Our Mission

Safeguarding Florida's Water Through Research and Education

Bullsugar Alliance, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit dedicated to solving Florida’s water management crisis through research and education, was founded to complement the work of its affiliate organization, Bullsugar.org, through nonpartisan advocacy and other charitable activities.

As part of our mission to educate the public, Bullsugar Alliance offers educational briefings on issues within the purview of our organization's mission to all candidates for public office. If you are a candidate for any elected office, of any party affiliation, please contact us at candidatebriefing@bullsugar.org for additional information about our issues.

"The Everglades is a test. If we pass it, we may get to keep the planet."

- Joe Podgor

 

 

Our Board

Alan Farago

Alan Farago

Alan Farago lives in Coral Gables, FL. He has been an activist, writer, and observer of Florida environmental, Everglades, and political issues for nearly 30 years. His editorials have appeared regularly in Florida newspapers, online publications like Counterpunch and Huffington Post, and the daily blog he co-writes, Eye On Miami. He first engaged in these issues through his love of the Florida Keys and flats fishing. His work has been recognized by the Everglades Coalition and conservation groups. He currently serves as conservation chair for Friends of the Everglades, the Miami-based group founded by Marjory Stoneman Douglas in 1969.

Nathaniel Linville

Nathaniel Linville

Nathaniel Linville lives in Key West, Florida, where he and his wife Kat own and operate the Angling Company. He serves on the board of directors for the Lower Keys Guides Association, and serves as president of Keys Alliance. Nathaniel has won the March Merkin Permit Tournament twice, and the Del Brown Permit Tournament once. He is 4-time Grand Champion in the fly division of the Cuda Bowl, and has won the SLAM Superfly three times. He developed the Cobranagle knot for tarpon fishing, and enjoys chasing light line world records with a fly rod. He is also an IGFA representative.

Chris Maroney

Chris Maroney

Chris is a retired Internet entrepreneur. He received his BS in Economics at Harvard University. He is an avid fisherman whose favorite two places are Florida Bay and the southern Indian River Lagoon, which he looks forward to seeing healthy again in the not too distant future.

Dave Preston

Dave Preston

An avid fly fisherman and outdoorsman, Dave was born and raised in Miami and grew up in the 80's and 90's exploring the waters of Florida Bay, the Everglades, Biscayne Bay, and the Keys. He is a University of Florida alumni, and has worked across the state as a commercial real estate broker since graduating in 2003. He currently resides in Jupiter, but you can usually find him anywhere there are tarpon swimming in the spring and summer months.

Julian Robertson

Julian Robertson

Julian has been a lifelong fly fisherman with a deep passion for the outdoors. Originally from Long Island, NY, Julian graduated from Lynn University in 2002. From 2007-2015, he served as a Managing Director of Waiaua Bay Farm Limited. Under his leadership, Waiaua Bay Farm Limited purchased, built and/or developed 3 Relais and Chateaux/Virtuoso Hotel and Resort properties, which have won numerous prestigious awards.  Mr. Robertson served as the General Manager of the Lodge at Kauri Cliffs from 2004 through 2007, the General Manager of the Farm at Cape Kidnappers from 2007 through 2010 and the Managing Director of Matakauri Lodge from 2010 through 2015.  He coordinated and oversaw construction and development projects at each property, managed employees and other service providers and developed a marketing program focused on a top-tier client base.

 

Peter Upton

Peter Upton

Born in Michigan, Peter received his undergraduate at UNC Chapel Hill followed by a law degree at Temple University in Philadelphia, before moving to Miami in the early 1980s. Upon arriving there, he first interned at Dade County Public Defender but left to work at American Friends Service Committee as staff attorney representing imprisoned undocumented people at Krome Detention Center. There he also represented undocumented farmworkers in rural areas throughout south Florida, including Indiantown in western Martin County. While representing some West Indian clients on immigration proceedings after they jumped their contracts with Big Sugar, he found a healthy outrage for the sugar industry, its practices and its post-colonial exploits. In '88, Peter moved to NYC then to Mozambique to work for Save the Children where he assisted with war traumatized children. From New York, he came to Indiantown to open a private immigration law practice. He eventually settled his family down in Stuart where he became a member of several boards including Americans for Immigrant Justice in Miami and the Elliott Museum where he was board chair from 2014 through 2015.

Blair Wickstrom

Blair Wickstrom

As publisher of Florida Sportsman magazine, Blair Wickstrom also oversees all related media and products associated with the brand, including: television, Reel Time Florida Sportsman, Florida Sportsman Best Boat and Florida Sportsman Project Dreamboat, online, website, social media and video, expos, Florida Sportsman Expos, radio, FloridaSportsman Radio Live, and Florida Sportsman books, charts and products.  He has hosted television shows; written magazine features and regularly contributes photography.  He has been a board member for both the American Sportfishing Association and Coastal Conservation Association.  

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Bullsugar Alliance

2336 SE Ocean Blvd, #172

Stuart, FL 34996