CREW Trust Staff

Brenda Brooks has served as the Executive Director for the CREW Land & Water Trust since 2008 after coming on board as the environmental education specialist in 2005. Her vision and energy helped move the CREW Trust forward through the purchase of additional lands in and around the watershed, expanding education and outreach programs, improving and expanding the trail systems and raising awareness of water issues in Southwest Florida. Brenda has a M.S. in Environmental Science from Florida Gulf Coast University and a B.S. degree in Environmental Science & Geography from Stetson University. Contact Brenda at brenda@crewtrust.org.

Julie Motkowicz joined the CREW Trust staff in October 2020. She is a graduate of Florida Gulf Coast University where she earned a B.A. in Environmental Studies. In pursuit of a more sustainable future, she has been involved in agroforestry, conservation, and environmental education throughout her student career, working for places such as Naples Botanical Garden and FGCU Food Forest. She loves biking, geeking out over plants, and teaching the community about the importance of our environment here in SWFL. Contact Julie at education@crewtrust.org.

Allison Vincent is the Communications Director for CREW Land & Water Trust. Prior to joining the staff in 2019, Allison was the Communications Director for Super Science and Amazing Art, an educational entertainment company in SWFL. She has a B.A. in anthropology with a focus in archaeology from the University of Central Florida in Orlando, Florida. Contact Allison at Allison@crewtrust.org.

Sarah Buhler is a Senior at Florida Gulf Coast University pursuing a B.A. in Environmental Studies with a concentration in Ecology and Environmental Assessment. She is also pursuing a minor in Education. Sarah takes special interest in the local flora and fauna of the SWFL region, and has excitement for teaching others about the natural landscape of SWFL. Sarah has volunteered throughout her college years at organizations such as the Gulf Coast Humane Society, Wings of Hope Panther Posse and the Florida Gulf Coast University Food Forest. Sarah has a passion for education and loves inspiring students to grow their love for nature. Contact Sarah at intern@crewtrust.org.

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