Regional Agent

Indian River REC
2199 South Rock Rd.
Ft. Pierce, FL 34945
(772) 834-9062

The Indian River Lagoon is the most biologically diverse estuary in the United States. This is due to the unique biogeography of the lagoon as a transition zone between the tropical coastal ecosystems to the south (mangroves and coral reefs) and the temperate coastline to the north (saltgrass marshes). As a result, this unique waterway has been designated as “An estuary of national significance.” The Indian River Lagoon and the near-shore ocean waters support active commercial and recreational fisheries.

Outreach Programs

Aquaculture, water quality, and youth and adult environmental education


  • Aquaculture
  • Fishery resource management
  • Marine ecology


  • MS, Biological Oceanography (specialty fisheries and aquaculture) from the University of Miami – Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences
  • BA, Biology, Frostburg University