Dana Ste.Claire, Department of Heritage Tourism, City of St. Augustine
Mr. Ste. Claire heads the City’s heritage tourism effort and is Executive Director of the St. Augustine 450th Commemoration Commission. Formerly National Director of Museums for Historic Tours of America, Inc. where he designed and developed museums and interpretive programs across the country, he consults as a heritage tourism specialist internationally. Mr. Ste.Claire holds B.A. and M.A. degrees from the University of South Florida in archaeology and cultural resource management. He is a former museum director, college instructor, newspaper columnist, author and PBS television host, and has served on numerous local, state and national historic preservation and tourism boards.
Robert Stone, Florida Cattlemen’s Foundation
Mr. Stone is an independent folklorist, photographer, and media producer based in Gainesville, Florida. In his service with the Florida Folklife Program from 1990-2010, he served as Folklife Specialist, Outreach Coordinator, and State Folklorist. His projects include two eight-part radio series; a multi-media traveling exhibition about Florida cattle ranching; nine CDs for Arhoolie’s Sacred Steel Guitar series; a documentary video and countless personal appearances. His current work includes further documentation of Florida cattle ranching culture and the sacred steel tradition and continued outreach, bringing these fascinating pieces of Florida’s past and present to new audiences year after year.
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Samuel Turner, Ph.D., St. Augustine Lighthouse & Museum
Dr. Turner is Director of Archaeology for the Lighthouse Archaeological Maritime Program (LAMP) at the St. Augustine Lighthouse and Museum. He received a BA in History as a Social Science from Antioch College where he began to acquire his specialized knowledge of the early Spanish Colonial period in the New World. He did his MA in the Nautical Archaeology Program at Texas A&M University and received his Ph.D. in Spanish and Spanish American Studies from King’s College of the University of London in 1999. Dr. Turner has worked on shipwrecks and terrestrial maritime sites in the Middle East, Europe, Latin America, and the United States and conducts extensive archival research in Europe and the U.S. working with both English and Spanish documents.