Jun 14

Katie Jones - Brevard Museum

Posted on June 14, 2023 at 1:22 PM by Samantha Senger

Katie Jones Brevard Museum volunteer at the museum with her grandparentsKatie Jones just recently graduated Rockledge High School with honors. In her free-time, Katie has been a dedicated volunteer with the Brevard Museum of History and Natural Science. Katie has assisted the Museum by helping as a docent, working in collections, helping with exhibits and assisting at the front desk.

Katie has been volunteering at the Museum since she was 14 years old and has accumulated hundreds of hours of volunteer time there. She began volunteering with the Museum to earn Bright Future Scholarship hours. 

She enjoys looking through the archives and giving tours the most. 

“I really like to interact with the public and hear everyone’s view of the Museum,” said Katie. She also likes to practice her cataloging skills. 

Katie will be starting at Florida State University in the fall where she plans on studying to be a Biological Anthropologist. She hopes to come back to Brevard in the summers and help out again at the Museum.  

Apr 05

Tony Stoltz

Posted on April 5, 2023 at 3:22 PM by Tiffany Bonadio

Tony Stoltz, aka Santa, with Mayor BlakeTony Stoltz is one of our fabulous volunteers with the Leisure Services division. Tony is a former City of Cocoa employee where he spent 17 years serving the citizens of Cocoa in our Public Works Department before he retired in January of 2018. Tony was a Maintenance Worker III/ Locksmith when he retired from the City of Cocoa.

Tony, also known at times as Santa or St. Nick, is always willing to step up and assist when needed. He has helped fill in for the Cocoa Santa on several occasions serving in that role for the Cocoa/Rockledge Holiday parade and the City of Cocoa’s Holiday Tree Lighting event. 

Originally from Indiana, Tony lives in Cocoa with his lovely wife Claudia, where he has five kids, 24 grand kids and 7 great grandchildren.

The City of Cocoa Leisure Services team is very grateful to Tony for always willing to step up and help for our special events.

Mar 15

Jackie Lewis

Posted on March 15, 2023 at 9:53 AM by Samantha Senger

Jackie Lewis fitness challenge photosJackie Lewis is a long-time Cocoa resident and fitness enthusiast. Jackie has been volunteering and participating in City of Cocoa events for many years but recently stepped up to lead #TeamCocoa in the 2023 Spring Into Fitness Challenge. 

This challenge, formerly known as the Mayor’s Fitness Challenge, is a fun competition among municipalities, businesses, and organizations to see who can recruit participants to practice healthy habits for 8-weeks. The organization that logs the most healthy hours of fitness will be named the most fit. 

Jackie is also a Zumba instructor and volunteered to lead the Cocoa team for this year’s challenge. She took control by helping to spread the word about the competition, setting up multiple fitness class and gathering opportunities, and spreading the word about healthy habits. 

She set-up over 15 different fitness activities for #TeamCocoa to participate in and gain those healthy fitness minutes. She also runs the Facebook group for #TeamCocoa and rallies participants to log their minutes each week.

The challenge ends at the beginning of April. No matter the outcome of the #TeamCocoa results, we know the most enthusiastic and motivated team leader for the competition will be Jackie Lewis.

Jackie is passionate about fitness and enjoys spending time with her family. Jackie’s husband, Major is a City of Cocoa employee with the Utilities Department. 

We thank Jackie for her dedication and commitment to helping our residents stay fit and active.