Julianna Tresca is a senior at the University of North Carolina Wilmington studying Geology and Environmental Science with a focus in geospatial technologies. Upon graduating, her goal is to pursue a career in mitigating water quality depletion, salinization and pollution in groundwater systems. Julianna has had multiple experiences to shape her environmental work. Most recently…

Anne Terry resident of Carolina Beach and a long-standing coastal ambassador for the federation first became involved with the federation in 2014. In 2018 she received the Pelican Award for Remarkable Volunteer Contributions to Our Coast. Anne has participated in almost all of our restoration and outreach events in 2019. Anne is a pillar within…

Keri Stein began volunteering for the federation in March 2019 during a marine debris cleanup at Carolina Beach State Park and quickly rose to the role of coastal ambassador after volunteering through several different restoration and advocacy events. Originally from Wake Forest, Keri studied at the University of North Carolina Wilmington and is a fantastic…

Edmund “Beau” McCaffray is a longtime volunteer and friend of the federation. Before Beau retired from the New Hanover County Schools, his second favorite job was developing vegetation and fuel model maps for both Cape Hatteras and Lookout National Seashores a long time ago. He and his wife, Sue, have lived on Pages Creek for…

Roxann Lawson became a coastal ambassador in 2019 after joining the program with daughter, Angie Crowe. Roxann has participated in numerous volunteer restoration events this year from marine debris cleanups, rain garden maintenance events, Work on Wilmington, to living shoreline monitoring events and so much more.

Katie Ann Henderson is a storyteller, endurance runner and conservation advocate. A native of western North Carolina, Katie has spent the majority of her life exploring new trails, soaking up the sunshine and seeking peace in wild spaces. Katie currently lives in Wilmington and is the Marketing Director for Pathfinder Wealth Consulting. Katie has aided…

Jan Farmer resides in Surf City on Topsail Island and graduated from the University of North Carolina with a degree in Environmental Studies and a concentration in Political Science. Jan worked in the laboratory supply business for more than a decade before becoming a stay at home mom and full-time volunteer. She has a specific…

Angie Crowe moved to Wilmington in July 2018 and joined the federation in March 2019. She graduated from Ohio State University, majoring in Zoology with a specialty in Aquatic Ecology. After graduating from OSU, she was a lab manager while conducting field and lab work researching zebra mussels, an invasive species in Lake Erie. Most…

David Cignotti is a retired public school teacher / assistant principal, a longtime resident and former mayor of Wrightsville Beach and a proud alumnus of the University of North Carolina Wilmington. More importantly, he has been a member of the federation for over 20 years! David was instrumental in the relocation of the current southeast…

Sue Allen retired from nursing a few years ago and moved to Wilmington. She has always been a lover of the coast and a good steward of the earth. Sue dedicates much of her time volunteering not only with the federation, but with Airlie Gardens, Cape Fear River Watch and NHC Parks Trash Mob. She…