Ashley Rhodes-Courter Ashley Rhodes-Courter was born in North Carolina in 1985 and entered the Florida foster care system at
the tender age of three. Over the next nine years, she lived in 14 placements before being adopted at age 12 by Phil and
Gay Courter of Crystal River, Florida. She is the author of the bestselling memoir, Three
Little Words and a nationally acclaimed motivational speaker.
Blake Courter Blake Courter is the co-founder of SpaceClaim, a computer-aided design company in Massachusetts.
Clear narration voice, good enunciation, smooth, natural, little inflection, a non-radio professional
voice, great for phone recordings and on-hold messages.
Gay CourterGay Courter has worked continuously as a writer in film, television, fiction and non-fiction since graduation
from Antioch College in 1966. She is author of five best-selling novels with over three million copies in print.
Giulia Longo Courter has traveled extensively
worldwide working towards sustainable development of rural and indigenous communities. Upon graduation
in 2005, she was honored as one of the 25 most talented students in the UK.
Joshua Courter is a filmmaker, fine-furniture
designer, craftsman, and yachtsman.
Magno Sound New York Magno offers the entire spectrum of sound mixing and related post-production services for film and TV.
International cinematographer for documentary, drama and commercial projects on HD and film.
Space Claim SpaceClaim leads the 3D Direct Modeling market
by delivering break-through tools that dramatically improve direct design and engineering processes.
Yves GladuYves Gladu is an internationally acclaimed underwater
photographer specializing in film, video, and still photography in any location from under the arctic ice to following humpback
Affiliation and Organizations
America Humane Association
The American Humane Association has been protecting children and animals from cruelty,
abuse and neglect for over 130 years.
Dave Thomas Foundation For Adoption
Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption is a national nonprofit 501(c)3 public charity dedicated to dramatically
increasing the adoptions of the more than 150,000 children waiting in North America's foster care systems.
Florida Guardian ad Litem Program
The Florida Guardian ad Litem Program is a partnership of community advocates and professional
staff providing a powerful voice on behalf of Florida's abused and neglected children.
Hunger Fighter aims to teach and inspire the next generation of "hunger fighters"
with educational programs and services.
Iowa Public Television is Iowa's statewide public broadcasting network. IPTV provides
quality, alternative programming that educates, enlightens, and entertains Iowans throughout the state.
Kinship Center is a licensed California adoption, foster care and relative care nonprofit
agency with national awards for leadership in child welfare.
The Mathile Institute for the Advancement of Human Nutrition is committed to transform
the lives of the world's children and their families trough nutrition and education.
National Casa Association
The mission of the National Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) Association, together
with its state and local members, is to support and promote court-appointed volunteer advocacy for abused and neglected children
so that they can thrive in safe, permanent homes.
National Council Of Juvenile And Family Court Judges
National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges provide all judges, courts, and
related agencies involved with juvenile, family and domestic violence cases with the knowledge and skills to improve the lives
of the families and children who seek justice.
Norman Borlaug Story
Freedom from Famine: The Norman Borlaug Story
is a documentary film about Norman Borlaug, the Iowa farm boy who saved over a billion people from starvation.
North American Council For Adoptable Children
NACAC promotes and supports permanent families for children and youth in the U.S. and
Canada who have been in care—especially those in foster care and those with special needs.
WEDU: West Central Florida PBS
WEDU, serving the 16 counties of west central Florida, exists to serve the public good
and to aid in the creation of an informed citizenry.
World Food Prize
The World Food Prize is the foremost international award recognizing — without
regard to race, religion, nationality, or political beliefs — the achievements of individuals who have advanced human
development by improving the quality, quantity or availability of food in the world.
Citrus County Chronicle
Local news and sports, paper history, staff weblogs,
archives and subscription options for this community's newspaper.
Florida Department of Children and Families
Social services agency
Heart Gallery of Pinellas County
The mission of the Heart Gallery of Pinellas
& Pasco is to provide an emotionally safe way to connect children with families through a traveling exhibit featuring
the faces and stories of local foster children ready for adoption.
Kids Central Inc.
Kids Central Incorporated is the not-for-profit
lead agency selected by the State of Florida to coordinate child protection services in Citrus, Hernando, Lake, Marion and
Sumter Counties (Circuit 5).
United Way of Citrus County
Underneath everything we are, underneath everything
we do, we are all people. Connected, Interdependent, United. And when we reach out a hand to one, we can influence
the condition of all. That's what it means to Live United.