made up mostly of volunteers
who believe in the power of photography,
and that the content we create can help save this wonderful planet we call home.
| OUR LEADERSHIP TEAM |
WILLIAM FREUND, PRESIDENT
William Freund is the founder of fStop Foundation a non profit out to make an impact on our world by using photography to create positive awareness for conservation. William was born and raised in El Salvador and was exposed from an early age to conservation by his father. His professional career began as a commercial pilot, and then he transitioned to working for the family business. William is passionate about photography and the environment. In 2020, he took the plunge and decided to dedicate himself full time to run the fStop Foundation. He is married to Amy and is incredibly proud of his daughter Abby and his son Max.
AMY FREUND, VICE PRESIDENT
Amy is Program Coordinator for The Harvest Drive, a 501(c)3 organization dedicated to feeding hungry students in public schools in Broward County, Florida. She has been involved with them for over eight years.
ABBY FREUND, BOARD SECRETARY
Abby is a Doctor of Physical Therapy having earned her degree from Emory University. She lives and works in South Florida and is an avid horseback rider and animal lover. She is passionate not only about helping humans live a better life, but also our environment making sure nature and animals also have a chance for a better life.
DAVID BATES, BOARD MEMBER AND LEGAL COUNSEL
David is a shareholder at the Gunster Law Firm in Florida. He serves on Gunster’s board of directors and is co-chair of the firm’s Technology & Emerging Companies practice. He has twice been named Corporate Lawyer of the Year in West Palm Beach as well as one of the top 100 Lawyers in Florida. David is also an award winning photographer and one of our Contributing Photographers. You can see more of his images on his web site www.davidbates.com
CLIFF PAGE, BOARD MEMBER AND EDUCATION CHAIR
Cliff is the owner of Cliff Page Academic Solutions, LLC and has over 16 years experience in the classroom. He has been recognized as the Teacher of the Year at the Pine Crest School in Ft. Lauderdale, FL as well as the Linnell Award winner for Excellence in Teaching.
MAX FREUND, BOARD MEMBER & CHIEF CONTENT CREATOR
Max is the founder of M. Freund Photography, a company that focuses on creating captivating images and videos for personal and professional use. He is a graduate of the Newhouse School of Communications and the Whitman School of Management at Syracuse University.
Max has produced numerous video series focusing on important conservation issues as well as two award winning films. One of these films, The Need for Connectivity, was also aired in seven PBS stations across Florida.
Max is also the creator of the Nature4NextGen initiative which works on creating land and conservation stewards of the younger generations.
JAYNE JOHNSTON, VOLUNTEER COORDINATOR
Jayne earned her Bachelor of Arts in environmental studies from Florida Gulf Coast University (FGCU) in southwest Florida. Following graduation, she applied her degree in her roles as the panther outreach specialist and a wildlife assistance biologist with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC). She currently engages the public on wildlife conflict issues serving as the panther outreach coordinator with the Defenders of Wildlife and the education and outreach contractor for FWC’s Bear Management Program. Her passion for communicating science to the public drove her to establish her own business – Wildlife Coexistence Solutions. She is a passionate conservationist, environmental educator, and during her free time, she enjoys birds, birds, and birds.
CARLY GOODMAN, CURRICULUM SPECIALIST
Carly Goodman is a teaching professional in South Florida. She is a highly effective educator who specializes in curriculum design and project implementation. Combining her passion for animals and education, she developed a yearlong curriculum that incorporates fStop photography and videography to engage youth in conservation awareness and practices. She has implemented this curriculum for three years, and continues to adapt the program with new research findings. Carly enjoys spending time with her friends and family, and her cat, Yofi.