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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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Director of Operations

Joe Kingston was raised in South Florida.  He spent 5 years in the US Navy and specialized in navigation.  He is also a past small business owner whose expertise was in making custom furniture.  He is certified in Professional Crisis Management (PCM), CPR, First Aid and AED.  Besides his work at STA, he enjoys gardening, woodworking, and spending time with his wife and dogs.

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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 Lead

Danielle was born in New York.  She was raised (and currently lives in) Wellington.  She is a senior at Palm Beach Atlantic University majoring in Occupational Therapy with a double minor in Psychology and Education.  She is certified in CPR, First Aid and AED.  In her free time, she enjoys concerts and CrossFit!

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Conservation Program Manager

Lexie was born and raised in Minnesota, but currently resides in Boynton Beach. She has her Bachelor's Degree in Biology/ Marine Science from the University of Tampa, and her Master's Degree in Marine Environmental Science from Nova Southeastern University. She has worked with sea turtle conservation groups around the state of Florida. In her free time, Lexie likes to paint.

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Environmental Specialist

Haley was born and raised in West Palm Beach, FL.  She holds a bachelor's degree in Environmental Science and Policy from the University of South Florida.  She previously interned in the Sea Turtle Department at Clearwater Marine Aquarium.  In her free time, Haley likes to dance and travel.

iCare Life Coach 

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.