WHO IS THERESA SCHOBER
She is an archaeologist and cultural resource consultant and current president of the Florida Anthropological Society. Theresa Schober has worked in south Florida since 1998. For nine years she directed the restoration and exhibit development at Mound House and Newton Park on Fort Myers Beach. During that time Theresa Schober secured more than $5 million for historic preservation, public education, and cultural landscape initiatives. Working with Lee Trust for Historic Preservation, Schober co-curated ArtCalusa: Reflections on Representation (with Barbara Anderson Hill).
Schober is Executive Producer of a forthcoming documentary film about the Calusa capital of Mound Key in Estero Bay for the Friends of Koreshan State Historic Site. Her preservation and education efforts have been recognized with awards from the Florida Trust for Historic Preservation and Florida Anthropological Society.
On making Escampaba: The Kingdom of Carlos, Ms. Schober said,
“I’ve wanted to do this documentary and bring this story to life ever since I started guiding tours on Mound Key about a decade ago. The experience is unexpected — all the momentous historic events that occurred on, or that surrounded, Mound Key. People have boated past it for years and don’t know the story.” (Naples Daily News)