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Seaside School, Inc. Board

The April Board meeting will be held on Thursday, April 20, 2017 at 5:30 p.m. The meeting will be held at Seaside Neighborhood School in the 3rd building.

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Seaside School Board 2016-2017

This Seaside School, Inc. Board meets at least 10 times per year, unless there is a need for additional meetings outside of the regular schedule. Notice about any meeting of the Seaside School, Inc. Board is posted in the front office of the Seaside School at least seven days before the scheduled meeting. Meetings are generally held on the third Thursday of the month at 5:30 PM.

For the 2016-2017 school year, the following individuals serve on the Seaside School, Inc. Board:

Patrick Murphy, Co-Chairman

patrickmurphyir (1)Patrick Murphy is the Senior Vice President of Operations for The St. Joe Company. He oversees Resort, Marina, Club and Lease Operations for the company. Mr. Murphy brings to the company extensive experience in the management and operations of large, luxury resort properties. This marks his second tenure with The St. Joe Company since he previously worked for the St. Joe-owned WaterColor Inn & Resort in Santa Rosa Beach, Fla., which was managed by The St. Joe Company at the time of his arrival. Mr. Murphy was at the WaterColor Inn & Resort since 2006 and most recently served as the resort’s General Manager. During his career, Mr. Murphy has held management positions at various Five Diamond and Five Star Resorts in the southeast. Mr. Murphy received his Bachelor’s degree from Armstrong State University in Savannah, Ga.

Cameron Strayhan, Co-Chairman

Cameron Picture for the BoardCameron was born and raised in New Orleans, Louisiana. She and her husband, Lee, enjoyed countless summers visiting the beautiful emerald coast before calling it their home in 2006, following Hurricane Katrina.
Cameron graduated from Louisiana State University with a Bachelor of Science in Microbiology and Chemistry. She then obtained her Juris Doctor from Loyola University College of Law, where she earned the top overall score for legal research and writing. Cameron spent several years practicing law particularly closing real estate transactions before transitioning into the Real Estate Sales Industry. Currently she is a Realtor for Beachy Beach 30A Real Estate, a boutique company specializing in 30A and known for their commitment to service, which made them a perfect fit for Cameron.
Both as a parent and as a professional, Cameron is very involved in the Scenic 30-A community, particularly in the area of education. In addition to her position as a board member for the Seaside School, she is the past President and Vice President of the PTO for Butler Elementary. Cameron has held the position of Registration Chair for the Seaside School Race Committee for the last three years, and plans to continue to hold the position well into the future. She also serves as a member of the Seaside School Business Advisory Committee and as a representative for the Walton County School District Advisory Council. Cameron holds memberships in the Florida Bar Association and the American Bar Association, as well as the regional, state, and national Association of Realtors.
Cameron is also an avid supporter of the Food For Thought Charity, Team Gleason outreach campaign, and Team Challenge, a charity that raises funds for Crohn’s and Ulcerative Colitis research. She and her husband, Lee, enjoy raising their two daughters, Madison and Sydney, in an area that provides such an amazing quality of life.

Reynolds Henderson, Vice Chairman

Reynolds hendersonReynolds is a graduate of the University of Alabama with a BS in Political Science. He is a principal owner of Continental Pacific LLC, a closely held private capital real estate investment company. Continental Pacific and its wholly owned subsidiaries self-manage and invest in all areas of real estate including residential, commercial, and agricultural land development along with loan servicing and acquisition of liquidated distressed assets and alternative energy ground leasing. Reynolds’s responsibilities include executive management currently focused in Hawaii, Michigan, and Chile. He is currently working on a South America vodka project Sirena de Chiloé. In addition to Continental Pacific, he is also principal owner of two smaller companies, Henderson Barrett, LLC and FRH Holdings, LLC. The latter primarily owns and manages local retail and office space. Reynolds has served on several boards in the past including Children’s Volunteer Health Network, the Rosemary Beach Foundation, the Seaside Repertory Theater, along with the University of Alabama College of A&S Leadership Board. In addition to the Seaside Neighborhood Schools Board, he also is an at-large member of the American Enterprise Institute’s Enterprise Club, which is a Washington D.C. center-right think tank. Reynolds lives in Watersound Origins with his wife Stacey, their two sons, Fox and Parke, along with their pug, Foo.

Brian Salter, Treasurer

Brian_SalterBrian is a native of Jacksonville, Florida and relocated to Northwest Florida in 2010 as part of a corporate relocation for the St. Joe Company where he has worked for over 12 years. Brian is a certified public accountant and holds a BBA in accounting from Stetson University and an MBA from the University of North Florida.
As Senior Vice President of Finance and Investments for the St. Joe Company, Brian has over 20 years of financial management and accounting experience with over 12 of those years in the real estate development industry. In the past twelve years he has worked with the St. Joe Company performing financial analysis, budgeting, financial planning, economic modeling and accounting. Prior to joining the St. Joe Company, Brian worked in Public Accounting performing both audit and tax work for various for- profit and not-for-profit clients.
Brian serves on the Board of Directors of the Cultural Arts Alliance as Treasurer, a local arts agency that supports the arts through leadership, advocacy, funding, programs and education, Seaside Neighborhood School Race Committee, and as usher and liturgist at the Apostles by the Sea Church. Brian resides in WaterSound Beach with his wife Marta and their two sons, Luke and Graham.

Scott Barnes

barnesScott Barnes, a native of Montgomery, Alabama, graduated from Auburn University in August of 1995 with a degree in Building Science. Scott it a licensed General Contractor and runs his own development company. Scott is married and has three children. His personal interests include spending time with his family, fishing and attending Auburn Sporting Events. Scott is also currently serving as a HOA Board member for Watercolor.

Scott Campbell

Scott CampbellScott grew up in the Florida panhandle and graduated from Walton High School in DeFuniak Springs in 1994. He then attended Northwest Florida State where he played baseball and graduated from the University of Florida receiving his degree in Public Relations. Scott then attended Stetson University College of Law and graduated in 2002, with honors. Upon graduation Scott moved back home to the panhandle to practice law and has been working with the law firm of Clark Partington since 2004 where he is now the managing shareholder of the firm’s Destin office. Scott is board certified in real estate law by the Florida Bar and represents various banks, developers, companies and individuals involving their legal needs, specializing in real estate and finance. Scott additionally serves on the executive board for Habitat for Humanity in Okaloosa County and is involved with various bar and legal associations. Scott spends his spare time playing golf and spending time with his wife, Ellie, and their four children.

Shawn Chick

Shawn ChickBorn and raised in Oklahoma City, Shawn has been a South Walton resident since 1997. Upon graduating from Florida State University, she moved to the area to pursue a career in retail and hospitality management. During her tenure as Director of Front Office and Director of Commercial Property for Sandestin Resort, Shawn coordinated many resort events including Sandestin Wine Festival, Annual Gumbo Cook Off, as well as the summer concert series, movie nights, holiday celebrations and other family events in Sandestin Resort. In addition, Shawn is a founding Board Member of Destin Charity Wine Auction and Cruise for the Cure. In 2015, Shawn was a key event planner for the first “Taste of the Race”, an evening event to accompany the annual Seaside Half Marathon. Through these experiences, Shawn has realized her passion for fundraising and event planning as a way to give back to the community she loves.
Shawn is currently the owner and operator of Fitz and Emme, a children’s clothing boutique in Rosemary Beach. She and her husband Geoff, a local architect, have two children, Chloe and Gavin.

Andy McAlexander

Andy McAlexanderAndy McAlexander was born in Mississippi and spent much of his early life travelling while competing in international shotgun sports. Upon graduating from Tulane University with a degree in Economics, he worked as a broker for Merrill Lynch and realized his true strength was in sales. Andy came to South Walton with his wife Jennifer in 2001. Upon moving to this area, Andy worked in the building supply industry for over 10 years. During this time he witnessed the tremendous growth along 30-A and developed a strong desire to be an active contributor to the community he and his family call home.
Andy is currently in real estate sales with Mainsail Realty. In 2007 he and his wife started Mac Farms, a hydroponic farm operation supplying greens and tomatoes to local restaurants along 30A. Through Andy’s love of fishing and the outdoors, he became a founding member of the local chapter of the Coastal Conservation Association. Andy served as CCA President in 2010 and has served as Banquet Chairman for their annual fundraising event since 2011. After the BP oil spill, Andy considered the importance of preserving marine life in local waters and founded the South Walton Artificial Reef Association, a 501 c(3) not-for-profit corporation, in 2013. SWARA is currently in the process of deploying 13 reef complexes off the beaches of South Walton. Andy also serves on the Destination Improvement Committee of the Walton County TDC.

Patrick McCarthy

patrick mccarthyPatrick McCarthy grew up in Panama City, Florida before moving to South Carolina in high school. He received a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from the University of South Carolina-Aiken, and a Juris Doctor from the University of South Carolina School of Law where he was a member of the South Carolina Law Review. He has a unique background as a practicing attorney, real estate developer, and entrepreneur. He started his legal career as a law clerk to a judge of the South Carolina Court of Appeals and later practiced with the Columbia based Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough law firm primarily in the area of pharmaceutical mass tort product liability defense. In 2002, he moved to Walton County and began a new career in real estate development. He co-developed three Gulf-front multi-family projects: Adagio, Villa Coyaba, and Andante. In 2008, he returned to the active practice of law with the Matthews & Hawkins law firm focusing on real estate and business litigation. In 2012, Patrick took a break from litigation and real estate to co-found mobile app start-up Glad to Have You, Inc. He served as its General Counsel and Chief Operating Officer. After the company was sold to HomeAway, Inc. in 2014, Patrick’s primary focus has been real estate. He is currently co-owner of 850 Properties, a real estate brokerage, and is co-developing three new multi-family projects in Walton County and Destin. In addition, he continues to provide legal representation to a few local businesses and technology start-ups. Patrick is licensed to practice law in Florida and South Carolina, and is a Florida Supreme Court Certified Circuit Court Mediator. He resides in Walton County with his wife Jennifer and two young children.

Will Palmer

Will PalmerWill Palmer is a native of Thomasville, Georgia, and a graduate of Auburn University with a degree in Entrepreneurship and Family Business.
Will is currently the Managing Broker and Owner of Coast Properties, a local boutique Real Estate firm. Previously Will has been the Broker Associate for Beach Properties of Florida, and Pelican Real Estate & Development. Prior to moving to the panhandle in 2005, Will was the Director of Sales for the Bradley Company, a student-home development company based out of Roanoke Va. Will lives in South Walton with his wife Morgan and 10 year old son, Fordham.

Dave Rauschkolb

Dave Head ShotDave Rauschkolb has lived in South Walton for 30 years and is the owner of 3 restaurants in Seaside and a bakery/catering company in Grayton Beach. His flagship restaurant, Bud & Alley’s is the longest established restaurant in South Walton County located on the beach in the heart of Seaside.
Dave has been a passionate advocate for the South Walton community since moving to South Walton in 1886. Dave has been active in community affairs in the following leadership roles: The Scenic 30-A Business Association, Seaside Merchants Advisory Board, Seaside Institute Board of Governors, Seaside Town Council Merchant Representative, Board Member of The Florida Restaurant & Lodging Association, Northwest Fl. Chapter and founded the 30A Scenic Pride Initiative. Dave currently is Vice President of A Better South Walton, an organization seeking local governance and stewardship solutions for South Walton County.
Dave’s vested interest in community building naturally brought his efforts in support of the Seaside School. Dave has been an active supporter of the school for many years and is very pleased to have the opportunity to direct his energies to serving as a Board Member of the Seaside School.
Dave lives in Watersound Beach with his wife, Carol and 6 year old daughter, Carlin. They are expecting their second daughter in September, 2016.

Jim Shirley

Shirley Restaurateur Chef Jim Shirley is co-owner of The Great Southern Restaurant Group, Inc., which owns The Fish House, The Atlas Oyster House, and The Fish House Deck Bar in Pensacola, Florida, and is owner of the Great Southern Café, The Meltdown on 30A in Seaside, Florida, The Bay and 331South-an entertainment venue, in Santa Rosa Beach, Florida.

Jim is a member of the state board of directors of the Florida Restaurant and Lodging Association and a recent president of the association’s Northwest Florida Chapter, founder and president of the Society of Great Southern Chefs, and a member of the Southern Foodways Alliance.

Jim has served on the board of directors of the Children’s Home Society of Florida Western Division since 1999.

Jim lives in Santa Rosa Beach with his partner and fiancée, Kelli Castille, and their two children, Elodie and James.

Ronnie Stanley

Ronnie earned his undergraduate and graduate degrees from the University of Southern Mississippi in Hattiesburg, where he studied speech communication with an emphasis on advanced persuasion. After accepting a position with Northwest Florida State College in 2002, he relocated to the area where he currently teaches public speaking and interpersonal communication courses. Awarded twice as the college’s “Professor of the Year” in 2006 and 2010, he has also served on various campus committees including co-chair of the General Education Task Force, the Presidential Search Advisory Committee, and the Equity Committee. Furthermore, he is a former advisor for the Forensics team and a graduate of the college’s Leadership Program. As an instructor of the Costa Leadership Institute, Ronnie has been the key speaker for a wide variety of civic and service organizations in the community, including the Rotary Club, United Way, Walton County Young Professionals, Emerald Coast Association of Realtors and several college-based organizations. In 2002, he served as the commencement speaker for Wood College’s graduation ceremony. Notably, he has also consulted for several companies, including Gulf Power and the Joint Special Forces Operations at Hurlburt Field.

Ronnie currently serves as a board member for Sandcastles Kids, a 501 (c)(3) not for profit organization that provides an opportunity for children who have endured a challenging battle with cancer a time for reunion and relaxation with their families on the beautiful beaches of the Emerald Coast. He has also served as Vice-President of the Thrivent Financial Regional Board from 2012-2014.

He resides in Santa Rosa Beach with his wife, Nancy, and their daughter Chloe.

Michael Stickler

StickOriginally from Pittsburgh, PA, Dr. Michael Stickler completed his undergraduate degree in Biological Science/ Engineering at the Pennsylvania State University. He then attended medical school at West Virginia University School of Medicine, where he was named Outstanding Graduate (valedictorian) of his class. During this time he was inducted into the prestigious Alpha Omega Alpha honor society. Following medical school, he completed his dermatology residency where he served as chief resident at the University of Florida’s Department of Dermatology at Shands Hospital.
Dr. Stickler relocated to the Florida panhandle in 2006. His medical practice, Gulf Coast Dermatology, has grown since that time from its original local location to over 30 locations throughout the Florida, Alabama, and Georgia. Dr. Stickler has served on the board of the American Cancer Society and continues to lecture nationally at medical conferences regarding skin cancer and prevention. Dr. Stickler now resides in South Walton County with his wife, Johnna, and two sons, Noah and Christian.

Meetings and Updates

Please note that meeting minutes are posted to the web once they are approved by the Board. Minutes prior to the 2013-2014 school year can be found in the Seaside School office.

Request to address the Board of Seaside School.  The public may address the Seaside School Board Members by sending a formal request via email to Dan Buckner at Please state your name and reason to address the Board.

Seaside 2013 Audit

Seaside 2014 Audit

Seaside 2015 Audit

Seaside 2016 Audit

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