The Planet Love Life movement began in 2014 by husband and wife team, Rob & Brittany Webster. Our organization has been built on a foundation of love and support from many volunteers and wonderful people over the years.
Rob Webster - (Co-Founder / CEO / Director of Operations)
As a native Floridian, Rob has always loved going to the beach and being near the Atlantic Ocean & Gulf of Mexico. When hes not working, you can usually find Rob in his flip flops cleaning up the tourist filled Florida beaches. A nature and animal lover in his heart, Rob brings his skill set as a successful business owner to the conservation world. Since graduating from the University of South Florida with a degree in business marketing / management, he has created several successful organizations including a event lighting company and professional photography company. Rob has also held positions as a lifeguard and as an international summer camp director.
Melody Webster - (Co-Founder / Cleanups & Events Coordinator)
The Marine Debris Mermaid! Melody Webster is a passionate conservationist and lover of all things from the sea. She sprouted legs just to help clean up the beaches! Prior to forming Planet Love Life, Melody was the Director of Field Studies for an international marine education program in the Bahamas. Melody has a background in experiential education and environmental science and majored in Marine Ecology & Environmental Policy at the University of South Florida. She has a multitude of skills, knowledge and experience in marine ecosystems, field instruction and hands-on group learning techniques. As strong environmental advocate, Melody frequently participates in volunteer beach clean ups and volunteer projects.
Ashley Hechavarria - (Fulfillment Manager / Bracelet Artist )
Ashley is a manatee obsessed, cetacean loving, mermaid vibing, Florida native potterhead. As a graduate from the University of South Florida with a degree in Environmental Science and Policy, she has had the pleasure of fueling young spirits to become conservationists as a marine educator, assisted with marine mammal necropsies and rescues with Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commision, and gotten hands on research and husbandry experience with our sirenian friends at Mote Marine Laboratory and the South Florida Museum. When she’s not daydreaming of manatees, Ashley can be found scouting out local flea markets for vintage finds, frequenting local tiki bars (she’s a dole whip enthusiast), or snuggling up to her tail-less cat, Calypso.
Lizzie Winchester - (Global Ambassador Coordinator )
Coming from the land-locked state of Tennessee, Lizzie had to get her ocean loving self her marine fix during spring break and summer vacations in South Florida visiting family. Prior to joining the PLL team, Lizzie was the Florida state coordinator for the Monofilament Recovery and Recycling Program along with many other jobs and internships teaching students and the public about the environment we all love so much. She has her bachelor’s degree in Environmental Studies from Elon University and her Master’s degree in Marine Mammal Science from University of Miami. She has worked with all different types of animals including dolphins, sea lions, sea otters (her favorite), and even terrestrial species such as lions and tigers! She is all about conserving the environment and the species that call our planet their home. Currently living in Tallahassee, you can find her out and about hiking or kayaking or playing with her two crazy pups.
To all of the amazing people that have volunteered, donated rope, shared our posts, made donations, purchased a bracelet and shown us love. You mean the planet to us... we are but a reflection of the love that you have given us and we couldn't do it without any of you!