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Northeast Regional Manager

Melissa Gates

Melissa Gates

Living in Phippsburg, Maine, Melissa is surrounded by the beauty of crashing waves at Popham Beach State Park and nature, and works tirelessly to protect the world’s natural environments. As the Surfrider Foundation’s Northeast Regional Manager, she oversees our five New England Chapters and leads regional engagement in coastal campaigns and other local, state, and regional policy and legislation. Her campaign strategy and grassroots organizing expertise, passionate spirit, and unyielding dedication to the rights of animals, people, and the environment brought her to Surfrider where she motivates our staff and supporters every day. She loves exploring the mountains and waters of this big blue ball and strategizing to effect positive changes in the world.

Contact: mgates@surfrider.org (she/her/hers) | 207.706.6378.