These dedicated individuals work together to execute the strategy and mission of the organization.
Robert Figueroa, Founder & President
Robert Figueroa was born and raised in New York City, a fast paced environment where he rapidly developed his prioritization skills, sharp attention to detail and resilience.
He has a deep passion for nature and after moving to Fort Lauderdale, he decided to find a way to give back when he realized how much pollution was in the waterways of the “Venice of America”: Paddle with a Purpose was born in 2017 with a simple idea, goodwill and two kayaks off a neighbor’s boat dock; since then, Robert’s passion has led the organization to expand across 3 bays, managed more than 300 events rallying more than 1 500 Volunteers who have removed more than 15 000 Pounds of trash off our waterways, one bucket at a time!
As the founder and President, Robert leads Paddle with a Purpose through a vision in line with its roots, working with his Executive Director and all teams towards the best Strategy & Operations, a strong network of Partners and the best talents across various markets necessary to an ambitious, passionate yet sustainable and efficient organization.
Robert is fulfilling his purpose in life every day, inspiring others to get out in nature, building Community while having fun and caring for our planet!
Anthony Cortes, Director of Marketing & Public Relations