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Kelsey was born and raised in Central Florida. Her love of nature began with Florida’s beautiful beaches. She has a Bachelors degree in marine science from Florida Gulf Coast University. She became a naturalist on Sanibel, shortly after graduation, giving kayak tours and nature cruises. Her passion for nature has only grown over the years, and she loves having the opportunity to share her knowledge passion with everyone. Kelsey enjoys painting, birding, and exploring Florida through hiking, kayaking, and camping with her husband and daughter. Kelsey has explored much of natural Florida and believes that the Everglades is Florida’s greatest treasure! There is no other wetland in the world quite like it, so she loves being able to share this amazing place with others. Her gentle nature and wealth of knowledge is sure to make for an unforgettable experience.
I was born in Alabama at a very young age and grew up in a rural farm area that gave me the opportunity to observe, appreciate and learn about nature. My passion for nature was not only fueled by the world that I grew up in but also by watching old Tarzan movies as a child where Johnny Weismuller ruled on the big screen.
After moving to Ft. Myers as a 12 year old inquisitive child my nature world expanded greatly! Alligators, turtles, manatee, birds and plants and the Everglades totally intrigued me. I have spent an amazing 11 years on active duty in the Air Force and an additional 2 years in the Army National Guard. From there I served in the United States Secret Service for another 14 years before returning to my home here in southwest Florida.
I am the father of 3 absolutely wonderful children and grandfather to 9 equally wonderful grandchildren.
I have since broadened my education and obtained my Florida master naturalist certification and have been guiding for 8 years. I am excited to be with this great organization and love the Everglades and love sharing this marvelous place with our guests! I look forward to serving you and building more great memories and adventures with you!
Cristina is a native Floridian and grew up in a house full of reptiles including boas and pythons and has always had a passion for wildlife and biology. She has a bachelor of science degree in Biology from the University of North FL, and worked for local and state govt. agencies as an environmental specialist for a total of 9 yrs. Cristina began guiding in 2004 and is a certified Florida Master Naturalist.
She is also the owner of Everglades Adventure and she also owns Good Time Charters, Paradise Charters, and Fort Myers Beach Yoga Llc. Cristina is a volunteer biologist for the Estero Bay Aquatic Preserve, and is also on Environmental Advisory committees for both the Estero Bay Preserve, and Fort Myers Beach Marine Resources. Crowned Buzzard Queen of Goodland Fl in 2006, she is also a registered yoga teacher. She is a wealth of knowledge about the cultural history, wildlife, and ecosystems of Florida and makes for a fun and insightful experience!