OUR BOARD

We are fortunate to have such a dedicated and accomplished board with a wide range of expertise. Together, they’re helping Bullsugar.org stop the discharges.

Marshall Cutchin
Marshall Cutchin
Marshall is the publisher of MIDCURRENT, a fly fishing website, and a digital marketing consultant. He was one of the founding board members of Reef Relief and was a Key West flats guide from 1985 to 1997. He has served in a number of executive roles in publishing and technology businesses over the past 35 years.
Betsy Bullard
Betsy Bullard
Betsy Bullard has lived in South Florida since 1998, first moving to Melbourne Beach, Florida where she fished the Indian River Lagoon system and off the beach area. Betsy moved to Tavernier, Florida Keys in 2004 and has been a strong member of the fishing community there ever since. After retiring from running fishing tournaments in June of 2018, Betsy has dedicated herself to helping the water and conservation issues of south Florida, especially the home of her heart – The Everglades National Park.
Richard Trotta
Richard Trotta
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.
Blair Wickstrom
Blair Wickstrom
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.
Alan Farago
Alan Farago
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.
Peter Upton
Peter Upton
Born in Michigan, Peter received his undergraduate at UNC Chapel Hill followed by a law degree at Temple University in Philadelphia, before moving to Miami in the early 1980s. Upon arriving there, he first interned at Dade County Public Defender but left to work at American Friends Service Committee as staff attorney representing imprisoned undocumented people at Krome Detention Center. There he also represented undocumented farmworkers in rural areas throughout south Florida, including Indiantown in western Martin County. While representing some West Indian clients on immigration proceedings after they jumped their contracts with Big Sugar, he found a healthy outrage for the sugar industry, its practices and its post-colonial exploits. In ’88, Peter moved to NYC then to Mozambique to work for Save the Children where he assisted with war traumatized children. From New York, he came to Indiantown to open a private immigration law practice. He eventually settled his family down in Stuart where he became a member of several boards including Americans for Immigrant Justice in Miami and the Elliott Museum where he was board chair from 2014 through 2015.
Sandy Moret
Sandy Moret
Sandy grew up bass and trout fishing in Georgia. “Fishing was available in my family from an early age and as I grew older I would fish at every opportunity. I always felt a passion for the outdoors, it was just the thing to do on weekends or after school (and often instead of school). I was very torn about leaving the familiar waters and woods of my youth to pursue a business opportunity in Miami in 1972.”
Soon After arriving in South Florida those concerns were quelled when he had the good fortune to meet Flip Pallot, Steve Huff, and Chico Fernandez, all of whom introduced him to the wonders of South Florida, the Keys and Everglades. For Sandy, sight fishing for bonefish, tarpon, snook, and redfish was an incredibly rewarding challenge. Tournament participation provided a chance to focus on specific species. He was able to learn and share knowledge with many of the sport’s finest anglers and guides. During those times Sandy was Grand Champion of the Keys’ most prestigious fly tournaments eight times.

After selling a successful business in Miami in 1985 he moved to Islamorada full time and was a frequent guest on the Walker’s Cay Chronicles, The Reel Guys, and Andy Mill’s Sportsman’s Adventures. By then he had released well over 100 permit on fly. Sandy has fished and explored throughout the Caribbean, Bahamas, Central America, the Seychelles, Christmas Island and Palau He was among the first US anglers to fish for Atlantic salmon on Russia’s Kola Peninsula before Perestroika.

After attending a saltwater fly-fishing seminar in the Everglades, Sandy invited his friends to join in teaching a school he would base in Islamorada. The Florida Keys Fly Fishing School had its first class in 1989 and recently reached its 30-year mark for world class instruction. The school eventually led to opening the premiere salt water fly shop in Islamorada Florida Keys Outfitters.

Sandy was past president of the Everglades Protection Association and served on the East Everglades/Everglades National Park Advisory Board at the appointment of Governor Bob Graham. He is a founding member of Bonefish & Tarpon Trust, and past Chairman of The Don Hawley Foundation (Guides Trust Foundation). In 2018, Sandy was awarded the Fly Fisherman Magazine – Sage Conservationist of the Year and presented with The Orvis Company Lifetime Achievement Award for his work with the Now or Neverglades Movement. He is on the Board of Directors for The Bonefish & Tarpon Trust and Bullsugar.org

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