As publisher of Florida Sportsman magazine, Blair Wickstrom oversees all related media and products associated with the brand, including: television, online, social media, Expos and radio. In addition, Wickstrom writes a regular column in the magazine, Florida Sportsman Watermen, which focuses on water quality issues facing the state. Wickstrom is currently a Board of Director for: Bullsugar.org, Friends of the Everglades, and Rivers Coalition.
Ray JudahVice President
Ray Judah graduated from the California State University of Humboldt with a Master of Science in Natural Resources and Bachelor of Arts in Zoology.
As a former environmental land planner with the Lee County Department of Community Development and Lee County Commissioner (1988-2012) he remains a strong advocate for providing a balance between management of growth and responsible stewardship of our precious natural resources.
During his tenure on the Board of Lee County Commission, Commissioner Judah assumed a leadership role in the efforts to protect the Caloosahatchee and coastal estuaries by advocating for restoration of the historic southern flow-way to the Everglades and responsible management of Lake Okeechobee. He also served as liaison with federal, state, and local agencies of officials on issues pertaining to natural resource issues and throughout his career he has written articles, commentaries, and spoke on behalf of land and water issues affecting Southwest Florida.
Richard was born in Miami in 1958 and his love affair with the Everglades started soon after. Richard has explored the Glades from its Shingle Creek headwaters to Sandy Key. He has served as President of the Herman Lucerne Memorial Foundation. The Foundation has made Everglades National Park as its sole beneficiary. Living in Islamorada, Florida he is now focusing his efforts on helping the River of Grass flow as nature intended from the southern lip of Lake Okeechobee to the bights and bays of Florida Bay.
Becky Harris is originally from Cincinnati, Ohio and has resided in Stuart full-time since 2016. She became involved in clean water advocacy in 2018 when her dog Pandora became deathly ill after ingesting a bite of a dead catfish containing microcystin that came from the St. Lucie River during the height of the blue-green algae outbreak. She and Pandora volunteer with pet therapy in assisted living facilities and also do some work with the Treasure Coast Humane Society. Additionally, Becky is active in various family business interests.
Alan Farago lives in Coral Gables, FL. He has been an activist, writer, and observer of Florida environmental, Everglades, and political issues for nearly 30 years. His editorials have appeared regularly in Florida newspapers, online publications like Counterpunch and Huffington Post, and the daily blog he co-writes, Eye On Miami. He first engaged in these issues through his love of the Florida Keys and flats fishing. His work has been recognized by the Everglades Coalition and conservation groups. He currently serves as conservation chair for Friends of the Everglades, the Miami-based group founded by Marjory Stoneman Douglas in 1969.
Philip graduated from the University of Miami with a BS in Biology and Marine Science in 2008, from UM’s Biology department with a MS in 2011, and is currently a Maytag Fellow and a Ph.D. student at the Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science on Virginia Key, studying coral resiliency under climate change scenarios. Philip grew up spending time in and advocating for conservation of the Everglades. He currently serves on the board of the Miami Waterkeeper and as President on the board of Friends of the Everglades.
Wil Revehl is a resident of Southwest Florida and the Founder and Executive Director of Benefit Earth, Inc. the Florida based nonprofit behind OneTree.org. Wil has volunteered in humanitarian and environmental work throughout his life and has made ecosystem restoration his ultimate focus. Also the Co-Founder and Chief Technology Officer of the nationally renowned creative agency Go Media, Wil is a veteran graphic designer and web developer, lending these skills most recently to help produce VoteWater.org and Bullsugar’s 2020 VoteWater campaign.
Gary Oster is a successful executive with over five decades of business experience. He founded Topline Growth Partners (TGP) and serves as its Chief Growth Strategist. TGP is a results-oriented consultancy that designs strategic, customized programs that drives growth, effectiveness, efficiency and higher performance.
He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in English literature from the University of Baltimore. A passionate sport fisherman, photographer and writer, Oster lives in Sewall’s Point, Florida with his wife Lisa. He currently serves on the Boards of Catch the Wave of Hope, The Plantation and Vote Water.