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Nancy Hastings

Nancy Hastings

Southern California Regional Manager

The very first Surfrider Foundation meeting I attended, I drove home the new Chair of the Malibu Chapter. Following a rather organic lifelong path that ebbed and flowed around art, music, and the ocean, I felt I had finally found something that really got all my synapses firing off all at once. I wasn't going to let that opportunity pass me by!

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Paul Herzog

Paul Herzog

Ocean Friendly Gardens Program Coordinator

Though I grew up in a rural LA suburb with lots of natural open space, it wasn't until I moved back to it after college that I hiked the hills. Working a few stints on small, organic farms between community organizing jobs grounded me a bit more. Helping Chapters run Ocean Friendly Gardens Programs gives us a great tool to help people prevent urban runoff and restore a bit of the hills in their yards.

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Jenna Holland

Jenna Holland

Direct Mail Manager

As a mother of three, I protect what I love: my children and my beach.

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Ryan Johnson

Ryan Johnson

Staff Accountant

What’s your favorite memory at the beach? Without a doubt, my first barrel ride in Ventura, California. It was the most euphoric experience any young surf kid could imagine. After that day, I knew I was stitched.

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Kyle Lishok

Kyle Lishok

Marketing Manager

Protect where you play, whether it's on asphalt, snow, or water.

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Dani Mimm

Dani Mimm

HR/Operations Manager

Some of my very first memories are of the times I spent clinging to an old 8’0” Becker board...

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Mohamed Ali Mukadam

Mohamed Ali Mukadam

Accounting Assistant

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.

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Holly Parker

Holly Parker

Florida Regional Coordinator

Daughter of a sea captain, policy wonk, and water lover.

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Charlie Plybon

Charlie Plybon

Oregon Policy 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.

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Staley Prom

Staley Prom

Legal Associate

Staley provides legal solutions to Surfrider Foundation's Global Headquarters, and works closely with Surfrider Foundation chapters and regional staff around the country on a broad array of legal matters, including litigation and policy strategies, in order to further Surfrider's mission of protection and enjoyment of the world's ocean, waves and beaches.

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Katie Rootlieb

Katie Rootlieb

Special Projects

Katie Rootlieb leads Special Projects for the Surfrider Foundation

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Stefanie Sekich-Quinn

Stefanie Sekich-Quinn

California Policy Manager

I was drawn to Surfrider’s philosophy of being a “member-driven” organization that inspires effective coastal activism. I’m constantly amazed by the throngs of Surfrider supporters who participate in issues they care about. As a California Policy Manager, 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.

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Ruarri Serpa

Ruarri Serpa

Web Developer

I've learned that I am a person who is not driven by maximizing profit margins or decreasing unit costs, but by serving the community and protecting the natural environment. It’s not often that web developers get that opportunity, so I was thrilled to join the Surfrider team, and help increase its capacity online.

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Christian Snyder

Christian Snyder

Membership Manager

Surfing = Dedication...

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John Weber

John Weber

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 afterwards and that was it. The beach and ocean were the front yard, my playground, and the only place I wanted to be.

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Chris Wilson

Chris Wilson

Systems Administrator

I run the web servers, email system, office network, and other pieces of the puzzle that help Surfrider, its staff, and its chapters accomplish their mission of protecting and enjoying oceans, waves and beaches.

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Rick Wilson

Rick Wilson

Senior Staff Scientist

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.

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