Boating Advisory Council Members

Member Name

Group Represented

Colonel Curtis Brown Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission
Mr. Spencer Anderson U.S. Power Squadrons
Mr. Lester Ares Canoe or Kayak Enthusiasts
Mr. Robert Atkins Boating Public
Mr. David Childs Marine Manufacturers 
Mr. Mark Crosley Florida Inland Navigation District
Mr. Stephen Danzig Marine Special Events
Senator Charles Dean Florida Senate
Mr. Robert Gill Commercial Fishing Industry
Mr. William Griswold U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary
Representative Ray Pilon Florida House of Representatives
Ms. April Price Water-related Environmental Groups
Mr. Todd Rebol Boating Public
Mr. Brad Richardson Department of Environmental Protection
Mr. Christopher C. Shaffner Commercial Vessel Owners/Operators
Mr. Dean Shuler Scuba Diving Industry
Ms. Kathleen Tripp Manatee Protection Interests
Mr. Hans Wilson Marine Industries


FWC Facts:
There were 55 boating deaths in 2012 - 34 of them were caused by drowning. Wearing a life jacket might have saved those lives. All boaters should wear one while on the water

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