A popular radio program guest and public speaker at schools and civic organizations across the U.S., today Carol consults for some of the most prominent historic shipwreck search and recovery companies in the world. Her personal experience as a shipwreck researcher and explorer also makes her uniquely qualified to provide visibility services for clients within the shipwreck exploration industry.
PR and Media Relations:
Carol's clients have included treasure hunters, rock stars, dogs, muscle men, mystery writers, ballerina's, fairies and artists, though not necessarily in that order. She learned the essentials of PR and media relations in the 1980's live concert industry in Texas, working for a major concert promotion company who booked and promoted acts such as Frankie Goes to Hollywood, Toto, Kenny Loggins, Suzanne Vega, Andreas Vollenweider, George Winston and others. She later co-produced and directed two highly acclaimed national tours of sunken shipwreck treasures and artifacts.
A committed participant in the Key West cultural community, Carol handled publicity for the first three Fabulous Fur Ball fundraisers for the Florida Keys SPCA, and from 2006 to 2009 was media liaison for the Anne McKee Artists Fund of the Florida Keys. She provided publicity services for Nutcracker Key West in 2008, 2009, and 2012; for the 29th, 30th and 31st Annual Wesley House Valentine's Day Gala's; annually publicizes the Midsummer's Night Dream & Spectacle fundraising events, is publicist for the Key West International Latin Arts Festival and the Mystery Writers Key West Fest and occasionally works with area small businesses to increase their visibility. Along with friend and colleague Cricket Desmarais, since 2014 Carol has provided ongoing PR and Media Relations services for the Key West Art & Historical Society.
An Award Winning Photographer:
A noted news, documentary and fine art photographer and stringer for the Florida Keys News Bureau and contributor to the Associated Press, Carol's images have appeared in news stories, print publications and private collections around the world.
Carol is co-author of After Life - Images from the Key West Cemetery, author of the book Treasure Coins of the Nuestra Senora de Atocha and the Santa Margarita as well as numerous archaeological-mystery and life-style articles. She edited the popular children's book, Cosmo the Boat Cat, was an editor of Reef Perkins' memoir Sex, Salvage and Secrets, and for its duration was an associate editor, writer, and photographer for Nectar, a high-end glossy South Florida lifestyle magazine.
Historic Shipwreck Services:
Carol has worked with shipwreck projects in the Caribbean, South and Central America, the U.S., the Pacific and Africa, in capacities including Spanish Colonial coin expert, photographer, project planner, researcher/writer, publicist, and archaeological search and recovery diver. Proficient at working with shipwreck coin databases and with customizing databases for the project at hand, Carol has worked with the treasure coins of the Nuestra Senora de Atocha and the Santa Margarita for two decades and is considered a leading authority on their characteristics. She curated, graded and certified more than 14,000 coins from the Isla del Muerto shipwreck off of Ecuador for the company Robcar, S.A., advised the government of the Republic of Mozambique, Africa, regarding a division of treasures requiring a neutral expert, consulted for Odyssey Marine Exploration regarding
the coins of the "Black Swan" shipwreck, consulted for Odyssey Marine Exploration and Arqueonautas Worldwide for the coins of the 1622 Portuguese carrack Sao Jose and curated and certified thousands of coins recovered from Panama's 1631 shipwreck San Jose.
Carol Tedesco's diverse résumé combines years of experience in media and public relations, marketing, photography and historic shipwreck research, search and recovery.