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.
Chris Frank – Director
General Manager of the Green Turtle and Kaiyo restaurants in Islamorada, FL. Chris has a long history in the food service industry, including a management stint with Wegman’s, an upscale supermarket chain. He also donates his time to serve as coach in a local K12 school. As the newest Board member, Chris brings a wealth of leadership, organizational and business skills to the Foundation Board.
“This is my community. I want to participate and give back, and The Islamorada Foundation is a perfect way to achieve both goals.”
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.”
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.”