about south river federation

Francesca King is the newest addition to the South River Federation. As our new Office Administrator and Program Assistant, she is excited to bring her passion and skills to the Federation.


Francesca grew up on the South River, playing and swimming on its shores in Hillsmere. She left the water for the mountains when she went to college in North Carolina at Appalachian State University. Throughout college, she spent her summers back in Annapolis working with the Box of Rain Foundation and as Zulu the pirate aboard the Sea Gypsy


After graduating from college, she moved to Savannah, Georgia and worked for the Tybee Island Marine Science Center as an educator for a year. Francesca then spent several years living and working in Australia, New Zealand, and England. She enjoyed getting to know the culture, environment, and water in each place. Some (the Great Barrier Reef!) were more exotic than others (the River Thames). While in London, she worked for a consumer rights non-profit for two years. 


Francesca moved back to Annapolis last year. Since she returned she became a Maryland Master Naturalist and spent the summer working as an educator at Arlington Echo Outdoor Education Center. Francesca and her husband, Simon, got married in July and recently adopted a dog, Welly. Be sure to stop in the office to meet Welly who loves coming to work at the Federation each day!


In her spare time, Francesca can be found in Eastport with Simon and Welly, running, playing tennis, and paddle boarding on Back Creek.