CREW Trust Trustees

The CREW Land & Water Trust’s 30-member Board of Trustees includes representatives of business, environmental groups, landowners, governmental agencies, and concerned citizens. To learn more about how you can get involved email Brenda Brooks, Executive Director  at

Ben Nelson, Chairman of the CREW Trust
Ben Nelson, Chairman of the CREW Trust

2016 CREW Officers & Executive Committee:

    • Chairman Ben Nelson, City of Bonita Springs
    • Vice-Chairman Brian Farrar, BCF Management
    • Secretary Rick Barber, Agnoli, Barber, & Brundage & SFWMD
    • Treasurer Doug Machesney, Friends of CREW
    • Ed Carlson, National Audubon Society
    • Donna Fiala, Collier County Commissioner
    • Bill Hammond , Natural Context
    • Ellen Lindblad, Lee County Port Authority
    • Ken Passarella, Passarella & Associates


  • Other current CREW Trustees include:
    • John Cassani, FGCU
    • Terry Dolan, Lennar
    • Desmond Duke, Eco-Resolve
    • Dennis Gilkey, Gilkey Organization
    • Kevin Godsea, US Fish & Wildlife
    • billY Gunnels, FGCU
    • Cullum Hasty, Friends of CREW
    • Jennifer Hecker, Conservancy of SW FL
    • John Herman, FGCU
    • Steve Kissinger, Children’s Advocacy Center
    • John Mathes, Mathes Realty & Bonita Springs Utilities
    • Jerry McPherson, Bonita Bay Group
    • Cecil Pendergrass, Board of County Commissioners
    • Ricky Pires, FGCU Wings of Hope
    • Bob Rosier, Rosier Insurance
    • Laurel Smith, Gravina, Smith, Matte & Arnold
    • Tom Taylor, Hole Montes, Inc.
    • Michael Taylor, Collier Enterprises
    • Clarence Tears; Big Cypress Basin Board
    • Steve Walker, Lewis, Longman, & Walker, P.A.
    • Mimi Wolok, Mimi S. Wolok, P.A.
    • Margaret Wuerstle, SWFRPC