Claire Lewis

Director, State Specialized Agent

Claire Lewis

Claire Lewis leads the Florida-Friendly Landscaping™ Program (FFL) as a state specialized agent. She graduated with a master’s in landscape architecture from the University of Florida and was a practicing landscape architect before joining FFL in 2011. Prior to becoming director, Lewis held the role of Florida-Friendly Communities statewide coordinator. She focused on providing science-based sustainable landscape education to encourage builders, developers, and HOAs to adopt Florida-Friendly Landscaping™ principles, aiming to preserve and protect Florida’s water and natural resources.

As FFL director, Lewis will continue to lead the program in promoting sustainable alternatives to “conventional” landscaping by providing guidance to homeowners and industry professionals on low-impact, environmentally friendly and science-based landscape practices that use less water and reduce pollutant loading to Florida waters.

Florida-Friendly Landscaping™ Program

2140 NE Waldo Road
Bldg. 1603 East Campus
PO Box 110675
Gainesville, FL 32609
Phone: 352-273-4520

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  • Erin Harlow

    Erin Harlow

    Residential and Commercial Horticulture Agent

  • Basil Iannone

    Dr. Basil Iannone

    Associate Professor and State Extension Specialist, Urban and Residential Landscape Ecology

  • Gerald Murphy JD, AICP, CFM

    State Specialized Program Agent – Flood Resilient Communities

  • Craig Miller

    Craig Miller

    Associate Instructor

  • Lisa Krimsky

    Dr. Lisa Krimsky

    Water Resources Regional Specialized Agent

  • Paul Monaghan

    Dr. Paul Monaghan

    Extension Specialist in Community-Based Social Marketing

  • Chris Marble

    Dr. Christopher Marble

    Associate Professor

  • Hayk Khachatryan

    Dr. Hayk Khachatryan

    Professor and Extension Economist

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    Dr. Andrea Albertin

    Water Resources Regional Specialized Agent

  • Pierce Jones

    Pierce Jones

    Program Director

  • Nick Taylor

    Dr. Nick Taylor

    State Specialized Extension Agent

  • Ryan Klein

    Dr. Ryan Klein

    Assistant Professor

  • Michelle Atkinson

    Michelle Atkinson

    Horticulture Agent

  • Don Rainey

    Don Rainey

    Water Resources Regional Specialized Agent

  • Lakesh Sharma

    Dr. Lakesh Sharma

    Assistant Professor

  • Jennison Kipp

    M. Jennison Kipp

    Resource Economist

  • Andrew Koeser

    Dr. Andrew Koeser

    Associate Professor

  • Taylor Clem

    Dr. Taylor Clem

    County Extension Director

  • AJ Lindsey

    Dr. AJ Lindsey

    Assistant Professor

  • Sudeep Sidhu

    Dr. Sudeep Sidhu

    Water Resources Regional Specialized Agent

  • AJ Reisinger

    Dr. Alexander Reisinger

    Associate Professor

  • Headshot of Michael Dukes

    Dr. Michael Dukes

    Director, UF/IFAS Center for Land Use Efficiency

  • Gail Hansen

    Dr. Gail Hansen


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    Dr. Eban Bean

    Associate Professor

  • Catherine Campbell

    Dr. Catherine Campbell

    Assistant Professor

  • Tina McIntyre

    Tina McIntyre

    Florida-Friendly Landscaping™ Agent

  • Yilin Zhuang

    Dr. Yilin Zhuang

    Water Resources Regional Specialized Agent

  • Wendy Wilber

    Wendy Wilber

    Statewide Coordinator

  • Mary Lusk

    Dr. Mary Lusk

    Assistant Professor

  • Laura Warner

    Dr. Laura Warner