Team Board of Directors
Our board members are business and community leaders whose investment in Mobile Baykeeper goes beyond attending meetings and making donations. They connect the community to our mission by advocating for Mobile Baykeeper in their daily lives. In every community member they see someone who needs and deserves a swimmable, fishable Mobile Bay.
To get involved, please email William Strickland at email@example.com, or call 251-433-4229.
Lyndsey was born and raised in Montgomery, but has called the Gulf Coast home since 2012. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Commerce and Business Administration from The University of Alabama and a Masters of Business Administration from Auburn University Montgomery. Lyndsey is a Certified Public Accountant and a Certified Valuation Analyst. She is currently a manager with Wilkins Miller Certified Public Accountants and Advisors. Lyndsey resides in Spanish Fort with her husband and two children. She enjoys live music, podcasts, and spending time on the water.
Working for BayKeeper has given her the ability to help students form a connection with the world around them, that nature and our impacts on it are all around us. Baykeeper helps her work toward her dream of putting Alabama on the map for something besides football.
With over two decades in the banking industry, Lee serves as Senior Vice President for Cadence Bank. An active leader, Lee serves in leadership roles with various local organizations, including: Eastern Shore Chamber of Commerce, M.S. Leadership of Greater Mobile, and as the Chairman of the Industrial Development Board for the City of Fairhope. Lee is a graduate of The University of Alabama, LSU Graduate School of Banking, Leadership Baldwin, and Alabama Leadership Initiative. He resides in Fairhope with his wife and two children. In his free time, he enjoys playing golf, traveling, and spending time outdoors.
Katrina and the BP Oil Spill, which shaped his understanding of environmental protection and the consequences of environmental negligence. Edward attended Auburn University for Anthropology and Sustainability. After graduating and working as a caregiver for two years, he returned to school this fall and sought a position with Mobile Baykeeper to become more firmly rooted in the local environmental landscape and the Mobile community. He loves gardening, hiking, paddling, and traveling in his free time.
Jep Hill previously served as President of Mobile Baykeeper’s Young Advisory Council before joining the Board of Directors. Jep is a native Mobilian who returned after studying at The University of Alabama. Jep’s professional background includes supporting roles in offshore supply, healthcare software, and automotive remanufacturing, and he recently began as the Director of Finance for McGill Toolen Catholic High School.
Steve grew up in Fairhope and holds a BS in Civil Engineering from The University of South Alabama. Steve is a Professional Engineer and a LEED Accredited Professional in Building Design and Construction. He enjoys sailing, fishing and kayaking and is a past Commodore of the Fairhope Yacht Club. He also holds a USCG Master’s Credential with a Sailing Endorsement. Steve’s past volunteer service includes the Coastal Conservation Association (CCA), the U.S. Green Building Council, the City of Fairhope’s Industrial Development Board, and he has served on the boards of the Hargrove Foundation, the Fairhope Yacht Club and the Fairhope United Methodist Church. Steve and his wife Susan are retired and reside in Fairhope.
Sumpter is an attorney in Mobile practicing in the areas of tax and estate planning, healthcare, and general business transactions at Phelps Dunbar, LLP. He is a native of Greenville, Alabama, studied economics at Ole Miss, obtained a law degree from The University of Alabama Law School, and obtained an LL.M. in Taxation from Georgetown University Law School. Sumpter has a wonderful wife, Dr. Alinda Guynes McGowin, and three small children. He is a mediocre but dedicated fisherman whose best days are spent with his son exploring the rivers, bays, and bayous surrounding Mobile – killing bait and learning lessons the hard way.
A 1993 graduate of Washington & Lee University, Jeremy worked for a regional bank as a branch manager and commercial lender before entering the commercial real estate industry in 1998. Prior to founding MCR in 2012, he served as a principal and V.P. of Sales and Development at White-Spunner & Associates, Inc. of Mobile where he specialized in commercial sales, leasing, development and real estate consulting services. Jeremy is active in many area organizations including the Mobile Area Association of Realtors, where he served as President and member of the executive committee, as well as the Downtown Mobile Alliance and the Alabama CCIM Chapter. A Mobile resident, Jeremy is married to Myrtle Milling and has four children, Jeb, Emilia, Lee, and Helen.
Benson serves as Controller at White-Spunner Investments, LLC. He previously served as the President of Mobile Baykeeper’s Board of Directors. He is also a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the Alabama Society of Certified Public Accountants and the Vice President of the St. Ignatius School Advisory Board. He resides in Mobile with his wife and three children.
SAM ST. JOHN
Sam is the President and CEO of Logical Computer Solutions, Inc., a technology company providing solutions, service and consulting throughout the Gulf Coast region. Mr. St. John graduated from the University of Alabama with a Bachelors degree in Chemical Engineering. Mr. St. John and his wife Linda have a house on Fowl River and they are active in managing and monitoring the Osprey population, storm water and water quality issues there. Mr. St. John is also actively involved in various organizations in the community such as Muddy Water Watch, Coastal Conservation Association, Fowl River Area Civic Association, Mobile Area Chamber of Commerce, Gulf Coast Technology Council, and the Alabama Coastal Foundation where he serves on the Board.
Scott Schneider is Executive Vice President at CPSI, where he has worked since 1983, when he was its eleventh employee. Today CPSI is a publicly traded company with over 2,000 employees. He is also Chairman of the Board of Directors for the Commonwell Health Alliance and also holds a position on the Industrial Development Board for the City of Daphne. He previously served as Vice President to the Mobile Baykeeper Board of Directors. He lives in Daphne on Mobile Bay with his wife Betsy and two labs; their four children are all grown “and off the payroll!” He loves kayaking, paddleboarding, and fishing along with bowhunting.
George was born and raised in Pine Bluff, Ark., and has called the Gulf Coast home since 2000. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in English from Rhodes College at Memphis. George is an award-winning journalist and former top aide to Mayor Sandy Stimpson at the City of Mobile. He currently serves as Director of Government Relations for Volkert, Inc., a 100-year old engineering firm based in Mobile. He also serves on various boards including the Mobile Area Chamber of Commerce, Housing First and the Public Affairs Research Council of Alabama. George resides in Fairhope with his wife and two children.
Jasmine was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, but due to growing up in a military family, traveled around a bit before they landed in Tallahassee, Florida, where she was raised. She received her undergraduate degree in Civil Engineering from Florida State University and comes to Mobile after a brief stint in Colorado with her current company, Stantec. She relocated to Mobile with her husband Javon to assist the City of Mobile with the Capital Improvement Program where she currently serves as a Project Controls Consultant. Since relocating to Mobile, Jasmine has been able to rapidly get involved with various opportunities the City has to offer including participating in the Mobile Citizen’s Police Academy, the Mobile Fire and Rescue Citizens Academy, and being a member of the FBI Mobile Citizens Academy Alumni Chapter. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her husband and their dog Prince, playing soccer, and staying involved with many other community engagement activities.
Sam was raised in Opelika, Alabama but has called the Mobile Bay area home for the past 10 years. Sam graduated from the University of Alabama and received his law degree from Cumberland School of Law. He practices with Ryan & Wilkes, PC, handling storm water runoff litigation and an array of other civil matters. When not working, Sam enjoys playing music, fishing, diving, kayaking, and writing. His short fiction has placed in several writing competitions and has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize. Sam and his wife, Libba, reside in Fairhope with their two young boys and lazy wiener dog, Gus.