An avid cyclist who once also swam the English Channel, Arnie dedicated his life to protecting nature after an encounter with a Florida panther near his home just outside Tampa Bay. Watching the big cat bat a butterfly was the moment he knew the future of Florida lies within the health and sustainability of its Wildlife Corridor. In the spring of 2022 Arnie founded Live Wildly Foundation with a similar ethos that led to his successful tech career – be bold, act fast, and lean into innovation. For Arnie, Live Wildly means having it all – a booming economy, healthy communities and a thriving natural world. It’s giving every future Floridian the experience of coming face to face with nature just as he did.