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Tessa has spent her entire life in, and around, Florida springs. She has experienced their degradation first-hand and is passionately driven to preserve and protect them. She has a background in graphic design, photography, and film. She has produced a number of films featuring Florida springs, most notably, her own environmental documentary, Saving Florida’s Springs. Tessa works to make younger generations aware of the current state of Florida springs while instilling in them a strong and positive outlook on protecting our environment. Tessa’s passion for Florida springs runs in her blood as the successor to her late father, Wes Skiles, who was a respected cave diver, springs conservationist, National Geographic explorer, and cinematographer. Much like Wes, she enjoys exploring nature and capturing it’s beauty through film and photography to better help the public appreciate and understand Florida’s natural resources.