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  • 1977-1981: BA – Major History/Political Science; Major Business Administration; Minor – Religion, University of Jamestown ND
  • 2010-2014: Education for Ministry – University of the South School of Theology

Community Involvement

  • Current President Gulf Coast Chapter of Public Relations Society of America
  • President Golden Gate Area Civic Association
  • Collier County Planning Commissioner
  • Hodges University Digital Media and Communications Advisory Board
  • Director Naples Area Chamber of Commerce
  • Member Golden Gate Master Plan Committee
  • Collier County Republican Executive Committee
  • President Golden Gate Chamber of Commerce
  • Founding President Golden Gate Visitor Center
  • Charter Member Naples Area Tourism Board
  • Charter Member Collier County Tourism Alliance
  • Collier County Economic Advisory Council
  • Board of Directors Naplescape
  • Leadership Collier, 1994
  • Leadership Institute – Inaugural Class
  • Everglades Chamber of Commerce
  • Sertoma, Blue Earth, MN
  • Jaycees, Jamestown, ND, Blue Earth, MN
  • Church Youth Group Leader – Trinity Lutheran Church, Jamestown, ND
  • Church Council member – Shepherd of the Glades Lutheran Church, Naples, FL
  • Vestry Member – Trinity by the Cove Episcopal Church, Naples, FL
  • Cursillo, Southwest Florida
  • Golden Gate Cub Scout Den Leader
  • Naples Football League Coach
  • Baseball/T-Ball Coach

Employment

  • Present – Managing Partner – Social-Impact
  • Consultant – Tuff News Media Consultants
  • Staff Singer – Trinity by the Cove Episcopal Church

2005 – 2009 – Naples News Media Group

Publisher, Executive Editor/Community Niche

  • Bonita Banner
  • Collier Citizen
  • Latinos Ahora – Vista Semanal
  • Marco Island Eagle – Marco Magazine
  • Naples Sun Times
  • Naples Journal, North Naples Journal, Pelican Bay Journal, Bonita Bay Journal
  • Special Sections

1985 – 2005 – Publisher Tuff Publications, Inc.

Minnesota:

  • Blackduck American, Blackduck, MN
  • Blue Earth Post/Ambassador, Blue Earth, MN
  • Elmore Eye, Elmore, MN
  • Winnebago Enterprise, Winnebago, MN

Florida:

  • Everglades Echo, Everglades City, FL
  • Golden Gate Money Saver, Golden Gate, FL
  • Golden Gate Gazette, Golden Gate, FL
  • Golf Naples Times, Naples, FL
  • Naples Shopper, Naples, FL
  • Senior Times, Naples, FL

1982 – 1985

Registered Representative – IDS/American Express Financial Services, Jamestown, ND

1981 – 1982

  • Advertising Sales, KQDJ Radio Station, Jamestown, ND
  • Manager Zales Jewelry, Jamestown, ND

Family

Married to Kaydee Tuff since June 9, 1979

Two children, Riley Tuff (b1986); Allyn Tuff (b1989)