Directors

Jim Zimmerman

Executive Director, Keep Collier Beautiful

It is my pleasure to welcome you to the Keep Collier Beautiful website. I am an Ohio native who attended Ohio State University after serving in the United States Army. After college I worked for Equifax for 33 years, starting as a field representative and retiring as a Regional Vice...

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Jim Zimmerman

Leigh Herndon

Chairman & Webmaster, Keep Collier Beautiful

My love for the environment and Florida flora is evident in the art I create—I design and dye silk and run my company, Leigh Designs. Formerly I taught art in public school before I earned my Masters Degree in Fibers and also had a 20+ career in the computer industry doing research...

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Leigh Herndon

Christine Busch

Vice Chair, Keep Collier Beautiful; Sunshine Recycling Services of SWFL

For the past decade, I have been part of an industry studying waste streams and promoting recycling efforts of SWFL businesses for Sunshine Recycling Services. My career has proudly brought me to become actively involved with organizations such as Keep Collier Beautiful. As a mother of our future generation, environmental...

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Christine Busch

Robert Ostbye

Secretary Keep Collier Beautiful - Tobacco Prevention Specialist, Department of Health - Collier County

Robert Ostbye

Jim Pilon, Atty.

Treasurer, Keep Collier Beautiful; Siesky, Pilon & Potter

Jim Pilon, Atty.

Bryan Simmering

First Citizens Bank

Bryan Simmering is a native of Florida and 22 year permanent resident of SWFL. Bryan has served the community over the last 10 years as a Commercial Banker with the last three being a part of the First Citizens Bank family. Bryan is an active volunteer for Keep Lee County...

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Bryan Simmering

Denny Victor Kotala

Solid Waste Department Superintendent, City of Naples

I moved to the United States in 1990. For 16 years I lived and worked as a contractor in Philadelphia. In 2006 I moved to Naples, Florida, and started working for the City of Naples in 2006....

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Denny Victor Kotala

Gary Julian

Recycling Coordinator, City of Naples Solid Waste Dept.

Gary Julian

Jennifer Nelson

Goodwill Industries of SW Florida

Jennifer Nelson has Bachelor’s of Fine Arts degree from the University of Texas at Austin. With 17 years experience working at 4 Goodwills in Austin, TX, Houston, TX, Santa Rosa, CA, and now in Ft. Myers, Jennifer has a wealth of knowledge in the reuse and recycle business. In December...

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Jennifer Nelson

Jim Wheatley

Choice Waste, NSYC

Jim Wheatley

Larry Berg

Waste Management of Collier County

Larry Berg

Maja Haraldsen

I am a nature lover and initiated litter cleanup campaigns in my native Scandinavia after every snow-melt.  When we moved to Naples in 1997, we immidiately got involved in protecting the beautiful environment and started Friends of Lowdermilk Park.  I got the President’s 2003 Volunteer Service Award from President Bush...

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Maja Haraldsen

Rachel Brandhorst

RSVP Project Director | Criminal Justice Grant CoordinatorCollier County Government | Community and Human Services

I was born and raised in Naples, Florida. I worked for the Florida Department of Health for over five years in the tobacco prevention program working with the community to identify strategies to effectively reduce tobacco products. Since 2014 I have worked as a Grant Coordinator/Project Director for Collier County...

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Rachel Brandhorst

Rory Amundsen

Sunshine Recycling Services of SWFL

Rory Amundsen

Luwana Lanier Milner

KCB Director/Community Wildlife Habitat Team

Being a 4th generation native, Luwana is passionate about protecting and preserving Florida’s natural heritage. Her professional career began after graduating from the University of Florida and she brings her diverse background to KCB. With over 25 years as a Management and Marketing professional, Luwana specializes in Employment, Education and the Environment....

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Luwana Lanier Milner

Chris Raney

President, T-Shirt Express

Chris Raney, President of T-Shirt Express, joined the Board in 2014. He has been running his Naples business since 2001. Chris, who has been printing the KCB T-shirts for our cleanups for years, has always been a big recycler. He grew up in Northern Michigan, earned his BBA from Adrian...

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Chris Raney

Lorie Murtland

Director

Lorie Murtland

Michele Prox Foos

Director

Michele Prox Foos is from Warren, Ohio and a Kent State University graduate. She and her husband have lived in Southwest Florida for over 10 years. Prior to her time in Florida she lived in Texas and Ohio. She spent over 20 years in the telecommunications industry and has held...

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Michele Prox Foos