Coastal Keepers welcomes Douglas Gould to the nonprofit organization’s Advisory Board.

Gould grew up near Philadelphia and visited Sanibel annually for 12 years before moving to the island with his wife, Christina, and their daughter, Reagan. After graduating from Wittenberg University, he attended Vermont Law School where he served as a Note Editor for the Vermont Law Review and co-founded the School’s Criminal Law Group and Trial Advisory Board.

In 1996, Gould went to work for the Montgomery County District Attorney’s Office in Norristown, Pa., where he served for nearly five years. During his time with the Office, Gould served on the Narcotics Enforcement Unit, Sex Crimes Unit and Major Crimes Unit. In 2001, Gould left the Office and went to work for a Pizonka, Reilly, Bello & McGrory, P.C. in King of Prussia, Pa., where he ultimately became a partner. In July, Gould successfully sat for part A and part B of the Florida Bar Exam.

Gould has been deeply affected by the recent fish-kill and economic injury inflicted on our local businesses by the recent Red Tide outbreak. He hopes to use his personal and professional experience to aid Coastal Keepers with its goal of conserving our estuary while enhancing the Sanibel community.

Coastal Keepers, formerly the Sanibel-Captiva Chapter of START, operates as an independent branch of Sanibel Sea School to create and implement conservation initiatives that promote and improve the future of marine resources and our coastal heritage. To learn more, visit www.sancapcoastalkeeper.org.