Meet the Team
While developing Drink Safe Florida, one of our biggest focuses and challenges was choosing the right team to build, promote, and fund our program. We know we needed a strong team of community members around us to build a program that is effective, efficient, and can make a real difference.
One aspect that has remained very important to us is ensuring we bring together a diverse group of men and women from all walks of life to garner different perspectives. These men and women share our commitment to diversity and inclusion.
After much searching, we are fortunate to have a starting task force that represents this diversity, particularly in the areas of victim’s advocacy, law enforcement, the service industry, higher education, and LGBTQ+ organizations.
Together with our amazing team, we have developed a strong brand identity and an informative, engaging curriculum that is the cornerstone of the Drink Safe Florida Program.
— Ann-Marie Willacker, President of Drink Volusia
President of Drink Volusia, Owner of Odd Elixir MeadWorks
Ann-Marie was born and raised in Florida and is a respected champion of positive social change in her community. An entrepreneur and a well known face in the craft beverage industry, Ann-Marie brings years of experience in graphic design, marketing, and promotions to the table.
“Through Drink Safe Florida, I want to help create a community where my children and their children can be themselves without fear of being taken advantage of just because of how they are dressed or what they are doing; a community where the blame for violent crime is placed as it should — on the perpetrator, not the victim.”
Community Educator with Craft Beverage Marketing, Brewer at Odd Elixir MeadWorks
Blair is a graduate of Elon University. He spent much of his youth immersed in the dog show community before entering the veterinary medical field, eventually managing animal hospitals. After leaving the veterinary field, Blair spent 5 years teaching science to at risk high school students. Currently he splits his time between brewing for Odd Elixir Meadworks, tending bar at Abbey Bar, and representing craft beer brands through Craft Beverage Sales and Marketing.
Co-Owner and Head Brewer of Black Cauldron Brewing
Jeanna is the Florida correspondent for AmericanCraftBeer.com where she writes about the always evolving craft beer community throughout the state. Last year she took her passion for beer and turned her homebrewing hobby into a career as the owner and head brewer of Black Cauldron Brewing. Jeanna believes in supporting and giving back to her community. She is active in the revitalization of the Downtown Orlando Parramore District and is the Chairperson of Ruckus Cares, a charitable organization whose goal is to make Orlando a better place.
Sergeant with the Daytona Beach Police Department
Siegfried is a 17 year veteran of the Daytona Beach police force, serving as a road officer, boardwalk officer, hostage negotiator, detective (fraud and sex crimes), patrol sergeant and in his current administrative sergeant assignments. In 2006 he was recognized as Sex Crime Detective of the Year by the State Attorney’s Office for the Seventh Judicial Circuit. One of his cases was published in Vanity Fair and he has been a speaker at Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner conferences. He has received his department’s Medal of Merit, multiple Unit Commendations, multiple Letters of Appreciation, the Chief’s Award and over forty individual commendations for his service. He currently oversees the Field Training Officer Program at the Daytona Beach Police Department, as well as payroll and disciplinary proceedings. He is his department’s representative with the Volusia/Flagler Coalition on Homelessness.
“As a former sex crimes detective, I live under the weight of hundreds of unsolved cases; Even in those cases that did result in successful prosecution, a victim must still live with the memory of the crime. I believe in the work of Drink Safe Florida because it is a safe and efficient way to prevent these horrific crimes from even occurring.”
Victims Advocate with Florida State Attorney's Office
Sarahrose is a graduate of Stetson University. She has 10 years of experience as a bartender and manager and service staff trainer. After moving on from the alcohol industry, Sarahrose became a writer and vital member of the local Florida community, working at a local non-profit coordinating special events for the community. In her spare time, she volunteers with the Florida Guardian ad Litem program, as a voice in court for neglected and abused children.
Drink Safe Florida is a program provided by Drink Volusia Inc., a 501(c)3 corporation.
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