Meet Our Team

Alicia Fretz
President

A Florida native, Alicia and her family moved to a small farm in Myakka City in 2019 from Pinellas County to escape the dense population. 

Alicia received her Bachelor’s Degree in Business Communications in 1989 and her Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS) certification in 2020. She’s held a variety of roles in the financial services industry, currently working in AML Compliance Data Controls and Monitoring with emphasis on risk mitigation.

When not working or tending the farm, she contributes her time to a variety of causes as she enjoys serving her community. 

I look forward to bringing awareness and action to effectively opposing overdevelopment and urban sprawl to preserve the beauty of eastern Manatee County.

Merideth Wolfson Barcomb
Meredith Wolfson Barcomb
Public Relations

A Florida native, Meredith was raised in a small town in Maryland. In 2003, she returned to Manatee County and lives on a small farm with her husband Justin, five children and a wide variety of animals. She has been riding horses since the age of three. 

Public Relations has always been a passion, and she enjoys connecting people. She handled PR for her previous business, BounceU of Sarasota as well as a few local 501c3 organizations. She’s also done consulting for local businesses trying to find more profitable restructuring strategies. She hopes to use her past experiences in the community to help P.O.W.E.R gain exposure, and aid in achieving our goal of smart development.  

I look forward to working with not only our board members, but our community in its totality. 

Kimberly Seery
Kimberly Seery
Treasurer

A resident of Sarasota/ East Manatee County for 27 years, Kimberly has served as Treasurer in a number of capacities over the years including the Boy Scouts. 

A military mom, she has volunteered with her church and a variety of other community causes, including the preservation of our agricultural community for 30+ years.

She is now lending her time and efforts to POWER’s mission as she is always striving for protecting and preserving eastern Manatee county.