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Founding Members

Doug CifersChairman & Founding Board Member, President & Publisher JGC Development, LLC (formerly Florida Media Inc) Lake Mary, FL 32746, Editor and publisher of Florida Monthly and other Florida publications, Real Florida, Florida Homes & Lifestyles, Florida Fishing & Boating Guide, Florida Spring Training Guide, and a dozen more explores, preserves and celebrates Florida’s heritage each month. http://floridamagazine.com ~ Publisher@FloridaMagazine.com

Joakim “Jay” NordqvistVice Chairman & Founding Board Member – CEO, Co-Owner, and a Principal Engineer at GSE Engineering. Jay has over 30 years of experience in providing geotechnical, structural, and environmental engineering consulting services to a wide variety of clients, both public and private. Jay earned his B.S. in Civil Engineering from the University of Florida in 1985, and is an active member of the A.S.C.E, Urban Land Institute, and the Florida Brownfields Association. He is also active in local civic organizations including the Rotary Club. gseengineering.com

Charlie Souza Board of Directors & Founding Board Member – Webmaster / Social Network Editor, Bassist/Musician, songwriter & vocalist in The Tropics, former bass player with Tom Petty-Mudcrutch, former Bassist/Vocalist for the New Rascals and author of LiveYourDreamBook.com & TampaBayMusicRoots.com. TampaBayMusicHall.com ~ CharlieSouza.com

Vance W. KidderBoard of Directors – Vance is a semi-retired attorney who has practiced environmental law since 1973. An uninspired piano and French horn student in his youth, as an adult he has an avid interest in music and is a collector of old records, especially jazz records. Law Firm, Tallahassee, FL

Cris Cifers – Director – Gainesville Site Manager and Oversight Commitee Vice Chair. http://floridamagazine.com