Science in Manchester, VT, teaching natural history and encouraging environmental conservation to students of all ages. He returned to his native state of Florida in 2007 to become the Director of Operations of Everglades Day Safari. Later that year he joined the board of Florida SEE and in 2009 began co-developing the Florida SEE certification program. In 2016, Pete became the owner of Everglades Day Safari.

Dr. Carolin Lusby
Marketing Committee
Southeast Region

Dr. Carolin Lusby is an Assistant Professor at the Chaplin School of Hospitality & Tourism Management at Florida International University, where she teaches graduate and undergraduate level courses in tourism, research methods, and leadership. She received her doctoral degree in Tourism Recreation and Sport Management from the University of Florida in 2007. Furthermore, Dr. Lusby holds a master’s degree in Tourism and the Environments from the World Leisure Center of Excellence at Wageningen University in the Netherlands.

Prior to beginning her career in academia, Dr. Lusby worked in the tourism industry where she found her passion for approaching touring and using tourism as a tool for personal transformation. Among others, Dr. Lusby was a youth travel guide for Europe’s biggest teen travel company, worked for a teen adventure travel company, and developed skills and training in adventure and experience-based learning. Ultimately, she became a PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainer and a Ropes Course Facilitator.

In her first academic teaching endeavor at California State University Long Beach, Dr. Lusby assumed the role of head of the tourism program. As a lifelong learner, Dr. Lusby became interested in the topic of sustainability and became a Green Globe certified auditor. Seeing tourism’s potential for negative impacts on people, culture, and the environment, Dr. Lusby focused on sustainable development of tourism and incorporated community-based tourism in her study tours. Dr. Lusby speaks German and French and firmly believes in the value of meaningful study abroad experiences to foster the development of global citizens.

Nancy MacPhee
Marketing & Education Committee Member
Southwest Region

Nancyservesas theTourism Development Managerfor the Lee County Visitor &Convention Bureau.Previously, shespent 25 years working as a parks & recreation professional developing and managing outdoor recreation programs and facilities in Lee County, FL and Monmouth County, NJ. She has a degree in Parks & Recreation Resource Managementfrom Slippery Rock University, is certified as an Outdoor Leader by theWilderness Education Association;a Florida Master Naturalist, and as an AHLEI Guest Service Professional. She also serves on the board of directorsfor the American Shore & Beach Preservation Association, and Barrier Island Parks Society/Friends of Cayo Costa State Park.

David Outerbridge
Education Committee Co-Chair
Southwest Region

David is the UF/IFASLee County Extension Director in the Southwest district.His work in Lee focuses on natural resources, sustainable food systems and agritourism. David hasspent 15 years working in natural resources, managing natural areas, and helping develop more sustainable use of agricultural land. He has a Bachelor of the Arts in Anthropology from SUNY Purchase and an MSc in Geography from Durham University. Much of his educational works focus on the interaction between humans and the natural environment and how to create sustainable resilience that supports both systems.

Dr. Taylor V. Stein
Education Committee member
North Central Region

Taylor V. Stein, Associate Professor, joined the University of Florida School of Forest Resources and Conservation in 1998 with teaching and research responsibilities in ecotourism. His research efforts focus on the economic and non-economic benefits of natural or near-natural landscapes with an emphasis on the social sciences. Before joining the School, he served as a Research Fellow at the University of Minnesota’s College of Natural Resources. In addition to teaching a research responsibilities, Dr. Stein is the lead SFRC faculty involved in the USDA Forest Service/Florida Agricultural & Mechanical University cooperative degree program.

Dr. Stacey Wolfe
Certification Committee membe

Southeast Region

Dr. Stacy Wolfe started her career as a naturalist for the Ohio Department of Natural Resources. She moved to Florida and received a M.S. in Oceanography and a M.S. in Coastal Zone Management. Later, she completed a doctoral degree in Leadership. She has devoted much of her career to education. She has taught and developed curriculum at the middle school, high school, and college levels - in the fields of biology, ecology, and environmental conservation. For the past 6 years, she and her husband have owned and operated an eco-tour company called Wild Lime Adventures, which takes guests beyond the normal touristic types of experiences, so they learn about the natural ecology and history of the places they visit, all the while becoming immersed in real and authentic nature and cultural adventures.

Charles Wright
Southwest Region

Capt. Charles Wright is a professional fishing guide, outdoor writer, kayak expedition leader and naturalist interpretive guide. He grew up in South Florida and the Keys, and has personally enjoyed the Everglades and Everglades National Park since 1972. Schooled as an Environmental Engineer, an FAA Certified Flight Instructor, Florida Master Naturalist, and US Coast Guard (USGS) Captain, he left his environmental consulting business and moved to Everglades City after hurricane Andrew. He has been guiding professionally in the Park since 1997, and is the President of Chokoloskee Enterprises, Inc. (d/b/a Everglades Area Tours, Chokoloskee Charters & Everglades Kayak Fishing), and is on the Board of Directors of the Everglades Chamber of Commerce, the Friends of Fakahatchee Strand and the Florida Guides Association.

Charles is also active in the Florida Paddle Sports Association, the Audubon Society, and the Collier County Convention and Visitors Bureau. The use of a dedicated transport boat for the kayaks and the compelling need to educate his guests about the Everglades steered him to conduct educational-based tours in the Park and eventually to create Everglades Area These are the result of his passion to share and protect the Everglades he finds so precious.