Brevard Nature Alliance Staff

Barb Eager

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Barb came onboard as the Executive Director of the BNA in May 2016. She is responsible for all operational activities of the Alliance, with the number one event being the Space Coast Birding and Wildlife Festival (SCBWF). She brings a background of over 35 years in tourism, non-profit management and national event planning. Barb Eager’s previous affiliation was with the North American Association for Environmental Education as Deputy Director of Administration, Conference and Core Services. She brings years of nonprofit experience to the BNA with a strong emphasis on organizational, financial and time management skills. Starting with a very successful SCBWF in January 2017, Barb became the primary organizer of the Sponsors, Exhibitors, keynote and spotlight speakers, and works closely with the Festival Chair and onsite service providers. Along with mentoring the rest of the support team, Barb travels extensively nationwide promoting the festival going to the American Birding Expo, Cape May Fall Festival, Rio Grande Valley Birding Festival and the Biggest Week in Birding. Barb works closely with the BNA Board of Directors to nurture future growth of the BNA in line with the BNA’s mission. Barb was instrumental in creating the Giving Back to Conservation initiative which helps benefit other local nonprofit organizations.

Tiffany Barrineau

COMMUNITY OUTREACH COORDINATOR

Tiffany has a B.S. in Biology with a concentration in Marine Biology from Bloomsburg University, PA. She moved to Brevard County in 1999 and began working for the city of Satellite Beach as the Environmental Program Coordinator. She helped to manage Preservation 2000 lands and a 52-acre spoil island in the Indian River Lagoon. Currently, Tiffany stays busy being involved as the PTO Vice President at her son’s school, works with a local non-profit that tries to prevent drowning in young children, and is an ISR Infant Swim Instructor. She resides in Satellite Beach with her son.

Jim Eager

SOCIAL MEDIA COORDINATOR

After being associated with the festival for many years as a field trip leader, Jim is now also responsible for all social media for the Space Coast Birding & Wildlife Festival (SCBWF) as well as the Brevard Nature Alliance (BNA). In addition to the SCBWF Jim is also a field trip leader for the Everglades Birding Festival, Florida Birding & Nature Festival and Festival of Flight and Feathers as well as guiding in the Central Florida area with his own company Obsessive Compulsive Birding. Jim is a board member of the Merritt Island Wildlife Association (MIWA) and past board member of the Florida Ornithological Society (FOS) as well as Associate Editor (for bird distribution) for the FOS “Florida Field Naturalist”.

Kathy Rooney

ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANCE

Kathy joined Space Coast Birding and Wildlife Festival (SCBW) several years ago providing in-house and advertising materials for SCBWF and Brevard Nature Alliance (BNA). She received her Master of Arts degree from the University of Maryland in Behavioral & Social Sciences. As a Brevard resident of 34 years, she previously was part of the Advertising Production/Graphic Design/Ad Traffic departments at Florida Today newspaper for 22 years and currently works for Coastal Angler Magazine organizing monthly franchise production for print. She provides customer support, communication skills, and strong organizational expertice, working closely with the executive director helping to meet the needs of the festival’s Sponsors & Exhibitors, advertising commitments and administration of SCBWF & BNA.