A lifelong champion of nonprofit causes, Bonnie Barnes joined The Deering Estate Foundation as Executive Director in June of 2019. Bonnie has more than 18 years in nonprofit management and a strong entrepreneurial background in marketing and advertising. Prior to taking on her new role at DEF, Bonnie held leadership roles at North Florida Land Trust, HandsOn Jacksonville, and Reef Environmental Education Foundation, a worldwide marine conservation organization headquartered in the Florida Keys. We’re thrilled to have her expertise and enthusiasm here at DEF. If you see Bonnie on the Estate grounds, please give her a proper welcome!