Meet the Team

The American Water Security Project is an alliance of water policy experts, scientists, civil engineers, and community thought-leaders with over four centuries of combined experience working in the public water advocacy space. Our organization is focused on developing policy informed by the best-available science. Our board of directors oversees an independent and unpaid science and infrastructure advisory panel and an independent policy advisory panel that informs the board of directors and staff of the latest science and policy.

The American Water Security Project prides itself on its independent, science-driven initiatives and pragmatic policy agendas.

Steering Committee
Science & Infrastructure Advisory Panel
Policy Advisory Panel
Our AWSP Staff

Steering Committee

Kirk Mantay
Kirk Mantay Chair
Kirk Mantay is a Mid-Atlantic ecologist and nonprofit leader with over 22 years of… more
Dr. Nichole Kirchhoff
Dr. Nichole Kirchhoff
Dr. Nichole Kirchhoff is the founder and CEO of Live Advantage Bait, a marine biologist…more
Dr. Rob S. Young
Dr. Rob S. Young
Robert S. Young is the Director of the Program for the Study of Developed Shorelines, a joint Duke University…more
Kathleen Peters
Kathleen Peters
Representative Kathleen Peters moved to Pinellas County in 1985. She received her BA degree from Eckerd College…more
Hunter McIntosh
Hunter McIntosh
Hunter Hartford McIntosh, President of The Boat Company, is a true guardian of the environment…more
Martha Collins
Martha Collins
Martha is the founder of Collins Law Group where she has successfully litigated…more
Dr. Frances Colón
Dr. Frances Colón
Dr. Frances Colón is the former Deputy Science and Technology Adviser to the Secretary of State…more

Science & Infrastructure Advisory Panel

Kirk Mantay
Kirk Mantay
Kirk Mantay is a Mid-Atlantic ecologist and nonprofit leader with over 22 years of… more
Dr. Rob S. Young
Dr. Rob S. Young
Robert S. Young is the Director of the Program for the Study of Developed Shorelines, a joint Duke University…more
Dr. Frances Colón
Dr. Frances Colón
Dr. Frances Colón is the former Deputy Science and Technology Adviser to the Secretary of State…more
Dr. Nichole Kirchhoff
Dr. Nichole Kirchhoff
Dr. Nichole Kirchhoff is the founder and CEO of Live Advantage Bait, a marine biologist…more
Robert Turnbull
Robert Turnbull
Rob Turnbull is the founding director and owner of Telchine Industries, an ozone clarifying research and development… more

Policy Advisory Panel

Jennifer Webb
Jennifer WebbFlorida State Representative
Representative Jennifer Webb is a proven problem solver and committed community leader…more
G. J. Thomas Sadler
G. J. Thomas Sadler
Tom Sadler is the Deputy Director of the Marine Fish Conservation Network, a coalition…more
Kathleen Peters
Kathleen Peters
Representative Kathleen Peters moved to Pinellas County in 1985. She received her BA degree from Eckerd College…more

Our Staff

Dr. Brandon Shuler
Dr. Brandon ShulerExecutive Director
Bruce and Shirley Shuler—people who made their living on the water— raised… more
Terry Gibson
Terry GibsonLegislative Affairs Director
Terry Gibson was raised in West Palm Beach by avid sportsmen. He grew up…more
Dr. Peter Barile
Dr. Peter BarileScience Director
Peter Barile is a native Floridian and Senior Environmental Scientist with Marine…more
Magaly Fuentes
Magaly FuentesProject Manager
Magaly Fuentes was raised in West Palm Beach by a family…more
Caroline Smith
Caroline SmithCommunications & Outreach Director
Caroline Smith is the executive producer of the award-winning documentary…more

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