12157 Heckscher Drive, Jacksonville, FL 32226

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OUR BOARD

Margaret Bellucci, President

Margaret is a retired CPA and was a longtime volunteer for Rhode Island National Wildlife Refuges before retirement and a subsequent move to Amelia Island. Her wildlife interests are primarily in wildflowers and birds and she enjoys photographing both.  Beach walking and geology are among some of Margaret's hobbies.

 

Margaret believes The Talbot Islands State Parks include the most beautiful marshes and beaches in this area and preservation of these resources is very important to her.

Ron Lindhart, Secretary

Ron is a banking consultant who semi-retired to Amelia Island after 37 years as a federal bank regulator. Ron's frequent and favorite activity around the Talbot Islands State Parks is kayaking the salt marsh creeks and estuaries, as well as ocean-side coastline. Ron is passionate about our mission to enhance Talbot Islands State Parks by educating the public, supporting the park, and providing future generations enjoyment of the natural beauty of The Real Florida.

Leslie Wheeler, Treasurer

Leslie has been a member of The Florida Trail Association for over 20 years and loves to hike and camp.  She is hoping to complete her Florida Master Naturalist certificate in 2017.  In her professional career, she managed the Transfusion Services department at UF Health Jacksonville for 16 years. Now semi-retired, she wants to get more involved with local parks, and believes the Talbot Islands Parks are treasures we need to protect and promote!

Sherri Hair, Member at Large

Sherri Hair is a resident of Amelia Island recently retired from the printing industry. She is a certified Florida Master Naturalist and a permitted volunteer with the Amelia Island Sea Turtle Watch. As a Florida native who enjoys the Real Florida, she hopes to use her love of our state parks to benefit the Talbot Island family of parks through her involvement with its CSO.

Ron Pfeffer, Member at Large

Ron Discovered the Talbot Islands State Parks after retiring to Amelia Island in the Spring of 2016. He feels we are so blessed to have these precious natural resources preserved in perpetuity. They quickly became his go-to places for a variety of outdoor activities and provide a perfect backdrop to pursue his interests in birding and nature photography. Starting in September 2019, he will be leading bimonthly bird walks at Spoonbill Pond on Big Talbot Island State Park to spread awareness of the amazing diversity of bird life there.

Phyllis Hockett, Member at Large

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