Georgienne has been spearheading environmental and conservation issues for most of her life. Leveraging her strong background in biology and chemistry, she is able to weave a story that is compelling, understandable and truthful. These are the issues that people care about and, thus are called to action. Georgienne is a strong leader, and public speaker, but what she loves most is to be underwater watching “her” animals. firstname.lastname@example.org
Melissa Martinez has worked with Sea Save Foundation leadership for over 26 years. As a high school student, Melissa worked scanning slides, identifying marine species and natural history behavior and then compiling this information into a robust, searchable database. Melissa leverages her Master degree in Education to help realize the success of the organization’s mission. Before assuming her current role as Assistant Director, Melissa taught for 13 years while she simultaneously served on the SSF Board of Directors and as Director of Education. She oversaw the “Cayman Classroom” project which linked an elementary school classroom in Grand Cayman to one in Wisconsin. “I have always loved the sea, SCUBA Diving is my passion. I want to be sure that my 8-year-old daughter, Jessica and her children are also able to enjoy healthy oceans.” Sirena@SeaSave.org
Jay Ireland’s innate understanding of animal behavior is a key ingredient for our success recipe. As a diver, a filmmaker and photographer Jay possesses both the experience and the tenacity to capture underwater and terrestrial activity in new innovative ways. Jay is also a born teacher. He thrives upon sharing his childlike enthusiasm and he leverages his camera skills to do this. Jay’s images have already stood witness for many efforts. They were showcased in the largest emission of postage stamps by the Costa Rica government as well as used for one year on the face of the national lottery tickets. Each program was linked to a set of teaching standards that were created to compliment the effort. The first published photographs of shark finning were shot by Jay Ireland in 1991. Jay co-founded Sting Ray City in the Cayman Islands with his lifelong friend Pat Kenney.email@example.com
Jay is a roll-up-your-sleeves and “get it done” kind of guy. He believes that we can do anything if we set our minds to it. He does not know any limits. Always found with his trusty companion and son Jacob, Jay has spearheaded some of Sea Save’s high-profile firstname.lastname@example.org
Cherilyn Chin Jose: Editor “Week in Review”
Love our highly successful “Week in Review”? Meet the woman behind the highly successful series. She casts a wide net and “fishes” for all the most important ocean-related articles… a daunting task at best! She carefully crafts a summary for each article that readers can review in minutes after all that she lays it out in blogger and publishes. Now even the busiest among us can keep up with ocean news.
As a Project Manager for the International Endangered Species Campaign, Lisa is in charge of various petitions Sea Save has going on. She is also in charge of meeting all the deadlines necessary to send the organization to the CITES conference that is going to occur in South Africa in 2016. Lisa wants to educate the public and help the wildlife in anyway she can. email@example.com
Samuel graduated from Robert Morris University and is currently the Creative Director at Epek Data. We heard his philosophy and we were hooked. “I believe every image is a story, no matter how little, or how insignificant, there is a meaning behind it. This is what I believe, and as designers, it’s our job to convey these stories in a beautifully interesting way. I started at a young age, admiring the way that advertising has shaped our world, and have never stopped. ” Samuel leverages his creative talents to help the world understand oceans and move to protect them. Basically, he exudes creativity, kindness, and professionalism!
A PADI Master SCUBA Instructor, Pri just returned from six weeks in Koh Tao, Thailand where he spent every day imbibing the glory of the reefs. In his spare time, Pri works at Salesforce as a Master Solution Engineer, no small task! He works with Sea Save Foundation creating and overseeing the architecture of our Salesforce instance, which is basically the core of everything Sea Save! Pri received his BSc from the University of London.
With 18+ years experience in CRM Sales implementation, system analysis, custom trainer and honed business and systems analysis professional. Vicky is the other half of our ‘Super Salesforce Sea Squad’. Good thing we have so much “power under our hood” we need it, to save the world! Also a SCUBA diver, Vicky spends time underwater when she is not running races for charity, exploring Hogwarts or, her favorite activity sharing precious time with her son.