District Board of Trustees
As set forth by State of Florida mandate, the community college shall be governed by a District Board of Trustees. Board
members are appointed by the Governor of Florida.
Ed Scales practices law as a sole practitioner in Key West. His practice consists of commercial litigation,
appellate work, administrative law and mediations. He serves as General Counsel to the Florida Citrus
Commission. He was appointed to the FKCC Board of Trustees in 2006, and had previously served as
Board Chair from 2007 to 2009. He is a former City of Key West Commissioner and a former City of Key
West Planning Board Member.
Mr. Scales currently represents the 16th Judicial Circuit (Monroe County) on the Florida Bar Board of
Governors and also serves on the Florida Commission on Ethics.
Mr. Scales received his Bachelor of Science in Telecommunications (with honors) from the University of Florida and holds a
Juris Doctor from the University of Florida’s College of Law. While in law school, Mr. Scales was the Student Body President
of the University of Florida.
Brian Schmitt previously served on the college’s Board of Trustees from 1999 to 2007 and served as Board
Chair for two years during his term. Mr. Schmitt is a real estate broker with Coldwell Banker Schmitt Real
Estate in Marathon. Before that, he was co-owner and operator of Brian’s in Paradise Restaurant and the
Boat Inn Marina.
Mr. Schmitt has served as past president for the Marathon Chamber of Commerce, is a member of the
Dolphin Research Center’s Animal Care Committee, was a past president of the Florida Keys Land & Sea
Trust, a past trustee of the the Pigeon Key Foundation and is a board member and past president of the
Historic Florida Keys Foundation.
Mr. Schmitt received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Florida Atlantic University.
Dr. Antoinette Martin
Dr. Antoinette Martin is a licensed psychologist, operating a private practice in Key West, where she
provides outpatient therapy for adults, children, couples, and families. Prior to that, she treated local
middle and high school students and their families through the Monroe County School District. Raised in
Key West, Martin has a Doctorate of Philosophy and a Master of Arts in Psychology from Notre Dame and
a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of Florida.
A former board member for the Domestic Abuse Shelter and current member of the Key West Chamber
of Commerce, Dr. Martin actively volunteers her time serving the community through programs for
disadvantaged youth, AYSO soccer, and church related activities. She also helped establish the “Why Try”
program at Horace O’Bryant Middle School and Key West High School, which is designed to keep at-risk students in school.
Martin resides in Key West with her two daughters, ages 11 and 15.