MBARA Directors

Bob Cox - President

rcox@mchsi.com
Bob Cox moved to Mexico Beach and joined the MBARA team in 1999. He now lives in St Joe Beach. He served over 30 years in the Air Force and retired at the rank of Chief Master Sergeant. He is a U.S. Coast Guard licensed Captain and retired PADI SCUBA Instructor. Bob enjoys the outdoors, boating, fishing, underwater photography and spear fishing.

Clay Studstill- Vice President

cstudstill@gmail.com
Clay is a true Florida native, and most of his free time is spent on the water. His love of sailing and offshore fishing is reflected in his decision to settle in Mexico Beach where he and his wife live and operate a law office. He holds a B.S. from F.S.U and a J.D. from Appalachian School of Law . Clayton primarily practices environmental and land use law, but as a "country lawyer" is well rounded and familiar with most other areas of legal endeavor. When he cannot fish or sail he can usually be found tinkering in his garage with some important item that mere mortal men would be afraid of breaking. He proudly serves as our General Counsel.

Lorna Nolin - Secretary

L_nolin@hotmail.com
After owning and working in a small business for over 35 years, Lorna and husband, Frank, have chosen Mexico Beach as their retirement home. She enjoys fishing, snorkeling, diving, boating, and tennis.

Carol Cox - Treasurer

ccox@mchsi.com
Carol Cox moved to Mexico Beach with her husband Bob in 1999. They now live in St Joe Beach. She served over 26 years in the Air Force & Air National Guard and retired at the rank of Chief Master Sergeant. She is a PADI certified divemaster and enjoys underwater photography. Watch for her photos on the web in the future. Carol also enjoys the outdoors and fishing.

Dr. Ron Childs - Education and Tournament Director

Dr. Ron Childs is a founding director of the MBARA. Ron is now retired and lives in Mexico Beach where he hunts and fishes as much as he can.

Frank Nolin - Director of Online Sales and Merchandise

f_nolin@live.com
After semi-retiring from owning and working in a small family business for over 35 years, Frank and his wife Lorna moved to Mexico Beach and joined the MBARA in 2010. He realizes the importance of this organization for the future of the area's fishing and diving. He enjoys fishing, diving, snorkeling, boating and travel.

John Lee - Director of Local Fishing Information

info@bigtimecharters.biz
Captain John Lee has been a licensed charter boat captain in Mexico Beach for l5 years. He is originally from Panama City, Florida, and has grown up fishing and scuba diving in the Gulf of Mexico. He is married and has two children and four grandchildren. He moved to Beacon Hill in the St. Joe Beach area in l981. He is an avid scuba diver who goes diving as often has he can get away. He is on the MBARA Research Dive Team.