MEET THE TEAM

Board & Administrative members

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Brent Fannin

President, Co-founder

As President of KOTS, Brent leads the charge for Kings of the Springs. With a background in media production and environmental education, he develops the high quality content that has made KOTS popular on social media and educated the public about Florida Springs conservation.

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Freediving Instructor and seasoned SCUBA diver, David brings an unsurpassed passion for the water. His science education background and aptitude for event planning allows him to create an incredible experience at our KOTS cleanups and other events.

David Cobiella
Vice President/Treasurer, Co-founder

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Tessa Skiles
Secretary

Tessa has been immersed in Springs conservation from childhood and was an obvious choice as a board advisor for KOTS. With her years of experience, she brings an immeasurable amount of knowledge and expertise to the team as we strive to protect the Florida Springs and their wildlife.

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Currently working towards her MBA, Lauren is the KOTS number master. A customer service professional, she most certainly has a talent for working out details and creating a fun atmosphere for volunteers.

Lauren Robinson
Board Member

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Tim is a Highlands County native and grew up surrounded by the wilds of Florida. He brings a passion for FL nature to the table, and his tenure with Marriott Vacation Club allows him to lend his business saavy to KOTS.

Tim norris

Board Member

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You won't find a more seasoned Florida paddler than Cory. His intricate knowledge of North/Central Florida rivers and springs, as well as his years of experience leading summer camp kids on paddling trips makes him the perfect fit for a KOTS board member.

Cory Deemer

Board Member

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Having recently finished his Ph.D. in Soil and Water Science from the University of Florida, Conor is an invaluable asset as we educate the public about issues facing our most precious natural resource. He's also an avid snorkeler, diver, and fossil hunter in the Florida springs and rivers!

Conor MacDonnell
Science Advisor

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Raised as an avid fisherman and diver, Randall was SCUBA certified at a young age. He is currently working towards a degree in Business Management from the University of Florida, and enjoys sharing his love for Florida ecosystems by raising awareness and volunteering.

Randall Spivey
Administrative Intern

REgional Cleanup Coordinators

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