Save The Waves Coalition

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Chad Nelsen
Chad Nelsen,  Board President
Chad Nelsen is the Environmental Director at the Surfrider Foundation where he has worked since 1998. At Surfrider, Chad is responsible for strategic guidance regarding env...

Dean LaTourrette
Dean LaTourrette,  Board Treasurer
Dean was a founding board member for Save The Waves, helping grow the organization from its infancy, and served as the organization's Executive Director from 2007-2012....

David Haynes
David Haynes,  Board Vice-President
David Haynes is currently Managing Director for Greenmont Capital Partners, a venture capital firm located in Boulder, Colorado, which focuses on investing in green consume...

Sachi Cunningham
Sachi Cunningham,  Board Secretary
Sachi Cunningham is an Assistant Professor of Journalism at San Francisco State University. Previously she was a staff video journalist at the Los Angeles Times, w...

Mike McGinnis, PhD
Mike McGinnis, PhD,  Board Member
Mike has surfed since he was 7 years old, and is a professor at the Monterey Institute of International Studies, with professional expertise in coastal marine science and policy. ...

Will Henry
Will Henry,  Board Member & STW Founder
Originally a freelance photographer and journalist, Will founded Save The Waves Coalition during his battle to protect the surf spots on Madeira from destruction. He was Ex...

Greg Benoit
Greg Benoit,  Board Member
Greg has over 14 years integrating coastal and marine planning and policy with science and technology. Having served as a NOAA Coastal Services Center Coastal Management Fe...

Ryan Seelbach
Ryan Seelbach,  Board Member
Ryan is an Environmental Remediation Project Manager for the Presidio Trust, a federal government corporation created to administer and manage the Presidio of San Francisco...

Peter Reich
Peter Reich,  Board Member
Pete is currently an inspector for the Environmental Protection Agency's Oil Pollution Prevention Program.  Prior to his position at the EPA, which he has held sin...

Fernando Aguerre
Fernando Aguerre,  Board Member
Fernando Aguerre was born and raised in the coastal city of Mar del Plata, Argentina where, along with his brother and lifelong friend, Santiago, he got involved with surfi...

Gregory A. Jones
Gregory A. Jones,  Board Member
Greg Jones currently works for Google in their internal consulting group, advising various divisions on new business opportunities and how to improve business practices. Gr...

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