Frederique Beroset MBA & MS Biology, CEO
established Dune Doctors in 2000 after years spent researching native coastal plants and developing protocols to grow underused species. With a background in plant biology, Beroset stresses the importance of using plants native to the area when restoring a habitat.
As a respected expert in coastal restoration, Beroset designs projects with a strong emphasis on scientific protocols. Details such as the mixed variety of vegetation, size, and quality of plantings, and the integration of genetically similar species are key factors that result in a higher than average success rate for Dune Doctors. Achieving a natural look that is both aesthetically pleasing and environmentally compliant is the value proposition for the company. Dune Doctors rates project success through a process called TEAM QAQC, the goal of which is to improve coastal resiliency through the fortification, restoration, and protection of dune ecosystems for years to come.
Meet our full-time team of awesome Dune Technicians who are supported by our diligent office staff. Dune Technicians are responsible for the restoration and maintenance of native coastal dunes. Our office team handles all of the logistics and coordinates with local, state and federal regulating authorities to make sure each project achieves sustainable coastal resiliency.
We are hiring! Contact us today to join our team of Dune Technicians.
Meet the Team
Operations & HR Director
Allen brings a rich background in community-based service after working in different non-profit organizations as an IT Administrator. He is detail-oriented and supports our field team in upholding Dune Doctors' reputation for excellence. As the Operations and HR Director, Allen creates an encouraging and structured workplace for our field team to successfully restore dune ecosystems. Allen is a family man. When he is not hiking a local trail with his wife and dog, you can typically find him spending time with his parents and grandparents!
Rick is an ex-volunteer firefighter, rescue diver, and electrician who has worked with Dune Doctors since 2014 to help combat coastal erosion! As the Operations Coordinator, Rick’s workload is multifaceted, from equipping our Dune Technicians to maintaining our facilities and fleet of vehicles. Rick enjoys spending time with his family, four dogs and nine chickens!
Cody is an avid outdoorsman who spends most of his days at the beach! Between dune restoration projects, he surfs, skateboards, and rides his motorcycle. He joined Dune Doctors in 2020 to start giving back to the coastline and enjoys educating curious beachgoers on how dune restoration builds protection for waterfront communities!
With over 10 years in the sales industry, Bankston Roberts joined Dune Doctors to help coastal communities better understand the importance of investing in their protective dune ecosystem. As a Pensacola Beach resident and the Sales Manager of Dune Doctors he is passionate about restoring our native coastline. Bankston is an avid foodie that enjoys creating works of art in the form of charcuterie boards. When not in the kitchen, you can normally find him at the dog beach with his significant other and two dachshunds.
Larry Watson is a retired Aircraft Mechanic who lives for the completion of excellent work! As the Maintenance Manager, he has an eye for detailed inspections and monitors the evolution of our restoration projects. He has worked with Dune Doctors since 2015 to help develop our operations department and spends his downtime fishing with his grandkids.
Donovan Gutierrez is a talented percussionist with a management background in industrial machinery. His heart was always in environmentalism, so he joined Dune Doctors to pursue a career in coastal restoration. He enjoys building resilient dune ecosystems, knowing his work protects native wildlife and waterfront communities from storm surge.
Ginny Lawrence was a teacher for 17 years before joining Dune Doctors in 2017. With her dynamic background in classroom management, she successfully encourages waterfront communities to implement our long-term Dune Maintenance Program. As the Office Manager, she supports our field team and helps 70+ coastal property owners stay up-to-date on the progress of their dune ecosystem. Ginny practices Pilates and enjoys being outside with her surfer husband and their sweet pooch named “Max.”.
Brian Cruickshank II
With a background in chartering boats, working in the Emerald Coast’s hospitality industry, and serving as a U.S. Marine, Brian Cruickshank II has a passion for the coast and brings a servant-leader heart to Dune Doctors. He has trained and oversees a strong team of Dune Technicians and celebrates our restoration successes by attending music festivals.
Andrew Hynes is a talented multi-instrumentalist who splits his weeks between his two passions: environmentalism and songwriting. He joined Dune Doctors in 2020 to help the coast recover from Hurricane Sally and enjoys reading about the native dune plants that evolved to survive such destructive wave and wind action.