Board of Directors

In accordance with the bylaws of Friends of Little Orange Creek, Inc the Board of Directors helps shape the actions of FLOC. As well as a Board, FLOC also has a group of Advisors and Consultants who help provide expertise and suggestions to the Board. To be considered you must be a member of FLOC and show commitment to the Nature Park.

All are welcome to come to a meeting. Please contact Randi Cameon (rcameon@cox.net) for the next meeting location and date.

Friends of Little Orange Creek, Inc (FLOC) Board of Directors

Randi Cameon, MPH, PA
President
Background in public health, international and women’s health, and grant writing.
Randi is looking forward to seeing all the parts of this project come together; environmental education programs for children, cultural/historic preservation, community events, and recreational opportunities.

Sabine Dickel
Treasurer
Architect (specializing in “green” architecture and historic preservation)
All her life, Sabine has been interested in protecting the environment. She became involved in Little Orange Creek Nature Park in 2008 when she relocated to Florida.

Grace Burmester
Vice President, Administrative 
Environmental science background
Grace is interested in promoting local environmental education and recreational opportunities in our community. She has been involved with Little Orange Creek Nature Park since 2012.  She currently works with youth summer science programs with UF.

Nathan Burmester
Vice President, Technical
Nathan has been involved with the park since 2013, and is FLOC’s representative to the Little Orange Creek Preserve coalition. He has a degree in Environmental Science and Biology and currently works on a UF biological station in land management.

Jackie Timmons
Secretary
Having been born and raised in Florida, mostly in the northern half of the state, and coming from Georgia and Alabama farmers, Jackie’s connection to the land is both undeniable and essential to her sense of well-being. Introducing people to the old Florida that she knows and loves has long been a favorite pastime, so it is extremely satisfying to witness the remarkable effect that Little Orange Creek Nature Park has on everyone who visits. She considers it such an honor to be able to participate in the conservation of this special, spiritual place and the surrounding area. Jackie see a future at Little Orange Creek where generations to come will have their souls nurtured and where the spirit of the Park will thrive in return.

Robin Esser Frey, BA
Board Member
Robin is a lifelong Florida resident who is passionate about preserving the state’s natural beauty and resources. Dedicated to Kathy Cantwell’s mission, she plans to bring environmental education to students of all ages by assisting in bringing the dream alive of opening Little Orange Creek Nature Park. Robin holds and English degree from the University of Florida and has a background in education, marketing, event management, and hospitality.

Christy Penman 
Board Member 
Christy has a background in horticulture and horticultural therapy and is enthusiastic about the environmental education program. Christy is new to Little Orange Creek but is already enjoying connecting kids to nature out at the park!

Jenna Weston
Board Member
Jenna is an avid environmentalist, artist, poet and teacher. Nature is the source of the imagery in her poems and paintings, and she uses materials such as vines and twigs to create her sculptures. She loves to connect people with the natural world through her workshops and classes.

 

If you are interested in serving on the FLOC Board, we are looking for folks with these specific skills/interests:

  • Environmental Education
  • Event Planning
  • Fundraising
  • Grant writing
  • Graphic Arts
  • Office management/data management

Please contact FLOC President, Randi Cameon (rcameon@cox.net) for more information.

Recent Board Members: 
Julia R. Thaler, DMD – FLOC’s President from 2011-2015 and on the board until 2017.

 

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