Alyssa Bourgoyne – Interim Executive Director


Ms. Bourgoyne uprooted to Jacksonville in 2012 after spending much of her childhood in the Detroit area.  Alyssa worked with the City of Jacksonville Parks and Recreation Department (JaxParks)in 2014 to create an online, interactive amenities map. In 2013, Ms. Bourgoyne started work as the project coordinator of the then start-up, environmental non-profit, Groundwork Jacksonville. She led the Groundwork Jacksonville steering committee through the feasibility study process, which launched the organization. She has since led all of Groundwork Jacksonville’s programming and project work along the Emerald Necklace. Ms. Bourgoyne graduated from the University of North Florida with a degree in Interdisciplinary Studies and Communications.

To get in touch with Alyssa please email

Stacey Ortiz – Green Team Youth Corps Crew Leader

Stacey Ortiz is currently a Green Team youth leader for the summer of 2017.  She is a recent graduate from the University of North Florida with a major in coastal biology and a minor in environmental studies.  Her studies inspired her to lead a team of classmates in combating erosion at a campus lake.  Stacey plans to attend graduate school and major in ecology.  When relaxing from her duties as an environmental advocate, Stacey enjoys crafting, a good book, and romping with her pup.  Stacey lives in the Springfield area of Jacksonville, FL.

To get in touch with Stacey please email

Will Smith – Green Team Youth Corps Crew Leader

Will is a Florida A&M University trained Agriscience educator currently teaching within the Duval County school system. During his 7 years in the classroom he has been honored with several awards and served as president of the Agriscience teachers association. He brings a unique perspective on urban agriculture as well as a passion for youth leadership development. His commitment to positively impacting the future of our planet through young people make him a welcomed addition to our team.

To get in touch with Will please email