See who joined the WCFC team!
May 2, 2012 | 875 Views
Elliott Stark is from Buda, Texas. He joins West Coast Fishing Club as General Manager and Director of Fishing and Conservation of its Panama operation. Elliott has a Master’s Degree in Marine Affairs and Policy and for the past four years has worked for The Billfish Foundation. At TBF, Elliott wrote for a variety of scientific and sport fishing media; has been a regular contributor to BlueWater Magazine, and worked to illustrate the linkage between sportfishing and conservation policy in a variety of forums. To his great fortune, Elliott has travelled and fished extensively, spending time in such places as Venezuela, Australia, Brazil, the Canary Islands, Mexico, Panama and more. He brings with him to West Coast Fishing Club a passion for fishing and an organized and analytical approach to making the experience as well-rounded and enjoyable as possible. Elliott is honored by the opportunity and excited to leverage the West Coast Fishing Club’s conservation vision into a bright future for Panama’s fisheries and those who travel for the purpose of experiencing them.
Alexandra Kordic joins West Coast Fishing Club as Assistant General Manager. Alexandra is from Cleveland, Ohio and has a master’s degree in Mental Health Counseling. Alex is gregarious and possesses an infectious charisma that draws even the most timid into lively conversation. In her own words, Alex “has never met a stranger.” Upon moving to Panama for her new position, Alexandra left behind her private counseling practice in Hollywood, Florida. In addition to her charm and experience, she has extensive food and wine knowledge. At West Coast Fishing Club, she is the head of the inside of the house, working with chefs and hospitality to develop the highest quality guest experience. Alexandra’s leadership style is marked by organization and clear communication. She is a great asset to the WCFC’s Panama operation and guests will enjoy meeting her.
Courtney Hatfield joins the West Coast Fishing Club as Corporate Sales Director. Courtney has a long standing relationship with West Coast Fishing Club through her previous role as co-host of the award winning fishing show, Fishing with Shelley & Courtney and Get Out with Shelley & Courtney, both taped and broadcast North America wide. Courtney filmed over 250 episodes throughout her 17-year career. She has also been a part of the Fishing for Kids Tournament at West Coast Fishing Club volunteer committee since inception in 2006, and currently is Vice-President of the Executive Committee for the 2012 event. Courtney comes to West Coast Fishing Club from a global financial firm where she was a fully licensed investment associate for over six years. She has a passion for the environment and does what she can to support causes she believes in. She worked in the non-profit industry for over 12 years beginning with Courtnall’s Classic, a very successful charitable fishing tournament for Canuck Place. Courtney also worked full time with Pacific Salmon Foundation, supporting conservation and recovery efforts for over six years as Director of Development, Partnerships & Communications.