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TBE welcomes new staff members

By TBE - | Sep 4, 2021

Tarpon Bay Explorers, the official concession to the J.N. “Ding” Darling National Wildlife Refuge, recently welcomed new staff members to its working family. In an effort to provide excellent customer service, it filled three additional positions this summer, which include a naturalist and two captains.

– Cruise and fishing Capt. Tony Bebb is a born and raised Floridian hailing from Lakeland. He graduated from Florida Gulf Coast University with a degree in mechanical engineering almost a decade ago. Bebb spent many years in the Keys pursuing his passion for diving. He is a certified scuba instructor and enjoys spearfishing when he can find the time.

– Originally from Lynchburg, Virginia, fishing Capt. Layton Childress has experience in a variety of fields ranging from education to history. For several years he was a Washington, D.C., tour guide and led tours through the U.S. Capitol, White House, Congressional buildings and Arlington Cemetery. Childress also enjoys outdoor hobbies, especially fishing. He was a charter captain in Galveston, Texas, before moving to Florida.

– Naturalist Megan Lamrock originally hails from Oscoda, Michigan. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in communications from Alma College and a biology degree from Grand Valley State University. After school, Lamrock was in search for a new adventure. Last year, she found adventure by mustering the courage to snorkel with 10 bull sharks. “I was looking for work in the area where I could use my degrees to help wildlife and conservation efforts,” Lamrock said.

Open seven days a week, Tarpon Bay Explorers is at 900 Tarpon Bay Road, Sanibel.


For more information, visit www.tarponbayexplorers.com or call 239-472-8900.

PHOTO PROVIDED Capt. Layton Childress