Director of Chapters
So here I am, four CEO’s later, 60 new chapters, new friends made and some friends gone. A fancy Director of Chapters title, tools incorporated into our outreach efforts that only a few dreamed of way back in 1992, regional staff in the field to assist our chapter network, training conferences hosted around the globe and too many bands later to remember the names.
Chief Executive Officer
I fell in love with the ocean in Westerly, Rhode Island. Our family would go there every summer. We'd spend our days sailing, clamming and paddling surfboards around the natural bays. Fast forward a few decades and I work at Surfrider doing my best to protect places just like Westerly.
As part of the Accounting team, I manage chapter finances and assist in other accounting duties. Although I am excited to learn how to surf soon, I am a cricketer at heart. I've been playing cricket since i can remember and continue to play here in Southern California.
I grew up as beach kid and lifeguard in Laguna Beach where I gained a true appreciation for both the power and fragility of our oceans and coasts. Now as Surfrider Foundation's Environmental Director I have the privilege of working with coastal activists around the world to protect our oceans, waves and beaches.
Oregon Field Manager
The activist loves Oregon more than he loves life, said Tom McCall, one of the state's greatest governors and champion of the Beach Bill. So Oregon was a natural landing pad for this outspoken North Carolinian, reared feet firmly planted in the sand. As Oregon Field Manager for Surfrider Foundation and extreme karaoke professional, I have an amazing opportunity to amplify voices across this great state.
California Policy Manager
I was drawn to Surfrider’s philosophy of being a “member-driven” organization that inspires coastal activism with remarkable results. I’m constantly amazed by the throngs of Surfrider supporters who participate in issues they care about. As a Campaign Specialist for Surfrider, I have the honor of working with highly motivated, intelligent and caring people—and together, we are protecting our oceans, beaches and waves—one victory at a time.
Ocean Program Manager
As the Ocean Program Manager, I support Surfrider's engagement in marine protected areas (MPAs), regional ocean planning, renewable ocean energy, and federal legislation. I live in the beautiful state of Oregon where I enjoy surfing cold waves and hanging out on the beach whenever I can.
Mid-Atlantic Regional Manager
Traveling down the Garden State Parkway from Bergen County, NJ to go to the beach was routine by age five. My grandmother bought an oceanfront summer cottage on Long Beach Island soon after and that was it. The beach and ocean were the front yard, my playground, and the only place I wanted to be. Being the Northeast Regional Manager keeps me close to the ocean and beach (without the drive), while I assist the volunteers from Massachusetts down to New Jersey working to protect it.
Coastal Management Coordinator
I had been surfing in Southern California for about two decades when I saw a notice in Surfer Magazine in 1985 for a new surfer-based environmental organization to protect the oceans, waves and beaches. I joined and I've been a member ever since.