Members of the Board


steve friedman

Vice-President of the Board, Captain Steve Friedman is directly affected by the crisis in the Bay. As a busy and tournament-winning backcountry guide, he is an opinion leader in the guide community. Recently installed as the head of the Florida Keys Fishing Guides Association, Friedman will call his colleagues to the task of speaking up about the degradation of the resource that directly affects the guide community. Click here to learn more about Capt. Steve.

Xavier Figueredo

Captain Xavier Figueredo is a back-country guide and student of the environment. He has a talent for accurately and calmly informing decision makers without offending. His past life as a hospital administrator makes him well versed in professionalism and tolerance for the political process. Find him on most days fishing at Bay and Reef Company.

Christy Hughes

Christy Hughes is a 22 year resident of the Florida Keys. After leaving a 10 year teaching career to raise her family, she reentered the workplace with the premier Islamorada realty firm, Moorings Realty. Her local knowledge, honesty and integrity have earned her a top seller at her firm. She resides in Islamorada with her husband and two children and counts boating as one of her favorite forms of recreation. She acknowledges the value of preserving the Bay for her family as well as her real estate career. 

mark gregg

Mark Gregg brings a real estate law career to the Board, and creates connections to brokerage houses and realtors throughout Monroe County. His connections to home owners associations will open doors for citizen advocacy.

Elizabeth Jolin

Captain Elizabeth  Jolin has made her living on the water, guiding as well as managing her own recreation company serving high-end resort clientele. She is an executive-level professional with experience managing a staff of 15 and an annual budget of $1.5 million. She is a high level critical thinker with deep connections in the community.

Chris Wilson

Chris Wilson has practiced law for the past 30 years. She was a partner with the Miami firm Jackson, Lewis PPC, having practiced with the firm since 1999. She is newly retired and has an eye on expending some of her energy and efforts toward preserving Florida Bay. She is an avid triathlete and Ironman and counts the Bay as her personal training ground and is a game angler and marine enthusiast. Her extensive law experience will bring a scrutinizing look at developing Bay policy.