Brenda Altmeier

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Maritime Heritage Coordinator
(305) 852-7717

Brenda Altmeier is a member of the maritime heritage team that helps to oversee and provide education about the site's historical resources. A staff member of Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary since 1993, Altmeier has worked in all aspects of the program; creating educational tools, installing and maintaining mooring buoys, performing coral research, coral restoration and coral outplanting in addition to performing underwater field work on historical resources. In her capacity she has worked on archaeological projects throughout the United States, including Alaska, Hawaii, California, and Michigan. Altmeier maintains a U.S. Coast Guard 100-ton master license and operates both power and sailing vessels in the Florida Keys for work and recreation. A diver since the early 90's she is certified by both PADI and NAUI, and is a NOAA certified Nitrox, and working diver/divemaster. As a community member, Altmeier has been on the board of the Historic Preservation Society of the Upper Keys since 1997, is a founding member of the Florida Keys Reef Lights Foundation, and has a history of working with the Monroe County Sheriff's Department in a community advisory capacity.