Board Members

President- Jim Behuniak, Sr.
Citrus County Resident since 1969
US Navy Honorable Discharged Disabled Veteran
Current President-Save the Halls River Alliance, Inc.
Current Board Member -Chaz River Keepers, Inc.
Past President Homosassa Rotary (2012-13)
Helped Start Rotary Shrimpaplooza 2011
Citrus County Chamber Member Since 1999
Current Member Homosassa River Alliance
Consultant for Nature Coast Adventure Magazine

Vice President- Karl LaFollette

Karl Martin La Follette

   GED Crystal River High 1982
    Professional Window Film Installer 1982 to present Tropical Window Tinting
    Computer and Painted Sign Maker 1982 to present Tropical Instant Letters
    Auto Salvage Recycling Salvage Yard Owner /Operator 1994 to Present A&J Auto Salvage
    Florida Certified Food Handler 1982 to present Owner/Operator Jarrito Burrito
    Hippopotamus Head Paddle Board Company Owner/Operator 2015 to Present
    Publisher of Nature Coast Adventurer Magazine 2017 to Present
    Tearoffguys Professional Windshield Tearoffs and Paint Protection Owner /Operator
     Discover Citrus Owner/Operator

Secretary-Treasure Marie LaFollette

Board Member- Virginia Reed

Board Member-Tom Seeko

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Honorary Board Members…Our Experts!

Jessy Wayles
Marine Discovery Center

Conservation Science Coordinator


I am a graduate from University of Central Florida with a B.S. Environmental Science, and I bring over twelve years of professional and volunteer experience to the Marine Discovery Center. I expanded my interest in environmental science through a variety of volunteer work including relocating sea turtle nests, tagging and measuring sea turtles, and assisting with data collection on fresh water turtles in Florida’s springs.

My love of nature has compelled me to complete the all three Florida Master Naturalist Programs, earning myself the title of Florida Master Naturalist. I have been an interpretive ranger at Hunting Island State Park in South Carolina and am continually involved in finding ways to secure the health of the Indian River Lagoon and its habitat by being a member of the Citizen Action Committee at IRL NEP.

When I am not working to make the IRL a healthy  habitat, you can find me at the skating rink playing roller derby under the name “Spikey Wayles” or getting lost in one of Florida’s beautiful and unique ecosystems.

  • BS- Environmental Science, University of Central Florida
  • Florida Master Naturalist Program – Freshwater Certified, Coastal Systems Certified, and Upland Systems Certified
  • Researcher with the North American Freshwater Turtle Research Group
  • Turtle enthusiast!