Carter is responsible for the acquisition, management, and success of Sea & Shoreline's habitat restoration projects. He is a native Floridian with a passion for creating self-sustaining natural aquatic habitats through education and scientifically-proven restoration methods. Carter holds a degree in Biology from the University of South Florida (USF) and has held positions with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Research Institute (FWRI) and Seagrass Recovery, Inc. where he was Chief Biologist and Project Manager for some of the largest and most successful Florida seagrass projects to date.
Our Management team
Jeff joined Sea & Shoreline after successful careers in business and the Florida State Legislature. He is a graduate of the University of South Florida with a Bachelor of Arts in Finance and Marketing, and has been named as an outstanding alumnus of USF’s College of Business. Jeff is a former member of the Florida House of Representatives from which he championed several environmental projects. As a serial entrepreneur, Jeff successfully founded and managed several businesses, one of which included an Initial Public Offering that was listed on the New York Stock Exchange. He has held positions of CEO, CFO, and Managing Director for a variety of Florida-based businesses. Jeff is responsible for the legal, financial and business operations of Sea & Shoreline.
Jim is responsible for cultivating seagrass, maintaining nurseries, and developing technologies that ensure efficiencies and success in restoration projects. Jim spent most of his career in turf farming and nursery production of ornamental plants. To date, Jim has developed and patented several subaquatic restoration technologies including an underwater liquid fertilization system, a planting machine that mechanizes the back-breaking work of hand-planting seagrass beds, a transplantation system for salvaging and transporting large pieces of seagrass sod, and sediment tubes for repairing erosion from propeller scars. Jim has worked with the USACE, NOAA, FDEP, FWC/FWRI, and others to explore options for reversing seagrass losses.