Coastal Training Program Coordinator
As the Coastal Training Program Coordinator, Tina Gordon’s primary responsibilities include planning and establishing a Coastal Training Program (CTP) at the GTM Research Reserve to improve coastal resource management in compliance with the National Estuarine Research Reserve System.
The Coastal Training Program is a regional forum for the training of professionals involved in coastal decisions in Northeast Florida. Target audience includes government, academic, non-profit, agriculture, development, real estate, marine trades, homeowners associations and others. Training programs link relevant science and technology with priority local issues and topics affecting the coast.
Tina spent much of her childhood in Miami and attended high school in St. Augustine, where she discovered a passion for nature and the conservation of natural resources. After attending St. Johns River State College, she transferred to the University of Florida where she graduated with honors and received her degree in Wildlife Ecology and Conservation. She has worked in the public and non-profit sectors on environmental protection and endangered species. She was previously the Program Coordinator for the International Iguana Foundation (IIF). Tina has been working on issues of endangered species since 2003 and she continues to work with imperiled reptile species such as iguanas and sea turtles.