HAPPENING NOW: Open Martin’s Beach!

Staff

Michelle Kremer

Michelle Kremer

Chief Operating Officer

On the first day I walked into the Surfrider Foundation offices in San Clemente, I had no plan to stay as long as I have.

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Laura Lee

Laura Lee

Director of Marketing and Communications

I’m living the dream. Having grown-up in Texas two hours away from the Gulf coast, I feel incredibly lucky to have so many memories on the beach and in the water. Thanks to my mom’s huge love of our oceans and my dad’s passion for fishing, I grew up with a deep appreciation for our coasts and all bodies of water.

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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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Edward Mazzarella

Edward Mazzarella

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.

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Dani Mimm

Dani Mimm

Office Administrator/HR

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

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Jim Moriarty

Jim Moriarty

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.

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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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Dr. Chad Nelsen

Dr. Chad Nelsen

Environmental Director

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.

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Charlie Plybon

Charlie Plybon

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.

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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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Christian Snyder

Christian Snyder

Membership Manager

Surfing = Dedication...

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Pete Stauffer

Pete Stauffer

Ocean Program Manager

As the Ocean Program Manager, I support Surfrider's engagement in marine protected areas (MPAs), regional ocean planning, renewable 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.

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Jill Watkins-Tierney

Jill Watkins-Tierney

Mail Order/Cash Receipts

Do sand crabs still exist?

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Alexa Ward

Alexa Ward

Marketing Coordinator

I’ve always been a southern California girl at heart. Some of my happiest memories are of sandy toes and salty hair, summers spent taking sailing trips to Catalina Island with my family...

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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. Being the Mid Atlantic Regional Manager keeps me close to the ocean, waves and beaches (without the drive), while I assist the volunteers from Montauk, NY to Virginia Beach, VA working to protect them.

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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

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.

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