Navarre Beach Area Chamber of Commerce Foundation, Inc.

Sandra F. (Sandi) Kemp

President

Sandi has lived in Navarre since 1993 when her Air Force husband was transferred to Hurlburt Field. She is the publisher/owner of Sandpaper Publishing, Inc., the parent corporation for Navarre Press, Holley by the Sea News and Navarre Beach News. She is also the owner of Sandpaper Marketing, Inc.,  the parent corporation for MyMarketingGear.com and LoveTextMarketing.com. She is married to John Kemp, and they have four adult children.

Sandi has been on the foundation board since 2008 and previously served as president for two years from 2010 - 2011. In 2012, Sandi served as the treasurer and then the secretary of the foundation board from 2013 through 2016. Sandi contributes to several area organizations in addition to the Navarre Chamber Foundation. She is currently a board member of the Gulf Breeze Chamber of Commerce, the Florida Press Association and the Florida Press Foundation. She is a past chair of the Navarre Beach Area Chamber of Commerce, and Florida Press Association. Sandi is a founding member and past president of the Navarre Rotary Club, and previous director of the Navarre YMCA advisory board and Santa Rosa Education Foundation.

She is also active in her church. In Sandi's spare time she enjoys photography, reading, cooking, traveling, and cycling.

 

 

Michael J. Sandler

Treasurer

Mike has lived in Navarre since 1991 and retired as a Chief Master Sergeant in the U.S. Air Force.  Mike is married to Nancy Sandler and they have two children and three grandchildren.

 

Besides being a director and Past President of the Navarre Beach Area Chamber of Commerce Foundation, he is currently the Chairman of the Board of the Navarre Beach Area Chamber of Commerce.  He is also a member of the Hurlburt Chiefs Group, Navarre Community Emergency Response Team Board of Directors, Santa Rosa Clean Community Navarre Coordinator, Holley Navarre Seniors Association, Santa Rosa County Library Board President, Caring and Sharing of Santa Rosa County Board of Directors, and Friends of the Navarre Library as a life member and past president.  Mike has also served on the West Florida Regional Library Board representing Santa Rosa County. In 2015 Mike was selected to be part of BentProp, a project to search for WWII MIAs in the Pacific.

 

Jeff Meyer

Board Member

Jeff has lived in Navarre since October 2014. He first visited Navarre as a boy in 1980 staying at the Holidome.  He and his wife Christy decided to take their then 9-year-old daughter to the very same beach in 2001, and they have considered Navarre their second home ever since.

 

After 21 years in Information Technology at The Advocate in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Jeff decided to retire and join Christy in her growing business. Since she primarily runs her company from home, they decided to make Navarre their primary residence.  While computers fed Jeff’s family, the ocean has always fed his spirit.  He loves snorkeling the reef, diving for sand dollars, and kayaking the sound, using photo and video to document his adventures. Jeff is looking forward to giving back to this wonderful community that has given him and his family so much over the last 15 years.

 

Andrew C. (Andy) Epstein

Vice President

Andy has lived in Navarre since 2003.  He grew up in Fort Walton Beach, and graduated from Choctawhatchee High School, then Georgia Tech in Atlanta, GA, with a BS in Industrial Management.  He works for Mohawk Industries, the world's largest flooring manufacturer, as a Hard Surfaces Territory Manager.  He is an Individual Member of the NBACC, and an active member of the Navarre Beach Marine Sanctuary Committee.  Run For The Reef, Navarre Chamber Thursday's In The Park committee, Fun Fest, the Jingle Bell Fun Run, and monthly Trash Bash Beach Cleanups are some of his local volunteer efforts.  He is married to Judy, and his son Austin is a Senior at Navarre High School.

Nancy A. Sandler

Secretary

Nancy has lived in Navarre since 1991 and retired from the U.S. Air Force in 2000 as a Chief Master Sergeant. In over 25 years as a Navarre resident, she has been an active volunteer with many community organizations including Friends of Navarre Library, Impact 100 Pensacola Bay Area, Santa Rosa Clean Community System, Caring and Sharing of South Santa Rosa County, Navarre Relay for Life, and Holley Navarre Seniors Association. She has been a member of the Navarre Chamber Foundation Board of Directors since 2010