Kathy Hicks is an environmental educator, nature photographer, and graphic designer native to the Alabama Gulf Coast. Growing up on the shores of Mobile Bay gave her a deep appreciation for nature and that sentiment is reflected in every task and project that she undertakes.
Helen Beers has been passionate her whole life in sharing our big beautiful outdoor world with others. She has been a volunteer, leading groups and teaching classes in a variety of fields for children and adults - through church ministries, Girl Scouts, local Audubon Societies and through Florida Fish and Wildlife programs such as Project Wild & Aquatic Wild. Helen has been a birder since the 1970's, active in Native Plant Society and with hiking, camping, canoeing & birding groups. She has worked as swim and canoe instructor, director of a church children's program and finally retiring as a Program Coordinator for Pine Jog Environmental Education Center in West Palm Beach, Florida. Helen is looking forward to working with the Audubon Young Birders Club.
A transplanted "Louisianian" from Shreveport, I came to the Dauphin Island birding in the early 2000’s as a novice and fell in love with the people and birds of SA. Served as an educator for 35 years with my last 17 as a high school principal, which explains why I liked the birds. Celeste Hinds mentored us through the Eastern Shore Birders and when they needed someone to coordinate the field trips, I was “elected” or more appropriately outnumbered. It has been fun because all our birders are such wonderful and enthusiastic participants and our birds more likely cooperate than not.