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 is currently CTO of nTopology, a leading innovator in 3D printing software.
Gay 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.
International cinematographer for documentary, drama and commercial projects on HD and film.
Yves 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 whales.
Affiliation and Organizations
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.
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.
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, Tampa Bay
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.