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.
Operations Manager & Volunteer Coordinator
Nickelle was born and raised in Mobile, AL. She lived in Colorado Springs, CO for a short time, but could not stand to be away from the Gulf Coast. She volunteers in the community and is excited to work with a dedicated team protecting and preserving the waterways and city she loves so dearly. She enjoys spending time on the water with her husband, Dan Stoll, and two sons, William and Spencer.
As Operations Manager & Volunteer Coordinator, Nickelle is responsible for managing various partnerships including Mobile Baykeeper's involvement with the Alabama Renewal Group. She also organizes volunteers for our fundraising events and oversees event coordination and logistics.
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 designed to raise awareness of environmental campaigns, promote fundraising events, and increase membership. He is responsible for writing and designing all promotional materials, building relationships with local media influencers and serving as a direct liaison, and executing the organization's digital strategy through the management of social media platforms, 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.
admiin & membership 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 Admin & Membership 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.