Casi (kc) Callaway
executive director & Baykeeper
Casi (kc) Callaway is from Mobile, Alabama, graduated high school from the last all girls' class of Julius T. Wright and received a degree in Philosophy and Ecology from Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia. She began working in the environmental field as the Southeastern Regional College Campus Coordinator for Earth Day 1990. Casi then began working for Clean Water Action in Washington, D.C. She worked on local, state, and federal campaigns in many areas, including public education, research of political issues, lobbying at every level of government, and fundraising. Before leaving D.C., Casi attained the positions of the D.C. Field Canvas Director and the D.C. Office's Florida Program Director.
As Executive Director & Baykeeper of Mobile Baykeeper (formerly Mobile Bay Watch, Inc.), Casi is responsible for coordinating public education; community organizing; research and fundraising. She holds four gubernatorial appointments and serves on the boards of several local, state and regional environmental organizations. Casi is also active in the Junior League of Mobile and with Government Street Presbyterian Church. She and her husband, Jarrett, have one amazing son, Coleman.
Born and raised in Mobile, Justine has a deep passion for the city of her birth. After graduating from St. Paul's Episcopal School, she attended The University of Alabama. In 2012, she received a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology with a Minor in Sociology. After graduation, she quickly returned home to serve the city that she loves. In the three years following her college career, she worked as a paralegal on the BP Oil Spill team at Cunningham Bounds, LLC. She is an active member of the community serving on several local boards and committees including: Mobile Arts Council, St. Paul’s Episcopal School, St. Mary’s Home, and James T. Strickland Youth Center. Justine is also an active member of St. Ignatius Parish and a past member of the Board of Directors and chairwoman of the Young Advisory Council for Mobile Baykeeper.
She is honored to be a full-time staff member and is eager to advance the mission of the organization while building membership, hosting events, and fundraising. In her free time, she enjoys spending time outdoors and on the water with family, friends and her dog Marley.
Cade grew up on Guntersville Lake in north Alabama. After earning his B.S. from Auburn University he took a position with the U.S. Forest Service as a wilderness restoration intern in Washington; however, sweet home Alabama called and Cade returned to work on his M.S. at Auburn University. He has completed all coursework and will receive his M.S. upon completion of his thesis. After getting married he followed his wife to her home in Baldwin County and has been exploring the treasures of the Gulf coast since. In his spare time Cade likes to kayak and bike with his wife and snow ski whenever he can. Cade is thrilled to have the opportunity to work for the citizens of the Alabama Gulf coast and preserve the environment of this majestic area.
As Program Director, Cade works to make sure that projects Mobile Baykeeper engages in fit the vision and strategic plan of the organization. He is responsible for determining how and when to engage in policy matters to ensure responsible growth throughout the area. Cade manages Mobile Baykeeper's activities in protecting our waterways and communities from pollution resulting from infrastructure issues such as sewage overflows, construction stormwater, and industrial pollution. With assistance from the Program Coordinator and Education and Outreach Coordinator and guidance of the Executive Director and Board of Directors he designs and implements new programs to educate and engage citizens on environmental issues. He also oversees work related to citizen concerns on environmental issues.
As a Mobile native, Hanlon, like many of us, grew up with a great appreciation for our Gulf Coast. He graduated from Birmingham-Southern College in May 2012 with a B.S. in Business Administration and a minor in Urban Environmental Studies. In no hurry to start a career, he immediately moved to Jackson Hole, Wyoming after graduation, where he spent the next three years. During this time, he worked seasonally at a fine dining Italian restaurant while exploring outdoor adventures in the Rocky Mountains and traveling in the shoulder seasons. Now back at home on the water, Hanlon is an avid kayaker and also enjoys spending time at the beach, riding his bike, playing tennis, and beach volleyball.
Hanlon initially got his start at Baykeeper as the Development & Outreach Intern, where he assisted with various aspects of marketing, event planning, research, and community outreach. He then temporarily served as the Grants Assistant, writing and managing grants, before moving into his current position. As Communications Coordinator, Hanlon works with both the Program and Development Director to implement marketing and PR strategies to raise awareness of environmental issues, promote fundraising events, and increase membership. He is responsible for writing and designing all promotional material, building relationships with and serving as a liaison to local media, and directing the organization's digital strategy through the management of social media, e-mail marketing, the Mobile Baykeeper website, and blog.
education & Outreach COORDINATOR
Although originally from North Carolina, Jamie has spent the last 14 years living in Los Angeles where she produced documentaries, television shows, multimedia content, and commercials for various production companies and advertising clients. In 2007 Jamie helped launch a production company and was the Executive Producer of their first feature film, which was picked up for distribution, released theatrically, and is now available On Demand. Most recently she served as Production Supervisor for EcoSet Consulting, LLC. EcoSet works with advertising clients such as Target, Samsung, Campbell’s and Old Navy to help reduce the environmental impact of their commercial sets and events. They have diverted over 500 of tons of materials from landfills by composting, recycling and donating all remaining wardrobe, set, catering and art department items to artists, teachers and non-profits throughout the community. In 2015 Jamie helped co-create the blog Project:Women, whose mission is to provide original content and curate stories for, by, and about women throughout the world.
As the Education and Outreach Coordinator, Jamie interfaces with the public and works to expand existing and cultivate new relationships with local groups, organizations and individuals. She creates and produces media campaigns to bridge the gap between the community and the organization and helps develop and lead programs to educate the community on the Mobile Bay Watershed, and our unparalleled natural resources to ensure everyone has clean water, clean air and lives in a healthy community.
program & Grants Coordinator
Laura was born and raised in Scottsdale, AZ, but always knew she wanted to live by the water. She graduated from Dickinson College in Pennsylvania with a B.A. in Environmental Studies in May 2012. After graduation, she moved down to Alabama to work for the Fisheries Ecology Lab at the Dauphin Island Sea Lab. Shortly after, she started graduate school and completed a M.S. in Marine Science at the University of South Alabama in December 2014. Laura has always been fascinated with the water and all that lives in it. She loves to go fishing, kayaking, and snorkeling in her free time. It was not surprising that she fell in love with Alabama's Gulf Coast and decided to call it home.
As Program and Grants Coordinator, Laura researches local projects in regard to their environmental impact. She helps carry out existing Mobile Baykeeper programs and designing and works to implement new programs to educate citizens on environmental issues. She also addresses and investigates citizen concerns on environmental issues. Laura is responsible for researching, writing and managing grants to fulfill the organization’s mission.
membership & Volunteer COORDINATOR
Chad was born and raised in Mobile, Alabama where he spent much of his childhood enjoying the water - either off the coast or on the Pascagoula River with his family. After attending Mary G. Montgomery High School, he spent a few years living in different surrounding states before his hometown called him back.
Upon returning home, he attended Bishop State Community College before transferring to the University of South Alabama, where he received a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science with a Minor in Gender Studies. While he was acquiring his degree, Chad interned at Mobile United. He eventually was hired on as a staff member and worked alongside some of the city's most influential leaders and organizations. Chad is an active member of the community, serving on the Advisor Board of AIDS Alabama South and helping many people in our area in finding their “zen” as an instructor at Glow Yoga.
As Membership & Volunteer Coordinator, he is responsible for engaging the community and capturing their momentum as members, volunteers, and partners to help the advancement of Mobile Baykeeper in their mission to ensure everyone has clean water, clean air, and healthy communities. In his free time, you can find Chad either in a kitchen, in the outdoors, or with friends.
Diego was born in Tampa, FL, and later moved to Mobile, AL, when he was young. He received a B.A. in Economics with a minor in History from Rhodes College in Memphis, TN. Following his undergraduate degree, he then received a Master’s Degree in Environmental Management from Duke University’s Nicholas School of the Environment, focusing specifically on environmental science. He became involved in Diversity & Inclusion both at Duke University and within his specific program; it was there he learned he could combine his science skills with minority and low-income community advocacy to support environmental justice efforts. In his free time, he likes to go kayaking, swing dancing & Latin dancing, work out at the gym, and listen to podcasts on all types of science topics.
Patrol & Monitoring Americorps member
Ellie grew up in Carmel, Indiana but calls Evergreen, Colorado home when she is not in the beautiful Mobile area for school. She is currently a senior at Spring Hill College and will graduate in May with an B.S. in Marine Biology. Last summer, Ellie interned with Mobile Baykeeper as a Patrol and Monitoring Intern and just couldn’t stay away as she re-joins the Baykeeper team as an AmeriCorps member. After graduation, she plans on taking a year of service before attending graduate school to study Marine Environmental Ecology. Ellie is very passionate about her work with the environment and is excited to continue to grow that passion with Mobile Baykeeper.
swamp program americorps member
Angelica is a native of Mobile, AL and lover of the Mobile Bay. She graduated from St. Paul’s Episcopal School in 2007 and went on to pursue a major in Telecommunications & Film and minor in Mass Communications, receiving her B.A. from the University of Alabama in 2011. While attending UA, Angelica served as Track Team Captain and earned several athletic & academic awards including a SEC Championship title. She returned back home to Mobile in 2012 and worked as a teacher and retail manager. Upon her return home, she became an active member in the community, serving as a youth mentor for St. Mary’s home and mentor at Strickland Youth Center.
In 2014, Angelica decided to further her education in pursuit of a Master’s Degree in Communications at the University of South Alabama (USA). During this time, Angelica worked as a Public Speaking teaching assistant at USA and Public Relations Assistant for the St. Louis Rams. Shortly after receiving her Master’s in 2016, she became the Communications Instructor and Internship Coordinator for the Alabama School of Math & Science; she is currently working towards launching her own communications Consulting & Production Company.
She is elated to join the Mobile Baykeeper family as an AmeriCorps member to further advance their mission and educate and engage the community and youth on the importance of protecting our beautiful Mobile Bay Watershed through Baykeeper’s SWAMP program. In her free time, Angelica enjoys spending time on the water with her family at their bay home in Mon Luis Island.
swamp program americorps member
Leslie grew up on the Eastern Shore of Mobile Bay, in Fairhope. While growing up, she spent her afternoons and summers enjoying the local waterways, and to say she is passionate about the local environment may be an understatement. After earning her B.S. in Marine Biology with a minor in Sustainability Studies from Auburn University, she accepted a job on the tiny island of Saba in the Dutch Caribbean, where she worked as an Event Coordinator for an Environmental Awareness program, Dive Instructor, and Environmental Education teacher during her four years there. While on Saba she discovered her passion for teaching, and has recently moved back to pursue a Master’s in Education from the University of South Alabama. She is thrilled to be working for Mobile Baykeeper as an AmeriCorps Member; Mobile Baykeeper has always been an organization in the area that she has admired for working so hard to protect the environment she loves. Leslie will be working alongside Angelica on the Strategic Watershed Awareness and Monitoring Program (SWAMP), and is so excited to be part of such an amazing team. SWAMP educates participants on the role and importance of watersheds, and interested individuals are then trained and certified as water quality monitors. Leslie loves to go scuba diving, swimming and kayaking, and enjoys spending time with her family, her husband Laszlo, and her dog Snuggles.
volunteer program americorps member
Sarah Hogan grew up in Monroeville, the literary capital of Alabama. She attended Monroe County High School, and upon completion decided to give back to her country in The United States Coast Guard at the age of 20. After completion of her service, she returned to Alabama in pursuit of her B.S.degree at the University of South Alabama. She is currently in her Junior year, as well as working in the office of Student Veterans Affairs aiding others Veterans through their transition into civilian life. During her spare time she enjoys kayaking, swimming, fishing, and biking along the Gulf Coast.
volunteer program americorps member
Karrie Quirin is originally from Belleville, IL (just outside of St. Louis, MO). She came to Mobile, AL to pursue her undergrad in Psychology at Spring Hill College and ended up falling in love with the city and decided to stay in the area. Currently, she is furthering her education by pursuing an online master’s degree in Environmental Studies through the University of Illinois Springfield. Locally, she has served as the spring 2016 intern for Alabama Coastal Foundation, worked as Spring Hill College's Sustainability Coordinator for the 2016-2017 year, and currently serves on the Associate Board of the Week’s Bay Foundation. On a national level, she is a member of the Earth Guardian’s RYSE youth council that encourages and trains youth to become leaders who will protect our planet for generations to come.
As part of the volunteer program, she is looking forward in leading and educating other community members on the issues in our coastal communities. She understands her role "not as a manager over volunteers but as a teacher sharing with them the knowledge to teach others how to keep our community safe and clean."