Foundation Staff

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Jill Miranda Baker, Executive Director

A native of South Florida, Jill began her career as a reporter. She spent several years working for State Representative Rick Minton, Jr. before joining Mariners Hospital/Baptist Health South Florida in 1997 as manager, marketing and public relations. She became manager, medical staff services in 2005.

She has received numerous awards including various Mark of Excellence awards from the Florida Society of Healthcare Public Relations and Marketing, was named Woman of the Year by the Upper Keys Business & Professional Women’s group and received the Certified Green Business Award from Keys GLEE for Mariners’ activities, commitment and practice for a sustainable environment.

She is immediate past president and treasurer of the Rotary Club of the Upper Keys and is an ambassador of the Islamorada Chamber of Commerce. She has held board level positions with the Good Health Clinic, Treasure Village Montessori Charter School, the Florida Keys Area Health Education Center, the Rural Health Network of Monroe County and the Upper Keys Business & Professional Women. She is a graduate of Leadership Monroe County, Class VII.

Jill is married to long-time backcountry fishing guide Duane Baker. They have two children, Mason and Raffie. She is a graduate of Lynchburg College with degrees in communications/journalism and sociology, and has a Master of Management Degree from the University of Phoenix.

Contact Jill at executivedirector@keysdiscovery.com.

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Brad Bertelli, Curator/Historian

Born in Southern California, Brad Bertelli moved to Southwest Florida in 1989. Brad moved to the Florida Keys after earning his Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing from the University of Miami in 2001. Brad is a Florida Keys historian specializing in Upper Keys history and has written four books about Florida and Keys history. Snorkeling Florida (2008) and Snorkeling the Florida Keys (2013) were published by University Press of Florida. Key Largo (2011) and Islamorada (2013) were published by Arcadia Publishing. He also co-wrote A Locals Guide to Bloodline: 50 Famous Film Locations in the Florida Keys. Brad’s observations on Keys history appear weekly in the Upper Keys, Marathon, and Key West editions of The Weekly newspaper. Brad is the curator and historian at the Upper Keys museum, Keys History & Discovery Center.

Contact Brad at curator@keysdiscovery.com.

Erin Muir, Keys History and Discovery Foundation Welcomes New Board Member

Erin Muir, Membership and Events Manager

Erin Muir is a founding co-chair of Flagler’s Folly Society (FFS), a member group of the Foundation, formed in 2015 to promote the engagement of young professionals with the Keys History & Discovery Center and Upper Keys history. Before joining the staff at the Foundation, Muir served as legislative aide and campaign manager to State Rep. Holly Raschein for six years. Prior to returning home to the Keys where she grew up, Muir worked in the not-for-profit field with the American Cancer Society and Ronald McDonald House Charities. In addition to the FFS, she is the chair of the Florida Keys Healthy Start Coalition, a graduate of Leadership Monroe County, Class XXIII a trustee of the Historical Preservation Society of the Upper Keys, and a member of the Mariners Hospital Young Philanthropists of Baptist Health. A graduate of Coral Shores High School, she then earned a bachelor’s degree in political science from the Honors College at the University of Florida as well as a master’s degree in public affairs from UF in 2009. She lives in Tavernier with husband Sam Muir and their daughter Violet.

Contact Erin at membership@keysdiscovery.com.

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