We'd like to welcome our newest staff member, Joe Whalen!

A multipotentialite (say that three times fast!) with an eye for the environmental aesthetic; Joe has a passion for pairing communications with creativity. Since graduating from Eckerd College in 2014, Joe has cultivated an eclectic skill set here in the Tampa Bay area. He's interned with Audubon Florida and the Environmental Protection Commission of Hillsborough County and spent two years with Hashtag Creative as a social media marketing  specialist. 

Notably, Joe has spent the past 3 years having an all around great time as part of a team that challenges over 6,000 Floridians a year to challenge themselves! During this time with the local experiential education focused non-profit Pathfinder Outdoor Education, Joe led canoe excursions, tree climbing expeditions, fire building classes, manatee skeleton reconstructions, empathy programs, environmental art workshops, and estuary explorations. Apart from his environmental interests, Joe enjoys contracted work as a videographer and music producer.

Staying true to his fast-paced New York roots, Joe recently began an academic venture seeking an Executive Certificate in Environmental Communications for Behavior Change with Duke University. As our new Communication and Outreach Coordinator, Joe is eager to apply what he's learned and aid in the continued restoration of the bay and its surrounding watershed.

Feel free to put Joe to work with any questions or ideas you might have. You can reach him by email at: Joe@tbep.org