October 2019

Sid and his wife Lisa moved to Naples from New York in 2012 after retiring from careers in public education. Soon thereafter, Sid began working for the Conservancy. Volunteering for the Conservancy was a natural segue for him. Sid’s undergraduate studies at Cornell focused on the biological sciences with a concentration in ecology. He began his teaching career as a science teacher and ended it as a school superintendent. Leading tours, explaining nature and meeting new people comes naturally to Sid. He is also a Florida master naturalist.


Sid’s volunteer work includes guiding walks at Clam Pass and Pelican Bay as well as leading kayak tours on the Gordon River.

Living in Naples for Sid is like being in adult summer camp. When not volunteering he keeps busy cycling, playing tennis and pickleball, bird watching, kayaking, and fishing.

Educating people on the importance of preserving our natural environment while sharing nature jokes and riddles and bringing smiles (or sometimes groans) to their faces is the highlight of Sid’s time in Naples.

We thank Sid for his role in protecting Southwest Florida’s unique natural environment and quality of life…now and forever.

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