Who We Are:
Dr. Stacy Wolfe – Biologist and Interpretive Guide
Stacy was born and raised in Southeastern Ohio, where she spent a lot of her time exploring nearby woods and streams. Stacy received a B.S. in Biology from Marietta College, and worked as a naturalist for the Ohio Department of Natural Resources. She always dreamed of being a mermaid so she moved to Florida to pursue her passion – marine biology. She has a double M.S. degree in Marine Biology and Coastal Zone Management. Her doctoral degree focused on getting people out in nature and curing what Richard Louv coined “nature deficit disorder.” She is a certified Florida Master Naturalist and Florida Master Naturalist Instructor. She has led hundreds of tours to the Everglades, Florida Keys and state parks. Stacy is most at peace alone in nature or snorkeling and scuba diving with her family. Stacy agrees with H.J. Brown Jr.: That “Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than the ones you did do.”
Dr. Ben Ruby – Director of Tours and Interpretive Guide
Ben is a South Florida native. Growing up, he spent a good amount of time outdoors: enjoying the beach and playing sports. However, it wasn’t until he began scuba diving in his twenties that he developed a passion for ocean ecology and nature. Ben worked as a college professor for 20 years, and he has led hundreds of tours to the Everglades, the Florida Keys, and other places of interest. He loves spending time with his wife and two kids. He greatly enjoys traveling, reading, gardening, and drinking Flor de Cana rum. Ben is a scholar of the writer Joseph Conrad; and he lives by the motto: “When you stop and look around, this life is pretty amazing,” by Dr. Seuss.
Christopher Eddy – Naturalist and Interpretive Guide
Chris is a Florida native. Growing up on the boundary of the Everglades, he spent much of his youth exploring the wild places near his home. That childhood sense of exploration never left him. His passion for nature and adventure led him to a career with the National Park Service. He has worked as a park ranger with Everglades National Park and Yosemite National Park; and has received certification as a Wildland Firefighter. He has also worked as an environmental educator. An avid hiker, Chris has completed sections of the Appalachian, John Muir and Pacific Crest trails. He enjoys rock climbing, cycling, paddling and gardening. For Chris, fulfillment is all about perspective: He lives by the quote, “It’s not what you look at that matters, it’s what you see,” by Henry David Thoreau.
OUR PASSION: TO PRESERVE THE PLANET ONE ADVENTURE-TOUR AT A TIME! We invite you to join us on one of our tours – to share in our passion – and to find the REAL Florida.
WHAT WE DO: Wild Lime Adventures is an eco-tour and cultural tour company, providing round-trip day-tours from anywhere in South Florida to places like the Florida Keys, Everglades National Park, and Fakahatchee Strand State Park (and other destinations).
OUR MISSION: We take our guests beyond the regular touristic type activities – so they learn about the natural ecology of the places they visit and have fun while becoming immersed in nature. Our guests bond with family and friends through each adventure. They create memories that will last a lifetime. These personalized and adventurous experiences are led by a naturalist, a Florida Master Naturalist or a marine biologist. They enable guests to find the REAL Florida.
CHARITABLE GIVING: Wild Lime Adventures is proud to support REEF.org in its mission to raise awareness for protecting the oceans and coral reefs. REEF.org has a terrific reputation for its conservation efforts. We are pleased to donate a small portion from each paid tour to REEF.org. — Visit http://www.reef.org
REEF.ORG’S MISSION: To conserve marine ecosystems for their recreational, commercial, and intrinsic value by educating, enlisting and enabling divers and other marine enthusiasts to become active stewards and citizen scientists. REEF links the diving community with scientists, resource managers and conservationists through marine-life data collection and related activities.