Bruce is an avid fly fisherman and kayaker currently living in Fort Myers, Florida with his wife, Kim Hostetler. They have six children and three grandchildren. Bruce was born in Richmond, Virginia and spent most of his life there. He earned his degree at Virginia Commonwealth University and an MBA at the University of South Carolina. His career in healthcare advocacy, representation, and policy began in Virginia and progressed to becoming President/CEO of the Hospital Association in Maine, Minnesota and finally Florida, where he served until retiring in 2020.
Ruth Watkins has over 30 years experience working for water quality-focused environmental organizations in the Pacific Northwest. Much of that time was spent coordinating with agencies, local governments and diverse groups to undertake multifaceted projects to protect vulnerable water resources.
Jason is a Southwest Florida native, business owner and boater. With roots in Cape Coral since 1972, the Pim family enjoys regularly sailing and fishing throughout Florida and the Bahamas. Over the years, Jason has become increasingly active in working to conserve local waterways and lands, advocating at a variety of coalitions, citizens groups and governing bodies. Jason hopes to ensure future generations enjoy the unique natural resources he experienced while growing up in the SWFL outdoors.