The Egmont Key Alliance





Richard Sanchez

I am a lifelong resident of Tampa and I have been a member of the Alliance for more than five years. I have served as a Board member and am in my second year as President. I am on the Membership and Outreach Committee and was a part of the Discover the Island Committee for 2014 as well as volunteering for previous DTI’s. I am currently retired but I was previously employed by the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office in the IT Department. Previously, I was employed by Verizon for 33 years in various positions. My interests include military history, lighthouses and the wildlife on Egmont Key. I was volunteer at the Florida Aquarium as a diver and am a member of the Florida Lighthouse Association as well as the U. S. Lighthouse Society. I am also involved in the Friends of Narcissus organization and the Propeller Club, Port of Tampa. I am very interested in restoring the Egmont Lighthouse to its original appearance and preserving it as a historic site.

Vice President

Cindy Para




Pam Kana



Melissa Buhler






Board Members




Doug Bradley

Doug BradleyI am originally from Florida and have lived in Pinellas County for 49 years. I retired from Honeywell Military Avionics where I was an Electronics Technician and Work Director. Amelia, my wife, also retired from Honeywell. I have two children, a son and a daughter. I am a member of Skycrest Methodist Church and have been involved with the Egmont Key Alliance for 15 years and have been a Board member for more than 4 years (now in third two year term).



Elga Correa

David Barker

Richard Powell


Bill Jordan


 Jim Spangler

I was born and raised Oklahoma, worked for the E. I. DuPont Co. for 35 years in many different engineering, manufacturing, and general management positions. Retired and moved 1988. Have been an active boater for many years, joined the Egmont Key Alliance in 1990, and have served as a Board member, Treasurer, and President.  I have been a member of the Agency on Bay Management, a part of the Tampa Bay Regional Planning Council for 10 years and have worked closely with the State of Florida Park Service, U. S. Corps of Engineers, and the U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service, in the placement of dredged sand on the northwest shore line of Egmont Key in 2000, 2005, and 2010.


I grew up in Lakeland, graduated from the University of South Florida in Tampa, and have been a Pinellas County resident since 1983. I’m currently employed as a Medical Courier after retiring from a 23 year career in electronics, where I held various titles in engineering, training, and management for both a defense contractor and a large biomedical equipment manufacturer. I enjoy cycling, kayaking, and just about anything having to do with being outdoors – especially being on and in the water. I was SCUBA certified back in 1981, and fulfilled a lifelong dream in 2007 when I took courses and made my first solo skydive. I’ve been an avid nature and history buff since I was a young boy, so when I attended my first Discover the Island event in 2009, I was immediately hooked on both Egmont Key and Egmont Key Alliance, and became a member on the spot. In addition to enjoying monthly workdays and special events out on the island, it’s been my pleasure to work with fellow DTI Committee members to help plan, maintain and present to the public the same event that so captivated me back in 2009, and I look forward to doing so for many years to come.



Angela Montoya



 Board Member Emeritus

Richard Johnson

My wife Cindi and I joined the Alliance in 1991 and have been active with the organization since.  I have been a board member, secretary, vice president, president for a number of years, and am currently treasurer.  I’ve made a career as a sailing instructor and sailing charter boat captain.  One of my particular interests is maritime history, and I reenact a late 1800’s lighthouse keeper for our special events.


Park Managers

Florida Department of Environmental Protection,  Division of Recreation & Parks


Donald Bergeron, Park Manager


Tom Watson, Assistant Park Manager

The Egmont Key Alliance is a 501 (c) (3) Non-profit Corporation

P.O. Box 66238 St. Pete Beach, FL 33736


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