THIS IS LIVE WILDLY

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WHAT WE DO

WHAT WE DO

We apply an entrepreneurial approach to protecting wild Florida while seeking to balance smart growth, a robust economy, and a connected, resilient landscape.

 

Our first priority? The Florida Wildlife Corridor. This 18-million-acre wildlife superhighway is a model for public-private partnership, citizen advocacy, and grassroots support. 

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WHO WE ARE

WHO WE ARE
Founder Arnie Bellini

Arnie Bellini

Founder
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.
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CEO Lisa Shipley

LISA SHIPLEY

CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER
Hailing from the corn fields of central Illinois, Lisa brings a lifetime of love for nature to her role as CEO of Live Wildly. With 25 years of experience in conservation, she spent nearly two decades at The Nature Conservancy.
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Director, Marketing and Communications Deborah Pollard

Deborah Pollard

Director, Marketing and Communications
As a child camping on Florida’s beaches, Deborah established her life-long passion for nature and adventure. An avid gardener, traveler, and hobby-farmer, Deborah and her husband, a sixth-generation Floridian, call the Florida Wildlife Corridor home.
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Social Media Manager Aaron Rickel Jones

Aaron Rickel Jones

Director, Communications
Aaron honed his storytelling skills studying film and television production at Chapman University and has been telling multimedia stories for companies, nonprofits, and individuals ever since.
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Director, External Affairs Meredith Budd

Meredith Budd

DIRECTOR, EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
From the lush landscapes of Central and South America to the island nations of the South Pacific, Meredith spent nearly 5 years after University exploring natural wonders across the world.
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Senior Advisor Tom Eason

Thomas Eason

Senior Advisor
Thomas is a passionate wildlife conservation professional with more than 30 years of research, management, and leadership experience.
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Business Operations Advisor Kyle Baysinger

Kyle Baysinger

Business Operations Advisor
Kyle is an avid adventure cyclist, operational master-mind and part-time ranch-hand on his family farm. He has a diverse background in information technology and solutions, project management and finance.
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Field Marketing Manager Halle Goldstein

Halle Goldstein

Project Coordinator
Born and raised in Southwest Florida, Halle always felt a deep connection with the outdoors through fishing, scuba diving, and hiking. After graduating from Florida State University in 2018, Halle spent the next 5 years garnering experience in Florida’s conservation space.
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Lead Adventurist + Storyteller Sara Sheehy

Sara Sheehy

Director, Storytelling + Lead Adventurist
Sara is an adventurer and storyteller with a passion for wild places. Whether traveling in her campervan or exploring her backyard, she crafts stories that help people fall in love with the world around them.
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Adventurist George McKenzie Jr

George McKenzie Jr.

Adventurist
George McKenzie Jr., an award-winning photographer and documentarian from Brooklyn, New York, has overcome his high school dropout status to become a renowned visual storyteller.
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We are actively seeking partners to help advance Wildlife Corridor Conservation AND reach more advocates.

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