Islamorada, FL – A local insurance agent and a real estate professional have joined the Board of Directors of the Florida Keys History and Discovery Foundation (FKHDF). The not-for-profit organization formed in 2013 to develop and operate the Florida Keys History & Discovery Center.

Roberto I. Alonso is the owner/operator of Borland & Associates Insurance in Key Largo and currently serves as the chairman of the Key Largo Chamber of Commerce. Born in Cuba and raised in Miami-Dade, he was a resident of Hialeah for many years. He is a graduate of Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton with a bachelor’s degree in political science, and has been a Key Largo resident since 2005. Alonso has been coming to the Keys since the 1970s spending time fishing from the Bahia Honda Bridge and in Tavernier. He has been married to his wife Ana for 50 years, has two children and five grandchildren.

Emily (Griffin) Carter, a graduate of Coral Shores High School, is part of the real estate team at American Caribbean Real Estate. She spends her time in philanthropic activities, including as a committee member with the Bougainvillea Ball supporting Mariners Hospital, and as co-founder of Flagler’s Folly Society, a member organization of FKHDF formed in 2015 to promote the mission to preserve and share the history of the Upper Keys. Carter lives in Tavernier with husband Justin, also a graduate of Coral Shores, and their two children.

About Florida Keys History and Discovery Foundation and Keys History & Discovery Center

The Center is in Islamorada, MM 82, located at the Islander Resort, is open Thursdays through Sundays, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. General admission is $12. Admission for seniors is $10 and children 13 and under are free. Florida Keys History and Discovery Foundation is a 501(c)(3), not-for-profit organization operating the Keys History & Discovery Center. For more information, call 305-922-2237 or contact us here.