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
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
Christie Quarton: Communications Director
Hailing from the beautiful island of Curaçao, Christie witnessed the slow deterioration of her beloved Caribbean Sea. Plastic pollution, overfishing and acidification were a few challenges that she observed. Resolute to make a difference, she brings her expertise in communication and marketing to the Sea Save Foundation pod.
Violeta Benitez: Assistant to Director, Editor “Ocean Week in Review”
Love our highly successful “Ocean 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.
Samuel McKinney: Graphic Genius
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.
Natalie Foote: Communications Team
Born and raised on Catalina ocean love is in Natalie’s blood. She is working with the Sea Save team creating videos and original content to push out on social media platforms. She is helping us tell the story of ocean conservation.
Renée Setter: Communications Team
A graduate of Cornell University, Renée is currently working hard on her graduate degree at the University of Hawaii. Her passion is the ocean. She worked tirelessly with Sea Save Foundation as our Communications Director and has now settled into overseeing and helping to develop our Instagram outreach.
Mary Kurts: Grant Director, Auction Team
Every year Mary Kurts joins our auction team an helps calm the year-end frenzy. She applies her professional project management skills and ensures that we keep on track during our high profile auction event.
Sharon Free: Communications Team
Communication is the solvent for all problems and the foundation for success. Sharon Free presents Sea Save Foundation’s goals and accomplishments to the world. A “creative” in all ways, Sharon brings her expansive background in design and messaging to the pod and communicates our message to the world.
Richard Akhtar: Auction Team, Google Adwords
Committed to conservation, Richard owned developed and operated Matava Resort, a boutique adventure and romance experience lodge in a remote part of Fiji, for over 16 years. He brings that expansive experience to Sea Save. His specialty areas advising, planning, development, marketing and sales will endure the Sea Save team accomplishes their critical goals.