I have been a lifelong nudist starting in grade school in the 1950’s. During the first half of my life I enjoyed nude recreation on public lands in New England, Virginia and Florida. Upon moving to Florida my wife and I became associated with the North East Florida Naturists (NFN) and we were introduced to AANR and we are now lifetime members. I have been very active in AANR and naturist concerns in Florida over the last 15 years. I’m a past president and director of NFN. Past president (three terms) and director of AANR-Florida. Current Florida Member Trustee on the AANR Board. Over the last 10 years I have worked to enhance nude recreation in Florida. During this time, we have gained a new naturist beach and solidified our hold on several others. We have gained acceptance by the State of Florida as a special interest tourist industry with a significant monitory impact. We are active members of Visit Florida and just recently received a grant from the state to develop a e-Magazine marketing tool dedicated to attracting nudists worldwide to nude recreation in Florida. During my tenure in Florida we have been able to unify the various nudist organizations to speak with one voice. In addition to AANR I’m also a member of South Florida Free Beaches, First Coast Naturist, Northeast Florida Naturists and The Naturist Society.
Suwannee Valley Nudist Resort is one of Florida’s newest clothing optional resorts and was recently honored by the American Association for Nude Recreation (AANR) as the fastest growing AANR club for 2017.