Founder & Executive Director
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"I am inspired by a sustainable future for our planet, driven by a deeper love and appreciation for our oceans. The first step is education, and that is where Saltwater Classroom comes in."
Board of Directors
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"There is such complexity to the ocean, and you can always learn something new about it... pretty wicked if you ask me!"
Sayulita, NAY, Mexico
"Once I got SCUBA certified and went diving, my world completely changed. My love for the ocean drives my daily activities and also efforts in doing what I can to protect it as much as possible."
Board of Advisors
“Being nearby or on the ocean gives me life and freedom. The ocean influences my life primarily by teaching me to be humble, aware, patient, direct, honest, and gentle.”
Salt Lake City, Utah
South Portland, Maine
"My favorite aspect of the ocean is that it still holds many mysteries due to how much of it has yet to be explored."
Portola Valley, California
Asheville, North Carolina
"I feel so at home in the water and lucky to live near it. It is a source of joy, calm, and ferocity that makes me feel connected to the world."
"I believe there is hope to address the issues our ocean is facing, ones that humans have vastly created, but that hope lies with younger generations."
Venice Beach, California
“Education around sustainability needs to start with phrases like environmental justice, circular economy, and outbound vs. ocean-found plastic at early stages in our youth’s development.”
Miami Beach, Florida
"Every second breath we take comes from the ocean. This message is so important, let's spread it far and wide. There are 170 trillion pieces of plastic in the ocean, and every wave washes some of these pieces ashore."