Meet Our Board

Board of Directors

Debra Frenkel


Hometown:

Chicago, Illinois


Education:

BA Journalism, MSW


Career:

Executive Director/Licensed Clinical Social Worker


Biggest Accomplishment:

Establishing Freedom Waters Foundation


Family:

Me and my pup, Happy


“Live life to the fullest! ”

President

Jill Wheeler


Hometown:

Old Saybrook, Connecticut


Education:

Bachelor’s in Human Development
Masters in Psychology


Previous Career:

Outward Bound Course Director + Social Services Caseworker + Therapist


Biggest Accomplishment:

Motherhood


Awards + Achievements:

2010 Gulfshore Business 40 Under 40
2014 Naples Illustrated Leading Lady


Family:

Husband Carter and 2 Daughters


“Just as a solid rock is unshaken by the wind, so are the wise unshaken by praise nor blame.”
– The Dhammapada

Founder & Secretary

Joseph Charles


Hometown:

Dearborn, Michigan


Education:

Bachelor’s Degree in Speech Communication/Public Relations – Miami University, Oxford, OH


Career:

Senior Vice President/Private Wealth Advisor – FineMark National Bank & Trust


Biggest Accomplishment:

Completed three full Ironman races


Awards + Achievements:

NCAA Division II 3-time All American
1-time All-American Honorable Mention Diver


Family:

Married my love in 2017 – Attorney Marcie Charles
2 sons – Spencer Charles (19) currently attending Embry Riddle Aeronautical University,
Nathan Charles (17) Senior at Creekside High School in Fruit Cove, Florida


“Life is what happens while you are busy making other plans”
– John Lennon

Treasurer

Colby Robertson


Hometown:

Minnetonka, Minnesota


Education:

Bachelor’s in Psychology
Broadcast Journalism


Previous Career:

TV Reporter
Marketing/PR Specialist


Biggest Accomplishment:

Completing my first marathon


Awards + Achievements:

2014 Naples Area Chamber Young-
Professional of the Year
2015 Gulfshore Business 40 Under 40


Next Big Goal:

Completing TransRockies 6-Day Stage Race in August and Climbing Kilimanjaro in October 2019 


“We must be willing to let go of the life we planned so as to have the life that is waiting for us.” 
– Joseph Campbell

Co-Founder

Andrew Miranti


Hometown:

New Orleans, Louisiana


Education:

Bachelor’s in Biology
Minor in Secondary Education


Previous Career:

High School Teacher
Football and Track Coach


Biggest Accomplishment:

Being a father


Awards + Achievements:

Performance Enhancing Specialist certification
Level 1 Sports Performance Certification from USA-W


Family:

Wife Shanna and 4 Children


“Life is not about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself”
– Lolly Daska

Honorary Board Member

Sarah Holton

Bio coming soon!

Laurie Kemp


Hometown:

Great Neck, NY & Hollywood, FL


Education:

EdD Curriculum & Instruction – Florida Gulf Coast University
MA Exceptional Education- University of Central Florida
BS Speech Communication- University of Miami


Career:

Director of K-12 Education, SEG, Inc.
Adjunct Instructor, FGCU


Biggest Accomplishment:

Raising a smart, kind, and independent young man.


Family:

Husband, Paul
Son, Jacob


“Educating the mind without educating the heart is no education at all.”
– Aristotle

Heather Border


Hometown:

Naples, FL


Education:

Dual Master of Science degrees in Finance and Real Estate and Construction Management, graduating Magna Cum Laude from the University of Denver


Career:

Entrepreneur, Co- Founder of Alliance Global Advisors


Biggest Accomplishment:

My husband and I had three children in four years and we both launched our own consulting firms


Awards + Achievements:

College volleyball scholarship


Family:

Heather lives in her hometown, Naples, FL with her husband, Jay Border (retired military) and three children Jackson (5), Harrison (3) and Madelyn (1).


“If you do what you’ve always done, you’ll get what you’ve always gotten.”

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