Board Of Directors

Barbara Edgar, President

Rafael Penalver, Vice President

Tammie Gurgiolo, Secretary & Treasurer

Angel Borden

Cinnamon Edgar

Clay Crockett

Ariel Poholek


Barbara Edgar

Barbara Edgar Lifetime resident of Islamorada, living in Lower Matecumbe since 1952 when only seven other families shared the island. Presently a Realtor and President of the Matecumbe Historical Trust, a present board member and past chair for the Village of Islamorada’s Historic Preservation Commission, a board member for the Historic San Carlos Institute in Key West and an Islamorada Chamber of Commerce ambassador. Daughter of Irving and Jeane Eyster who were Florida Keys historians for almost 70 years. Worked with my father for decades volunteering for many historical and preservation projects. Past owner and operator of Cinnamon’s men’s and women’s retail clothing store. Past board member of Arc of the Keys and secretary and board of director for the Florida Keys board of Realtors. Past member of the Institute of Maya Studies traveling to Guatemala and Mexico to visit the ruins several times.

Cinnamon Edgar

Cinnamon Edgar was born in the Florida Keys. She is the owner and operator of Florida Keys Art by Cinnamon. She is photographer and artist. Board member of the Matecumbe Historical Trust. Promotes the organization through email, at the art shows and sells merchandise for the MHT. Cinnamon was chosen Unsung Hero for her work at the Matecumbe Historical Trust events. She worked for the Islamorada Chamber of Commerce part time and volunteers at many fundraising events.

Secretary & Treasurer

Tammie Gurgiolo

Tammie Gurgiolo was born and raised in Islamorada. Her roots run deep in the Sportfishing history of Islamorada being the daughter of legendary Capt. Don Gurgiolo. She is presently on the Village Islamorada Historic Preservation Commission and Land Acquisition Advisory Committee. Tammie is the General Manager of the historic Sunset Inn and Property Manager of historic Tea Table Key. Tammie loves fishing offshore and the backcountry in her spare time. Florida Keys history is important and she can be found walking the shorelines and woods for artifacts.

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