About Us

Manatee County Audubon is a chapter of National Audubon Society with a mission to promote the conservation and appreciation of birds and wildlife habitat. We accomplish this through maintaining wildlife habitat like the Felts Audubon Preserve, offering education programs for members of all ages, leading advocacy efforts, and participating in land and wildlife conservation projects.

Meet the 2022-2023 Manatee County Audubon Board of Directors:


President — Katherine Prophet (941-932-2407)

Secretary — Deb Comeau (616-540-6429)


Julie Teofilak* (Membership & Giving Partner) (941-729-2222)

Lucette Wombacher* (Historian) (813 760-4959)

Steve Black* (Audubon Adventures) (941-376-0110)

Toby Teofilak* (941-729-2222)

Fred Allen (Felts Preserve) (941-448-0445)

Kathy Doddridge (Christmas Bird Count) (941-705-3862)

Board meetings are held at 6:30 PM the second Thursday via Zoom or at Gamble Plantation and are open to the public. Please contact us for meeting specifics.

Katherine Prophet

Deb Comeau

Thank you to all officers, board members, and member volunteers for all you do to continue the successful mission of Manatee County Audubon Society. If you have any questions or are interested in getting more involved please let us know by sending us an email by clicking the link below.