Alexis K. Segal, Executive Director & Waterkeeper
Born and raised in Miami, Alexis spent most of her weekends sailing or motoring around Biscayne Bay with her family. This made learning about South Florida’s unique topography and ecosystems one of her favorite interests. Her love of the ocean and marine life followed her in her travels, leading her to explore the Chesapeake Bay, New England, New York Harbor and Long Island Sound under sail.
Alexis holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Georgetown University and attended law school at Emory University. She practiced corporate litigation in Manhattan and Washington D.C. for nearly eight years, and volunteered with the New York Lawyers for the Public Interest Environmental Justice Division, Animal Legal Defense Fund, and Waterkeeper Alliance prior to launching Biscayne Bay Waterkeeper in January 2011.
Haden Macbeth, Program Associate
Haden grew up on Choctawhatchee Bay in Northwest Florida. His family has been involved with environmental issues for the past 100 years. As an avid sailor, paddler, and fisherman Haden appreciates the need for a clean Bay on three levels. 1. Biscayne Bay is a beautiful place that inherently deserves to be protected, 2. A clean Bay is necessary for the health of Miami residents (all of us, human and non-human) and 3. it serves as a wonderful playground that offers invaluable opportunities for sport.
Haden graduated form Eckerd College with a degree in Philosophy. He is eager to learn as much as possible about the unique ecology of Miami’s watershed and to work towards ensuring Biscayne Bay is safe and healthy.