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Environmental consultant , outdoor communicator

Kris Walter Thoemke, American Environmental consultant, outdoor communicator. Recipient numerous awards.


Thoemke, Kris Walter was born on April 21, 1951 in Milwaukee. Son of Robert William and Marian A. (Forte) Thoemke.


Bachelor of Science in Zoology with honors, U. Maryland., 1973; Doctor of Philosophy in Biology, U. South Florida, 1979.


Manager, Rookery Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve, Naples, Florida, 1979-1990; host, co-producer Exploring, Station WSFP-television, 1990-1993. Lecturer in natural history, since 1988. Freelance photographer, since 1980.

Environmental analyst Station WEVU-television, 1990-1994.


  • Other Work

    • Host, producer Florida Outdoors, Station WNOG-AM, since 1988. Host United States of America Outdoors, Sun Radio Network, 1992. Newspaper columnist

    • contributor articles tovarious publications.


Board Governors S.W. Florida College, Naples, 1988-1989. Board directors Marco Island (Florida) Young Men’s Christian Association, 1987, Collier County Audubon Society, Naples, 1987-1988. Member subcommittee on managed marshes Florida Coordinating Council for Mosquito Control, 1987-1990.

Vice president Shepherd of the Glades Lutheran Church, Naples, 1989-1992. Member of advisory board International College. Member Outdoor Writers Association American, Florida Outdoor Writers Association, Rotary (board directors Marco Island chapter 1987-1988).


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: outdoor activities, wine appreciation and collecting.


Married Sharon Lynn Sappington, August 3, 1973. Children: Emily Jeanne, Hilary Anne.

Robert William Thoemke

Marian A. (Forte) Thoemke

Sharon Lynn Sappington

Emily Jeanne Thoemke

Hilary Anne Thoemke