Joel Biddle

Joel Biddle was the most passionate, knowledgeable reef educator Reef Relief ever had and he served as the Educational Coordinator for about 10 years.  His early childhood experiences in Bermuda taught him all about coral reefs.   Joel created the Discover Coral Reefs School Program, turning our short presentations into a full scale program that incorporated multi-media,  field trips, educational videos, printed materials, Read the rest of this entry »

Athena Scalise Waitt

Athena Scalise Cronk (now Waitt) was the first person to become the first full time staff member at Reef Relief beyond Craig and DeeVon.  Board member Eric McCarthy, a local Key West lawyer, said he had just the person and he was so right!  She entered the scene just as we began the effort in early 1990 to establish an environmental center on the boardwalk at the foot of William Street in Key West.  Athena was the one who organized our Read the rest of this entry »

Dorothy Lee Witwer

Dorothy Lee Witwer was a long term board member who made an incredible difference for Reef Relief.  Her support for local educational programs was undisputed, and she was a special fan of the Marine Debris Timeline to prevent ocean dumping.  Along with her husband George Witwer, they joined the board about ten years ago.  We first met the Witwers when Sally Lewis recommended that they contact Reef Relief to Read the rest of this entry »