CREW Trust Staff

From top: Anne Reed, Brenda Brooks and Jessi Drummond. Photo by Rita Bauer.

Brenda Brooks has served as the Executive Director for the CREW Trust since 2008 after coming on board as the environmental education specialist in 2005. Her vision and energy helped move the CREW forward through the purchase additional lands in and around the watershed, expanding education and outreach programs, improving and expanding the trail systems and to 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

Jessi Drummond is the CREW Trust Education Coordinator. She recently graduated from Florida Gulf Coast University with a B. A. in Environmental Studies. She has been involved with the CREW Trust since she moved to Florida. She started as a volunteer then worked as an intern prior to joining the staff.  Jessi is certified in Upland Habitats through the Florida Master Naturalist program, and Conservation Education through the America Wilderness Leadership School. Her passion and excitement for the CREW project shows in everything she does.
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Anne Reed is the Communication Strategist for CREW Land & Water Trust. Prior to joining the staff in 2016, Anne was a staff reporter for The News-Press in Fort Myers and volunteered for the CREW Trust. She has a B.A. in history and minor in biology from Heidelberg College in Tiffin, Ohio. Contact Anne at