Carolee Chanona's sense of adventure and environmental stewardship was awakened while growing up on a family farm in Belize. Carolee received a bachelor's degree in Environmental Science & Policy at the University of South Florida and currently serves as the Membership Service Manager of the Belize Audubon Society which is the country’s oldest conservation organization with 180,000 protected areas under its co-management.
Leveraging tourism as a tool for funding conservation alongside public relations and digital marketing, Carolee joined the destination publication Caribbean Culture & Lifestyle (CCL) as Editorial Director. Now freelancing full-time, Carolee continues to use her voice for conservation in Belize and its nature-based tourism products.
Lover of adventure holidays and quiet beachside escapes, Carolee enjoys destinations explored off the beaten path—traversed on oxygen tanks or in her handy-dandy hiking boots.
Cari Bois is a national community that brings together communities, activists, academics, scientists and journalists, to tell their own stories around the environmental impact of the extractive sector in Trinidad and Tobago, and wider irresponsible development.