Through Freedom Waters Foundation, Debra builds bridges in much of what she believes in: sharing one’s passion; building a greater sense of community by building relationships beyond tolerance and understanding through shared experience; and offering opportunity and new ways of being to those who might not otherwise be exposed to full potential possibilities.
Debra was the Chairperson for US Sailing Disabled Sailing Championship for 4 years (and involved since 1999) and wrote the preliminary manual for disabled sailing for U.S. Sailing.
Debra also holds a Florida Real Estate Associates license. Is a certified diver, and has numerous hobbies: dancing, reading, travelling, making art, writing, fitness, and always trying something new.
In March 2013, she was one of five honorees at the American Association of University Women’s Luncheon for her work in Freedom Waters Foundation. Other awards received include: Yachtworld Hero Award, and the Hodges University’s Dr. Harold Russell Excellence in Diversity Award.
Connie has had her own business consulting business for many years. She is incredibly good at building systems and efficiency for small businesses. She is also a very fine artist and works in multiple mediums.
Connie enjoys fishing, kayaking and helping others achieve their goals.
FWF is appreciative of all her efforts and she is now taking a part time position to further assist FWF in a more concentrated way.
Elisabeth is the Program Coordinator for the West Coast of Florida for Freedom Waters Foundation, planning boat trips from Marco Island and up to Sanibel Island and even a few beyond.
Outside of Freedom Waters I also do financial planning and I am a full time student. I love scuba diving, paddle boarding and shopping!
Freedom Waters Foundation has given me the chance to learn and grow as well as to be able to help those in my community.