President and Founder
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 has also spent over a decade working in Corporate America for one of Fortune 500's top electric utilities. Besides sea turtle conservation, her other passion is working with adults with disabilities. She is a certified supported living coach and person support.
Conservation Program Manager
Heather Dean Clarchick is pursuing her Bachelor's of Science Degree in Marine Biology. Born and raised in South Florida, Heather is extremely passionate about the ocean and marine conservation. She is a gifted educator who effectively communicates the importance of ocean conservation to a variety of audiences. Heather is also a permitted sea turtle nest monitor and when she is not teaching she is spending her time on the beach doing her part to conserve our local population of sea turtles.
Alessandra Schnirel is pursuing her Bachelor's Degree. She successfully completed a three month internship with STA through Gulfstream Goodwill's Discovering Your Potential Program, designed for adults with special needs entering the workforce. Alessandra "Allie" provides support to our many programs both in the office and at community events.