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

CREW Trust Executive Director Brenda Brooks

Jayne Johnston joined the CREW Trust staff in January 2020. She is a graduate of Florida Gulf Coast University with a B.A. in Environmental Studies and completed an internship with the CREW Trust in summer 2017. Jayne also started her second career as a volunteer coordinator for shorebird stewards with the Audubon of Southwest Florida, office manager at the Calusa Nature Center and Planetarium, part time panther outreach specialist and full-time wildlife assistance biologist with Florida Fish and Wildlife (FWC) and part time naturalist leading kayak and boat tours for Tarpon Bay Explorers at J. N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge on Sanibel. Contact Jayne at for information regarding field trips, environmental education programs and outreach opportunities.

Jayne Johnston, education coordinator

Julie Motkowicz joined the CREW Trust staff in Winter 2020 as an environmental educator, leading field trips for students and assisting with other CREW Trust programs. Julie is a student at Florida Gulf Coast University and working towards completing her bachelors degree in Environmental Studies with a concentration in sustainability education. Contact Julie by emailing

Julie Motkowicz, environmental educator

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 Vincent, communications director