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Staff

Founder and Executive Director

Jacquelyn Kingston holds a Bachelor’s degree in Biological Sciences from Florida Institute of Technology and a Master’s degree in Biological Sciences from Florida Atlantic University.  Her Master’s Degree research has been incorporated into the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission's Marine Turtle Conservation Handbook.  She is also the permit holder for Marine Turtle Permit (MTP) #098 and has been monitoring local beaches for sea turtle nests for 18 years.  Prior to obtaining her Bachelor's degree, Jacquelyn spent five years volunteering her time at the Loggerhead Marinelife Center in Juno Beach, FL.  She completed a summer internship with Mote Marine Laboratory's sea turtle department in Sarasota, FL as well.  Jacquelyn also spent 15 years working in Corporate America for one of Fortune 500's top electric utilities, specializing in project management.  Besides sea turtle conservation, she is passionate about working with adults with disabilities. She is certified in Professional Crisis Management (PCM), CPR, First Aid and AED.  Jackie is also a Supported Living Coach.

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iCare Program Director

Samantha "Sami" Majors was born and raised in Delray Beach, FL.  She is a senior at Florida International University majoring in Psychology.  In her free time, she enjoys spending time with family, doing art projects, and being outdoors!

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Operations Specialist

Robert "Bob" Kiekenapp was raised in South Florida.  He is an avid fisherman and boater.  Bob is active in many aspects of Sea Turtle Adventures, helping to provide operational and maintenance support for our many programs. He is certified in CPR, First Aid and AED.

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iCare Program Assistant

Rebecca “Becky” was born and raised in Southern Ohio, where she earned her associate degree in Human Services and a bachelors degree in Applied Science from Ohio University. 

 

She has worked in direct care with adults with special needs and has over 5-years experience working in a group home setting. Becky later was hired by another large facility in Pike County, Ohio where she was a Qualified Mental Health Professional writing individual plans and goals for residents of that facility. In addition, she was responsible for the management of the direct care workers and overseeing the day-to-day operations of a large on-site group home for the organization. 

Becky enjoys spending time with her family. In her spare time she enjoys nature, serving in the children’s department at a local South Florida church, and going to Disney World.  

iCare Program Associate

Deena was born in Atlanta, GA and raised in New York and Wellington, FL.  She graduated from Unicorn Academy in Boca Raton, FL in 2018.  She is obtaining her certificate in Supported Community Living at FAU.  She is also a certified Life Coach through IAP Career College.  In her free time, Deena likes to attend iCare events, go horseback riding, and go swimming.

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