-Bachelor of Science in Wetland Science/Fisheries, Louisiana State University
-School of Renewable Natural Resources - LA Fisheries Unit
-Grant Administrator for the West Coast Inland Navigation District - Lee County
-Lee County, Division of Natural Resources/Marine Project Manager
-Certified Oyster Biologist
-Professional Wetland Scientist
-Professional Marine Ecologist
-Executive Director of Lee Reefs Inc.
-Organize fundraisers for the Heights Foundation to benefit the people of Harlem Heights
-Organized fundraisers for orginizations to assist wounded U.S. veterans
Gifted Resources Educator, Lee County School District
Bachelor of Science, Accounting, Long Island University, Brookesville, New York
Associate of Science, Suffolk Community College, Brentwood, New York
Teaching Certifications: Elementary Education (K-6); Social Science (6-12); Gifted Endorsement.
-Educator with more than nine years gifted services teaching experience within the School District of Lee County, and the City of Cape Coral Charter School Authority.
-Served as a Senior Tax Accountant for more than 15 years combined experience in the public and private sectors.
Tami has happily lived in Cape Coral with her husband and two children for 18 years.
World Travel, Gourmet Cooking, and Reading are just a few.
-Lee County School District: Finance Committee Board Advisory(2011-2013); Continuous Systemic Improvement Advisory Committee (2014-2017); School Advisory Committee-Trafalgar Middle School (2013-2016); District Advisory Committee Representative-Trafalgar Middle School 2015-2016).
-Lee County Medical Society Alliance: Chairman, Mini-Grants Committee (2007); Co-Chair By-Laws (2011-2012); Co-Chair Fundraising (2005-2007); Co-Chair Stop the Violence Everywhere (SAVE 2006-2007); President (2004-2007); Vice-President (2003-2004); Treasurer (2001-2003).
-Florida Medical Association Alliance: Chairman, By-Laws Committee (2010-2011); Finance Committee (2008-2010).
-Florida Association of the Gifted (FLAG): Coordinator-Region 6
-Learning Tree Preschool: Treasurer (2006-2007); Temple School Board Representative (2005-2007).c
-Attorney & Owner of Law Office of Samuel Fisher
-Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, Rutgers the State University of New Jersey
-Juris Doctor, Mississippi College School of Law
-State of Florida Agency Chief Assistant: Was second in charge, handled all administrative functions, policy creation and implementation, human resources, legislative outreach, budgeting, and agency compliance.
-Private Law Practice: Bankruptcy, General Civil matters, and Criminal Defense.
-Public Criminal Defense Attorney
-Supervisor, Computer Services Help Desk: Helped manage a state university help desk.
-Married to Cecilia with 3 children, Logan (6), Annika (10mo), and Nora (10mo) with 3 dogs and 3 cats.
-Citizen’s Advisory Committee MPO
-Member of Cape Coral Civic Association
-Member of Cape Coral Chamber of Commerce & New Orientation Committee
-Member of Lee County FACDL
Full time Pre-Law Student and Morris Depew
Nursing, Paralegal Degree and finishing up Bachelors in Pre-Law
Nursing, Real Estate and Property Management for over 20+ years, Over 20 years of Executive Assistant work
Grew up in a Military family, Dad retired as a CWO-4 Semper-Fi. Love spending time with my family, which consist of 3 amazing daughters plus 3 cats and 2 dogs (with 2 cats and 1 dog being rescues), cruising, traveling, snow skiing and helping others. My favorite saying, “Let GO and LET God” we love our church family and Christian Life Fellowship.
Oasis Middle School – VP of PTO for 1 year, President for 2 years, Gulf Coast Animal Shelter, have done several hundred hours for the Charter Schools over the last 10 years.
Board Member - Council Liaison
University Of Texas at Austin- Bachelors of Fine Arts
-Currently serves as the Executive Director, Uncommon Friends Foundation and as a City Council Member, District 4, Cape Coral City Council.
-Previously worked for Goodwill Industries for 24 years at 4 Goodwills around the country- Texas, California, and Florida and has extensive experience in operations, logistics, and sustainability.
Personal Interest and Activities:
Exercise, travel, my Mom, and my daughter, Piper.
-PACE Center for Girls, Lee County- Board of Directors
-Committee Chair for Love that Dress Fundraiser
-Horizon Council, Economic Development Lee County- Board of Directors
-Recycle Florida Today- Board of Directors, Board Chair Ex Officio
-Future Makers Coalition- Member
-Lee County Sustainability Advisory Committee- Member
-Bachelor of Arts- Interdisciplinary Studies University of Houston with Public Service Honors
-Kappa Delta Pi, International Honor Society in Education
I currently teach English as a Second Language online for an international education agency. I am a fully trained elementary and preschool teacher with five years of varied classroom teaching experience. Additionally, I have worked with middle school students in extracurricular and sporting activities.
I moved to Florida 13 years ago from Houston, Texas. I lived on Sanibel Island for 2 years, met my husband, and moved to Cape Coral. My husband and I have been married for 8 years. Our oldest son is active duty military with a family of his own and our youngest son attends Oasis Elementary.
Interests and Activities:
I enjoy spending time with my family and friends. My passions are music, yoga, cooking, reading, and faith. I enjoy helping out at OES and I’m also a part of a non profit organization that helps local families at Christmas.
- Florida Golf Coast University - Cape Coral, City Director of the Small Business Development Center (SBDC)
- Real Estate Consultant, Commercial & Residential
- Currently heading up the FGCU SBDC providing business consulting and development in Cape Coral
- Former Pastor at Cape Christian Fellowship
- Radio Talk Show Host covering the area of business, economy, and investments
- Admissions and Marketing Director at two business colleges
- Financial Consultant (series 7, 66, Life Health and Variable Annuities)
- Real Estate Agent
Other businesses I’ve worked for:
- United Healthcare
- Merrill Lynch
Other businesses I have owned:
- I have owned a financial planning business, landscaping business, product merchandising business, consulting business, real estate business, insurance and investments business, a travel school, and a computer training school.
- Happily married with two great sons!
- CBA – Certified Business Analyst
- CGBP – Certified Global Business Professional
- CFM– Certified Financial Manager
- Cape Christian Fellowship
- Local community ministry
- College ministry
- Lee County Sheriff’s office Chaplain
- Sanibel Police Department Chaplain
- American Cancer Society- Relay for Life – Captain 2015,
- Parent involvement in programs at Christa McAuliffe Elementary School
Dolores Menendez was appointed City Attorney in October 2001. She is a graduate of Stetson University College of Law, (J.D. 1979). Her areas of expertise include the practice of Municipal Law, Land Use. Dolores has been an Assistant City Attorney representing the City of Cape Coral since October 1991.
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