CAPTAINS FOR CLEAN WATER – BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Reid McKinstry is a Sales Manager at Mustad Hooks. Mustad Hooks is the oldest and largest fishing hook manufacturer in the world. Reid grew up in Fort Myers on the Caloosahatchee River fishing for snook, tarpon and redfish. Reid went to Virginia Tech and later graduated from Florida Gulf Coast University with BS in Business Management. Reid is an avid hunter and angler, and having seen the destruction caused by the damming and draining of the Everglades, and is fully committed to growing Captains For Clean Water into a powerful organization to fight for clean water for generations to come.
Chauncey Goss is the founder and managing partner of Goss Practical Solutions – a firm that provides federal fiscal policy analysis, budget forecasting, and geopolitical analysis. Prior to starting the firm, Goss served as Deputy Staff Director and Director of Budget Review for the House Budget Committee under Paul Ryan. Ryan credits Goss with being responsible for much of the analytical underpinnings and quantitative analysis that are the foundation of Ryan’s budgets.Before working on Capitol Hill, Mr. Goss worked for the Executive Office of the President in the Office of Management and Budget’s National Security Division where he was instrumental in ensuring the Department of Defense and Intelligence Community were properly resourced. Prior to that, he worked as a strategic planner under contract to the Air Force, Navy, and Intelligence Community. As a long-time resident of Southwest Florida, Goss first became involved with water quality issues when he worked as the Executive Director of the Gasparilla Island Conservation and Improvement Association on Boca Grande in the early 1990’s. Goss grew up on Sanibel Island and currently lives there with his wife and three sons. He is active in his community and serves as an elected member of the Sanibel City Council. He is Chairman of the Board of Trustees at the Canterbury School in Ft. Myers. He serves on the boards of the Southwest Florida Community Foundation, the Sanibel Captiva Conservation Foundation, and the United Way of Lee, Hendry, Glades, and Okeechobee Counties. He received a BA from Rollins College and a Masters in Public Policy from Georgetown University.
Leland Eric Garvin, a Florida native, and second generation trial attorney began his legal career working as a State Prosecutor until he and his father decided to join forces to create the Garvin Law Firm, a personal injury trial firm in Southwest Florida. Leland is an avid fisherman, and diver who spends countless hours on the water, both in Southwest Florida and the Florida Keys; having witnessed firsthand the catastrophic impact of the Lake Okeechobee discharges as well as the lack of flow into hyper-saline Florida Bay. After studying this problem for years, Leland decided to join with other board members informing Captains For Clean Water in an attempt to have a positive impact on all estuaries in South Florida which he believes is on “Life Support” due to poor management at the State and Federal Levels.
CAPT. BOB BEVILLE
Bob is a 3rd generation Floridian and starting coming to SW Florida from Miami in the 1950’s. He began fishing the crystal clear waters of Pine Island Sound with his grandfather and knew that one day this would be his home. Bob moved to Ft Myers in 1976 and took a position with Waterman Broadcasting in 1980 and is presently VP of Sales. Bob has always fished the waters of SW Florida and remembers fishing the clear, clean waters of the Caloosahatchee in downtown Ft Myers. Bob obtained a USGC Captains License in 2004. Bob is a Past President of Big Brothers Big Sisters, Past President of The Rotary Club of Fort Myers, President of the Lakes Park Enrichment Foundation, serves on the United Way Allocations Committees, the Lee County Parks and Recreation Advisory Board, and the Komen Grant Review Committee.
DR. MICHAEL COLLINS
Dr. Michael J Collins, MD, FACS, is the Medical Director, President and founder of the eye care practice, Collins Vision. Collins grew up just outside Washington D.C. and, thanks to his love for boating and fishing, moved to Southwest Florida in 2001 after his fellowship training in Kansas City, Missouri. In the recent decades, Collins has seen the accelerated damage in our water quality and believes there must be a sensible solution that can take into account the needs of agricultural business, the rest of the economy and more importantly the quality of life of Florida residents. Collins’ staff describes him as passionate, focused, and confident. He has the desire and drive to help make a difference and solve problems with other like-minded people. Collins is committed to Captains For Clean Water’s mission of raising awareness about the water issues in Florida and joined the Board of Directors to help find the best solutions for our environment and economy in Southwest Florida and all of South Florida.
Wendi Peterson, together with husband Chris Peterson, owns the Florida-based skiff manufacturer Hell’s Bay Boatworks. “Our business relies on clean healthy estuaries and, with roots deeply embedded in South Florida and the Everglades, the partnership between Captains For Clean Water and Hell’s Bay is symbiotic,” said the Petersons. Wendi joins the Board of Directors with years of experience in the marine industry and is deeply passionate about protecting the resource that drives so many businesses in Florida’s economy: water.
Preston “PJ” Scheiner practices law as a trial attorney with Associates & Bruce L. Scheiner, Attorneys for the Injured. PJ received his undergraduate degree from Amherst College and attended law school at the University of Miami, where he graduated cum laude. As an attorney, PJ is a regular speaker and lecturer at legal conferences and seminars and has been recognized as a Rising Star by Superlawyers. PJ is also an avid diver, fisherman, and outdoorsman who has witnessed the devastating economic and environmental impacts of repeated, large-scale Lake Okeechobee discharges into the Caloosahatchee Estuary. PJ joined Captains For Clean Water out of a desire to do something to help save Florida’s natural beauty and bounty for future generations.
Chuck Yates, a sixth-generation “Key West Conch,” is the VP of Sales and one of four principal owners of SeaDek Marine Products. As a lifelong Floridian, avid outdoorsman and owner of a business that is dependent on boating, Yates has refused to stand by and watch what is happening to our waters. Yates believes that it is this generation’s responsibility to ensure we pass along clean and abundant waters to the future generations. In order to offer his support and take action at the highest level, Yates joined the Captains For Clean Water Board of Directors. Yates currently resides on Florida’s east coast in Indialantic where he spends his free time fishing and surfing.