August Volunteer Spotlight: Tanguay Twins

August Volunteer Spotlight: Tanguay Twins

It’s not a stretch to say that twin sisters Lindsey and Brooke Tanguay have grown up at the Marine Discovery Center. Entering their senior year at Spruce Creek High School this fall, the 17-year-olds from Port Orange got their start in MDC’s summer camps as campers...
July Volunteer Spotlight: Bill Arndt

July Volunteer Spotlight: Bill Arndt

MDC volunteer Bill Arndt can do anything. Need someone to help maintain the grounds at the Marine Discovery Center? Give him a weed whacker. Need someone to monitor horseshoe crabs, or work in the oyster program, or back a trailer full of kayaks down to the water?...
April Volunteer Spotlight: MaryAnne West

April Volunteer Spotlight: MaryAnne West

MaryAnne West is that happy-faced volunteer you might find baiting hooks for kids in summer fishing camps or encouraging youngsters on the 203 stairsteps winding up the Ponce Inlet Lighthouse during camp and education outings. You might even see her working at the...
March Volunteer Spotlight: Maia Leibowitz

March Volunteer Spotlight: Maia Leibowitz

If you are ever at the Marine Discovery Center on a Wednesday afternoon, Maia Leibowitz will be the volunteer answering the phone, ringing up purchases and checking in guests for afternoon boat tours. She’s been doing that since 2014, making the native New Yorker one...
February Volunteer Spotlight: John Bromley

February Volunteer Spotlight: John Bromley

Youthful beyond his years, Marine Discovery Center volunteer John Bromley is quick to raise his hand to help wherever help is needed.  If the kayak team needs help, John is there to serve as a kayak sweep. If there is a need for Brazilian pepper eradication or...
January Volunteer Spotlight: Chris Nelson

January Volunteer Spotlight: Chris Nelson

Sometimes Chris Nelson looks as if he is auditioning for the Discovery Channel’s “Dirty Jobs” show when he volunteers at the Marine Discovery Center. If you see Nelson at work, chances are good he’s covered in mud from shoreline restoration, soaking wet from sweat in...