Board of Directors
Last Name First Name Position Affiliation
Baker Michelle Director Judge, Brevard County District 1
Bankert Stephen Director Computer Programer
Barker Virginia Vice Chair Mgmt. Section Svsr./Brevard County NRMO
Birch Anne Ex officio The Nature Conservancy
Carlson Sue Secretary Community Advocate
Day Robert Vice Chair Community Advocate
Donnelly Melinda Treasurer University of Central Florida
Evans Nancy Director Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott
Gaetjens Bart Chairman FPL Company
George Don Vice Chair Geomar Environmental Consultants, Inc.
Lamb Vince Director Community Advocate
Long Martha J. Director Titusville City Council
Pritchett Rita Director Titusville City Council
Thompson Laurilee Ex officio Dixie Crossroads
Tucker Beth Anne Director Tucker Alarm Systems
Varley Rob Director Photographer
Winsten Keith Immed Past Chair Brevard Zoo

Support Team
Last Name First Name Position Description
Eager Barb Executive Director Effective May 1, 2016, Barb became responsible for all operational activities of the Alliance, with the number one event being the Space Coast Birding and Wildlife Festival. She brings a background of over 35 years in tourism, non-profit management and conference planning. Barb Eager's previous affiliation was with the North American Association for Environmental Education as Deputy Director of Administration, Conference and Core Services. She brings years of non-profit experience to the BNA. Barb semi-retired 10 years ago and worked locally helping the Anglers for Conservation receive their 501(c) (3) accreditation, worked in sales and marketing for Dolphin Cruises and Eco-Tours and Space Coast River Tours, and volunteered in various endeavors in Brevard County. We welcome Barb and the vision she has for the continued growth of the BNA and the SCBWF.
Harris Neta Marketing & Resources Neta Harris's impressive past and long term relationships with the SCBWF event and its people make her the perfect choice to concentrate on funding strategies, securing sponsors and donors, writing grant proposals and building sustainable new relationships. Neta's pivotal experience includes securing event funding, multi-level media & marketing initiatives plus environmental and nature-based tourism advocacy.
Hoelscher Barbara Programs Barbara's experience as a certified guide and librarian pave the way for her to collaborate with event Speakers, Field trip Leaders, and Photographers as they prepare activity descriptions and data for program publication. She will design the Exhibit Center to have space and hours that are advantageous for both the exhibitor and the attendee. Throughout these processes she will develop statistics and reports that are useful for economic impact data, scheduling, and future festival planning. We don't know whether it's the engineer in her or influences from the magical atmosphere in which she is surrounded at the Enchanted Forest, but her reports are world class documents.
Eager Jim Social Media Jim will be responsible for all social media for the Space Coast Birding & Wildlife Festival (SCB&WF) as well as the Brevard Nature Alliance (BNA). He has been the social media coordinator for the Space Coast Audubon Society (SCAS), which included Facebook, Meetup, SCAS blog and local SCAS listservs for the past several years. Jim has been on the board of SCAS for nine (9) years and served as Vice President-Program/Publicity Chair for the past two (2) years and has just recently been elected to the Board of Directors at the Florida Ornithological Society. He has been associated, as a field trip leader, with the SCB&WF for many years as well as co-organizer of the Family Birding Scavenger Hunt at the festival. Jim is a field trip leader for the Everglades Birding Festival, Wings & Wildflower Festival, Florida Birding & Nature Festival and is a tour leader for Florida Nature Tours as well as guiding in the Central Florida area with his own company Obsessive Compulsive Birding. He has also worked as a naturalist/narrator for Dolphingirl Cruises & Eco-tours and Wildside Tours and as a recreation aide for Brevard County Parks & Recreation at Rotary Park Nature Center.