Executive Director & Matanzas Riverkeeper
Jen Lomberk is your Matanzas Riverkeeper. As a native Floridian, Lomberk has a lifelong personal connection with Florida’s natural areas and has dedicated her career to protecting them. Lomberk holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Central Florida as well as a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Florida Levin College of Law with a certificate in Environmental & Land Use Law and Policy. As a Student Associate in the Conservation Clinic at UF Law, Lomberk worked on projects spanning a broad spectrum of environmental issues ranging from municipal beach regulation in the state of Florida to national park management in The Bahamas. After becoming a licensed attorney, Lomberk served as the Staff Attorney for Alachua Conservation Trust and the Director of Special Projects for the University of Florida Levin College of Law Conservation Clinic, focusing on the use of conservation easements to protect sea turtle nesting habitat. Lomberk took the helm as the Matanzas Riverkeeper in December of 2017 and currently serves as the Chair of the Waterkeepers Florida regional entity.
Lauren Trice is Matanzas Riverkeeper’s Outreach Coordinator. Lauren assists with community events and clean ups, coordinating the Litter Gitter program, fundraising, recruiting volunteers, and representing Matanzas Riverkeeper at public events. Lauren moved to the St. Augustine area in 2015 from Tennessee. She was a professional recruiter for 5 years before shifting her career into volunteer work and supporting local non-profits. She is most passionate about the environment and protecting Florida’s natural resources for future generations. Lauren enjoys spending time with her son Henry, gardening, kayaking and fishing in the Matanzas River.