CREW Trust Staff

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Today, the CREW Trust’s day-to-day operations and programs are managed by two people -Brenda Brooks (R), the Executive Director, and Jessi Drummond (L), the Environmental Education Specialist. Photo by Rita Bauer.

Brenda Brooks has served as the Executive Director for the CREW Trust since 2008, after coming on board as the environmental education specialist in 2005. Her vision and energy have helped the CREW project move forward to purchase additional lands in and around the watershed, to expand the education and outreach programs, to improve and expand the trail systems, and to raise awareness of water issues for southwest Florida. Brenda has a M.S. in Environmental Science from FGCU and a B.S. degree in Environmental Science & Geography from Stetson University. Brenda can be reached at

Jessi Drummond is the CREW Trust Education Coordinator. She recently graduated from Florida Gulf Coast University with a B. A. in Environmental Studies. She has been involved with the CREW Trust since she moved to Florida. She started as a volunteer, worked as an intern, and now an environmental educator.  Jessi is certified in Upland Habitats through the Florida Master Naturalist program, and Conservation Education through the America Wilderness Leadership School. Her passion and excitement for the CREW project shows in everything she does.
Contact Jessi at .