STW Board Changing of The Guard

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Pete Reich enjoys a great evening at the event he co-founded, Life Is A Wave, with fellow Save The Waves supporters Kelly Scherf and Emily LaTourrette. Photo: Sam Henderson

As 2015 unfolds, Save The Waves bids farewell to longtime board member Pete Reich, who has been a central figure in Save The Waves growth through its first decade. Pete, a longtime Ocean Beach regular, nationally recognized collegiate Lacrosse player, and committed environmentalist, is stepping away from his role on the board to focus his energy on his growing family. A Save The Waves board member for the last 9 years, Pete played a main role in developing our successful annual benefit Life Is A Wave. He’ll remain an active supporter and serve on the Save The Waves’ advisory board going forward.

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As Pete steps away and leaves some large shoes to fill, Save The Waves is proud to welcome Mark Thomas and Ted Chin to the board. Mark, a Santa Cruz surfer rarely seen without a smile on his face, earned his JD at the University of Oregon with emphasis in Natural Resources Law & Ocean Law and research foci in the Public Trust Doctrine. He currently works as a realtor of fine properties in Santa Cruz and parts beyond, a homeschool consultant teacher and a environmental education consultant for the Lawrence Hall of Science.

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Ted Chin graduated with honors from U.C. Berkeley in 1994, and received his MBA from theHaas School of Business, U.C. Berkeley in 2001. While at Cal, he majored in Resource Economics where his favorite topic was trying to quantify the value of waves. Ted brings excellent experience in the business investing world and has a proven track record of lending his valuable skillsets to several successful start-ups and non-profits.