Board of Directors
Lou is co-founder of the non-profit I Love My Island, Inc., and owner of Live Vine Media, which publishes the Merritt Island Now magazine. Lou and his family moved to the island in 2002. In 2014, he and his wife, Julie, started the non-profit organization and opened the My Island Thrift Store, which is the primary source of revenue for the non-profit.
Julie is a co-founder of the I Love My Island, Inc. non-profit. Julie moved to the island in 2002 and started the I Love My Island Facebook page in 2009 – which now has over 16,000 followers. She is the proud mother of 3, two of her children are in the Coast Guard, and her youngest attends FIT.
Courtney is the Program Director at the Woody Simpson Recreation Center on Merritt Island. Courtney is a life-long island resident and has a vast knowledge of issues affecting our community. She earned her B.A. from UCF and is working on her Master’s degree. She has a special interest in youth and nutrition programs.
Carolyn was brought up on the island and moved away only to return in 2016. She has over 30 years of experience in programs for seniors and 25 years working with non-profit organizations. She was a lead writer for a study on Geriatrics with the University of Texas on Aging and projects with the Robert Woods Johnson Foundation and the Harris County Hospital District Foundation – all as a volunteer. She has a special interest in community and program development and in establishing collaborative efforts to best meet the needs of the community.
Tina is well known in the island community both for her involvement with her family business, Triangle Auto, and for her volunteer work. She earned her B.S. from the University of North Florida and is a licensed massage therapist and bodyworker. Tina has a long history of volunteer work on the island and was chosen Volunteer of the Year at Robert Louis Stevenson School, Edgewood Jr./Sr. High School and Business Partner Volunteer of the Year for Merritt Island High School. Tina has a special interest in nutrition and has experience working with children and seniors in this area.
Dominick Frank Damico
Dominick was born in Vineland, N.J. He moved to Brevard County in elementary school and has remained in the area ever since, with a brief three-year stint in Orlando while attending and graduating from UCF with a B.A. in communications. Dominick has an extensive career in the financial services industry, including as an Area Manager, Branch Manager, Corporate Trainer, and Lender. He also has an impressive track record as a 4-40 and 2-20 licensed insurance agent working as a Personal Lines Supervisor. Dominick has maintained a Real Estate License for over 20 years in Brevard County. Currently, as a Referral Agent with Realty Connect where his services are limited to referring clients for the purpose of commencing a real estate transaction. During his free time, Dominick is a proud Board member of the Non-profit I Love My Island, Inc.