I was born and raised in the Rio Grande Valley, and I have been coming to SPI for over fifty years. I am a retired agricultural pilot, and I love being outdoors and on the beach. I started volunteering here about 16 years ago. I primarily do a lot of carpentry and maintenance, but I also get to retrieve cold-stunned turtles and sometimes even get the call to rescue an ATV patroller on the beach. Like my piloting career, my work here is diverse and always full of surprises!
Favorite Sea Turtle Species
Kemp’s ridleys of course! That is the species that I get to see nesting on the beach each spring!