The Board of directors of The Islamorada Foundation are all volunteering their time and service to the foundation and the community for the same reason, they believe in the foundation’s mission and realize the difference The Islamorada Foundation can and will make in their community.
Co-owner of Backcountry Cowboy Outfitters, a locally owned outdoor retail store in Islamorada. She is a resident and business owner in Islamorada.
“I am delighted to be involved with The Islamorada Foundation and to have the enjoyment of calling Islamorada my home. This is a place that I would like to contribute to the protection of it’s natural beauty and to bring enhancement to our community’s outdoor recreation and lifestyles.”
Born and raised in the Keys, André returned home after college with degrees in English Literature and History from Florida International University. He developed a passion for construction while building his first home in the Village of Islamorada when he was 22. Since 2010 he has worked in Islamorada in the Family construction business.
“As a builder, I understand that there is more to making a home desirable than just beautiful details and waterfront views; it’s the neighborhood, the people, and the community that surround it. The Islamorada Foundation’s mission to enhance the parks and greenspace in our community is a vital component in preserving that desired way of life here in Islamorada. I am honored to serve on the board and look forward to the future.”
As a full time offshore Charter Boat Captain, Steve has enjoyed living in the Islamorada community since 1988. Fishing, diving and tropical plants are his “fun”. His wife, Leslie, a local Realtor and daughters Annie and Ellie share the love of living in Islamorada. Steve’s service to this community includes 9 years as President of the Islamorada Charter Boat Association, 6 years active member of both Village of Islamorada Near Shore Water Citizens Advisory committee and Village of Islamorada Parks and Recreation committee. Steve was recently appointed to the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary Advisory Council as representative of the Sport Fishing Industry.
“With my experience and passion for this island community, I look forward to being involved with The Islamorada Foundation.”
J.C. Mikula – Director / Chairman
Co-owner of Backcountry Cowboy Outfitters, a locally owned outdoor retail store in Islamorada. J.C. dedicated 4 years serving on the Village of Islamorada Near Shore Water Citizens Advisory Committee and currently serves as a representative on the Village of Islamorada Parks and Recreation Citizens Advisory Committee. He is a resident and business owner in Islamorada.
“I’m excited to serve on the board of The Islamorada Foundation, to channel my energy and help bring positive change to Islamorada in community areas that have great potential.”
David Osborn – Director / Secretary
As a graduate with an Architecture degree from Auburn University, David was excited to move back to join the Family business based in Islamorada since 1992. Since 2003 David has worked full time in Islamorada and feels he understands what makes Islamorada unique.
“I think you have to treat the Islamorada community like a family. This island is unique not only because of how beautiful the environment is, but also because of the people. I hope that with my Architectural background, and the help of the Islamorada Foundation, we can continue to improve the quality of life here in Islamorada.”