Britt grew up on the North Carolina coast. She graduated from North Carolina State University with a degree in Fisheries, Wildlife, and Conservation Biology after doing tropical fish research in Belize and The Bahamas. Previously, she was a sea turtle and shorebird intern with the National Park Service at Cape Lookout. Britt has a passion for wildlife photography and can often be found with her camera in hand.
Scott grew up in rural southwest Georgia and attended the University of Georgia, studying wildlife biology and environmental resources. In early 2006, Scott began working at Little St. Simons Island as a naturalist, and is currently the Island's Ecological Manager. In this role, Scott works with a wide range of public and private conservation partners and LSSI staff on a wide variety of projects, including developing an overall conservation plan for the Island.
Laura joined the naturalist team in March 2012. While completing her B.S. in Biology at Clemson University, she participated in fieldwork along the South Carolina coast and the Florida Keys, and a summer working with the sea turtle program at Cumberland Island. Laura has worked with University of Florida’s Wildlife Ecology team as an instructor for Clemson’s Youth Learning Institute and with the Sanibel Sea School.
Willy was born and raised in Macon, Georgia and received his B.S. degree in Forest Resources from the University of Georgia. For over a decade, Willy has led sea kayak excursions along the waters of Georgia’s coast. And, since 2000, he has worked with the National Outdoor Leadership School, leading expeditions to exciting nature locations around the globe. Willy’s greatest passion is any kind of outdoor exploration or adventure.
Stacia is renowned in her field and became the Naturalist Supervisor for Little St. Simons Island in September 2008. Prior to arriving to lead the Island naturalist staff, Stacia was the naturalist for Sea Island Company for eleven years and prior to that was the naturalist for Greyfield Inn on Cumberland Island for seventeen years. Stacia says that teaching others, especially children, about the natural world is her greatest joy.
Ben is a native Georgian from Atlanta. He graduated from the University of Georgia with a degree in Ecology. Ben joined the Little St. Simons Island naturalist staff in September 2008. His previous position was on Little Cumberland Island conducting night patrols for sea turtles on the beach. Ben likes to find snakes and enjoys spending his free time fishing and exploring the creeks.
Amy joined Little St. Simons Island in 2008 as the organic gardener with experience growing food for restaurants in Milwaukee and Chicago where composting provided the soil needed for gardening in the inner city. She teams with the naturalist, kitchen, and maintenance staffs to divert our island waste into new growing soil to expand our gardens and orchard. When Amy is not in the garden or the kitchen she enjoys exploring the Golden Isles by kayak.