Board of Directors and Advisors
Board of Directors
Georgienne Bradley is the founder and executive director of Sea Safe Foundation. She is also co-owner of Bradley Ireland Productions, one of the world’s largest underwater still photography and video stock houses.
A well-known and tireless conservationist, Ms. Bradley is a scientist, underwater photographer, videographer, writer and producer who has been focused on raising awareness of the plight of the world’s oceans for over two decades. She has authored hundreds of magazine articles and scientific papers about the ocean, and two books, Such is Life in Costa Rica: Underwater Printex, Costa Rica and Dive Guide to Costa Rica. Ms. Bradley has also has produced ocean-themed television programming for a variety of studios and networks including Paramount, Disney and National Geographic.
She is perhaps best-known for her work involving shark finning and Cocos Island. In 1990, Ms. Bradley and underwater photographer Jay Ireland began documenting the plight of Cocos Island, a remote, uninhabited island off the coast of Costa Rica that is home to a thriving marine ecosystem that makes it one of the world’s top dive spots. The two documented the shark-finning practices at Cocos Island, and, in an attempt to stop it, they presented their findings to the Costa Rican President José María Figueres and Minister of Natural Resources, Alvaro Ugalde. The duo’s photographs were used by the Costa Rica government to launch a national marine-awareness campaign including a postage stamp series, national lottery tickets and other materials. Bradley and Ireland were instrumental in expanding the boundaries of the protected areas around Cocos Island National Park and eventually contributed to the UNESCO petition which made Cocos Island a World Heritage Site.
In 1995, Ms. Bradley spearheaded the launch of Costa Rican Marine Imaging Project (CRMIP), a non-profit organization that enabled high school and college students to get involved with ocean focused educational projects. She is also the co-founder of the America Society of Media Photographers’ Underwater Professionals’ Group.
In her current role with Sea Save Foundation, Ms. Bradley campaigns to raise awareness about the planet’s fragile marine ecosystems and advocates for change in public policy. In 2013, representatives from Sea Save Foundation helped negotiate groundbreaking policy changes at CITES (Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species) to protect seven marine species. With Sea Save Foundation’s current Give ‘em The Fin campaign, Bradley has returned to the issue of shark finning.
Ms. Bradley studied medicine at Sackler Medical School, Tel Aviv University and attended graduate school at Georgetown University. In 2006 she was inducted into the Women Divers Hall of Fame.
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|Lawrence Stock, MD|
Lawrence Stock, MD, FACEP, Physician, Clinical Professor of Medicine UCLA, Trauma Director Emeritus (Community Partners International, Thailand – Burma Border), President-elect California Chapter of the America College of Emergency Physicians. Partner at Antelope Valley Emergency Medical Associates, Vice Chairman Emergency Department, Antelope Valley Hospital. Larry brings a 25-year history of working with disaster relief and human rights efforts. The deterioration of our oceans threatens our right to live on a healthy planet.
A Sales Engineering Architect, Priyanta has a strong track record in both business and technology.
|Edi Frommenwiler – Owner M/V Pindito|
A trailblazer in the underwater world of motion pictures and film, Edi is a self-made man. He built the classic Pindito from the ground up overseeing all aspects of shipbuilding. The Pindito now enjoys celebrity status as an iconic liveaboard in the seas of Indonesia. He is an optimistic visionary who gave birth to the Sea Save Campaign “Wins for Fins.”
Inducted into the Divers Hall of Fame and recipient of the coveted Reaching Out Award, Peter Hughes loves the underwater world. He has been diving for over 40 years, and each dive he discovers new reasons to love the ocean. An ardent conservationist, Peter now joins the Sea Save pod to help raise awareness about sharks, mantas, and all ocean ecosystems.
|Carlos de la Rosa|
Carlos holds a Ph.D. in Aquatic Ecology from the University of Pittsburgh. He is Adjunct Professor at several US and Costa Rican universities, providing additional links and collaborations with academic institutions. He served as the director of USAID’s Environmental Management Office in Costa Rica as well as the Program Director for The Nature Conservancy’s Disney Wilderness Preserve and later as the Director of the Catalina Conservancy. He has written several books and over 50 articles, papers and field guides.
Alexander Bryant has an impressive history of working in the hospitality industry and operates nine Emperor and Constellation Fleet liveaboards in the Maldives. This has brought him up close with the ocean’s challenges and inspired him to help. He has a Master of Science (MSc) focused in Business Venturing from the University of Southampton and he is skilled in Customer Service, Hotel Management, Entrepreneurship, Business Development, and Marketing Strategy.
Andrew Lok is the Co-Founder of the Solitude brand and Managing Director of CKM-Squared Pte Ltd (Since 2012), the owning company of the Solitude brand with its flagship Solitude One Live-aboard launched and operational in December 2013. He is well versed with current and future information technologies (a graduate in computer electronics and programming, and also known across international markets associated with scuba travel, and notably excellent reputation in South East Asia, Japan, Korea, Hong Kong and China with a strong network of sales agents. With his sharp business acumen, he will be a great asset in helping Sea Save further our cause.
Adam Hanlon is a freelance photographer, specializing in underwater photography. His images and reports have won international competitions and been used in prestigious publications and by world-renowned organizations. He grew up in South Africa, received a BA in Political Science, and has been an active diver since 1984. He holds recreational and technical diving qualifications up to instructor level from many agencies, and has been instructing since 1987. He is the editor of Wetpixel, the world’s leading resource on all things underwater imaging and through Wetpixel Expeditions, Adam leads regular photography expeditions and workshops around the world. He also owns a successful dive school based near Lancaster, UK.
Kristine is an environmental engineer who loves the great outdoors. She’s an avid skier and has been scuba diving for 15 years. Kristine has been our data Wonder Woman! Without her, we wouldn’t have made it through ‘The Great Infrastructure Project’. Her Excel expertise and problem-solving has proved to be a great asset to our organization.
|Ian & Donna Allsopp|
They have worked with Sea Save for more than five years. Their daily efforts ensure that we communicate our messages on our various platforms and that all informational systems are being updated. The duo live just outside London. Sealion@seasave.org and email@example.com
Board of Advisors
We are proud of the accomplishments made and awards received by our Advisory Team. Paramount to our “super-team” selection process was their proven dedication to wildlife education. Each member brings to the table not only valuable talents but an enthusiastic willingness to mentor others and convey a passion for the natural world through entertaining projects. These projects will be used in educational programs for local communities, youth groups, and nonprofit organizations. The Advisory Team profiles reveal a cadre of sharp, creative, and scientific minds. We invite you to join us in our challenge to better understand and protect the natural world.
|Jonathan and Christine Bird|
Jonathan fell in love with the ocean in the 1980s and with Christine in the 1990’s. This dynamic duo are passionate educators, film producers, SCUBA divers, and conservationists. They each bring a unique set of skills to “Oceanic Research Group” and “Jonathan Bird’s Blue World” series. This Emmy-award winning team published seven books and directed over 20 films. They are currently working on an ambitious IMAX film uncovering the hidden mysteries of ancient underwater caves.
|Chris Crumley – Photographer|
Chris Crumley is a well-traveled and published professional underwater photographer who has tapped into the growing trend in the publishing world for images of mermaids. Crumley has become a hero and a celebrity within the community. His mermaid images (10,000 plus on file), techniques and ability to coach up and coming “mermaids” make him THE source for underwater mermaid photography.
Michael Penwarden – Owner/CEO of Dive Paradise
Michael brings his vast background in technology and publishing to the Sea Save Foundation family. As editor of Macworld Magazine and co-founder of Cognito Publishing Michael leveraged the power of the written word. He is currently the VP of Hirsch Media and CEO of Cozumel’s “Dive Paradise”.
Jay Ireland’s innate understanding of animal behavior is a key ingredient in our recipe for success. As a filmmaker and photographer, Jay possesses both the experience and the tenacity to capture underwater and terrestrial activity in innovative ways. Jay is also a born teacher. He thrives upon sharing his childlike enthusiasm with any interested participant. Jay’s generous approach to teaching photography has inspired many and affords the Sea Save Foundation a unique opportunity to teach expedition volunteers as they contribute to our mission. Jay’s images have already stood witness for many other nonprofit agencies, showing the good, the bad, and the ugly of our natural world.
Ron Steven is better known as artist Rogest. Ron has made it his personal and business mission to educate and help save the environment one dot and one brushstroke at a time. Her has delivered a message of environmental awareness about the oceans we all love and enjoy with his involvement with the Kids Sea Camps, hospitalized kids in Canada, foster kids in Cayman, village kids in PNG and Fiji along with schools and libraries in Canada, England, USA, Australia, Singapore. His passion is to inspire and educate the next generation of Marine stewards.
Pioneer underwater film producer and photographer Stan Waterman, winner of five Emmys, has been at the forefront of scuba diving since its inception. In 1968 he collaborated with Peter Gimbel on the classic shark film “Blue Water, White Death.” He was an associate producer and underwater cameraman. Stan directed underwater photography in the production of “The Deep,” based on Peter Benchley’s best-selling novel. He and his oldest son, Gordy, won the first father-and-son Emmy for their work together in the National Geographic Explorer production, “Dancing With Stingrays.” Stingray City, the topic of the film, was coincidentally discovered by two of our other advisors, Jay Ireland and Pat Kenney. Stan’s commercial success is surpassed only by his passion for diving and his commitment to education and mentoring new filmmakers.
As photo editor for National Geographic Explorer, Miriam Stein was responsible for imagery used in the Society’s classroom magazine and website. She has an extensive background photo researching natural history for high-profile NGOs, including Conservation International, Defenders of Wildlife, and The Nature Conservancy. Miriam was the initial photo researcher for the Smithsonian’s Ocean Planet exhibit, to which she tendered her educational background in marine conservation. Miriam has contributed her time to the Whale Conservation Institute, Global Environment Facility, National Marine Sanctuary Program, and North American Nature Photography Association, for which she chairs the International Committee. She is a diver, a recognized photographer, and concurrently serves as an advisor to the International League of Conservation Photographers. Miriam brings to Sea Save Foundation a keen eye for the specific parameters requisite for photography to be used in conservation and education endeavors.
As co-founder of Stingray City in Grand Cayman, BWI, Pat Kenney is responsible for the development of the most successful underwater attraction in the world. Prior to the launch of Stingray City, these animals were feared and unprotected. The millions of people who have interacted with Pat’s rays have helped change public opinion and mold public policy. With more than 20 years spent in the diving industry, Pat brings his knowledge and experience in SCUBA diving technology to Sea Save Foundation.