Susan Murphy, Founder & Executive Director

is an accomplished executive who oversees all of the nonprofit organizations functions. As founder of CTW, Susan’s vision was fully implemented when CTW achieved all the goals laid out in its first eight (8) years. Susan’s years of experience in business management, consulting and accounting with other non profits as well as for profit enterprises provides stability to the financial aspects of CTW. She is also currently a Board of Director serving as Chair of the Florida Alliance of Community Development Corporations based in Jacksonville, Florida, a statewide network of community and economic development corporations.


Dean Ison, Field Area Manager

Dean has been with CTW since our inception and has trained and prepared every crew in CTW’s history in its policies and procedures, safety protocols, and adherence to our contract terms.  He currently heads up operations in the southwestern area of Florida.  He brings with him years of crew management experience and is originally from Kentucky. Dean owned and operated a Florida commercial fishing business for several years.


Stephen Murphy, Project Director

Steve has supported CTW since 2006, managing all field operations, supervisors, crew chiefs and crew.  He is a liaison between CTW’s administrative offices and the field.  His concern for the well being of the organization is evident in his efforts to insure that measurable objectives are met for all crew in training as well as the goals and missions of the partner organizations.