The team at the Florida Wildlife Federation is essential to guiding the Federation’s mission and work. They ensure our programs have an optimal impact as we push to keep Florida wild.
Becky has over 30 years of experience in business management. She enjoys her family, friends, reading, entertaining, traveling, sports, cooking, boating, and fishing.
Sarah has 20 years of experience running local, state, and national advocacy campaigns. She enjoys camping, biking and exploring our waterways with her family.
Lynn has 40 years of Member Service experiences. She loves to fish, crochet, woodwork, paint, garden and so much more.
Casey Darling Kniffin
Casey is an experienced environmental advocate with a background in marine biology and conservation. She enjoys paddling, snorkeling, and exploring nature trails with her family in South Florida.
Marney is an enthusiatic biker, hiker, gardener and advocate of learing about natural resources and conservation through outdoor activities.
Board of Directors 2023/2024
Florida Wildlife Federation’s Board of Directors is elected by the general membership and comes from across the state to freely give their time and energy to the cause of conservation. The Board is comprised of committed volunteers who share the common goal of keeping our state rich in wildlife and natural wonders
Born and raised in South Florida, Dave is an avid outdoorsman, environmental activist, and Everglades water policy enthusiast.
Laurie Hood is the founder of Alaqua Animal Refuge. Born and raised in Louisiana, she graduated from LSU with a degree in Marketing.
Bobbie holds a bachelor’s degree from Cornell University and now she holds the seat of President Pro-Tem in the town of Palm Beach.
Joe practiced law in Palm Beach County for over 40 years, and holds a BA from UNC, and a JD from the University of Miami.
Pepper Uchino is an expert on environmental policy with a specific focus on natural resources. He is the President of the FSBPA.
Ray Carthy, Ph.D.
Ray is a Wildlife Biologist and a faculty member at the University of Florida. His research centers on ecology of endangered species.
Capt Adam Morley is native to NE Florida, owner of Genung’s Fish Camp, captain for the Matanzas Riverkeeper’s “Litter Gitter,” and the recipient of the FWF Living Green award.
Mason is an active sportsman and wilderness enthusiast of Central Florida. With a background in GIS, he hopes to create a more sustainable future land-use model, and spread a passion of conservation to his peers.
René Wiesner Brown, Ph.D.
Dr. René Wiesner Brown has a background in land conservation, habitat restoration, and resilience, and is an independent researcher on climate science & policy.
As a researcher and college professor, Jennifer has over 20 yrs of experience in coastal conservation. Her passion is for the study and conservation of coastal fisheries and the ecosystems that support them.
John, a civil trial lawyer and Mediator, is native to north Florida. He is the founding member and president of the Ichetucknee Alliance.
A dedicated environmental activist and outdoorsman born and raised in S Florida. His love of Florida’s wild inspired him to earn a J.D. where he focused on environmental law.
Jay Exum, Ph.D.
Dr. Jay Exum is a wildlife biologist and owner of Exum Associates, Inc. a private environmental consulting firm based in central Florida.
Grant has over 30 years of experience in Natural Resource Management, Historic Preservation, and Intergovernmental Coordination.
Jaclyn grew up in Tampa Bay. She loves spending time outdoors appreciating the wonders of the natural world with her children.
Science, politics, and I collide in America's Everglades. World’s best aunt. World’s greatest stepmom. Tennis (when not limping). Seminole for life.
Clinton Trotta is a financial advisor in Tampa Bay, Florida. He enjoys spending time in Everglades National Park and volunteering for environmental initiatives.