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Board of Directors

Board President

Rebecca Kanter, Attorney

Rebecca, a native of Orange County, California, is an Assistant United States Attorney at the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Southern District of California. As the daughter of a Marine Biologist, Rebecca is passionate about the ocean and the environment.

Rebecca

Board Members  

Carol Lee (Treasurer), Finance Director

Carol is the Corporate Controller at REMEC Broadband Wireless.

Randy Hawley (Secretary),  Retired Park Ranger and Conservationist

Randy, a native Southern Californian, has lived in San Diego since the early 70's. Hawley is a Navy veteran, graduate of San Diego State University and retired park ranger/supervisor. He was the first park ranger for the City of San Diego. Randy is an avid Baja traveler, and has a casita in San Quintin.  

Randy

 

Jake Young, Retired Finance Executive

After a long career in financial management and consulting, Jake then served as the Chief Operating Officer at Pro Kids Golf Academy. He has lived most of his life in the Midwest (Wisconsin and Illinois) and California (San Francisco and San Diego). 

Jake

Alberto Garza Santos,  Entrepreneur

Alberto Garza Santos is founding partner of Promotora Ambiental and is currently chairman of the board of directors. He is also president of Sustainable World Foundation and founding chief executive of Papalote Children’s Museum in Monterrey. He founded and owns the ecological reserve known as Museo Maderas del Carmen, located in Coahuila. He is currently a member of the board of Diesel Machinery (MADISA), Development Delta, Axtel, and Exceeds. He served as chairman of the board of Chipinque Ecological Park, the only forest in the Monterrey area. He was also vice president of CANACINTRA’s sustainable development committee and chairman of its committee on environment. Mr. Alberto Garza Santos earned a BA in business administration from the Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey (ITESM) and a second BA from Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas.

Promotora Ambiental

The Mexican company Promotora Ambiental (PASA) provides services for collecting, handling, and disposal of waste, recycling, and wastewater treatment throughout the country.

He is a native of Mexico.

 

Alberto

Eddie Kisfaludy, President and Co-Owner at SciFly

With more than 2,000 days at sea, Eddie has lead 800 oceanographic excursions around the world. Eddie is a true ‘jack of all seas’ and was the senior curator of field operations and marine biological collector at Scripps Institution of Oceanography UCSD for ten years.

Eddie


Dr. Ignacio Vilchis, Researcher, Scripps Institution of Oceanography 

Nacho Vilchis has spent most of his life in or around the Pacific Ocean. Nacho completed his undergraduate studies at the University of San Diego, his first graduate program at the Universidad Catolica de Chile, and earned his Ph.D. from at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography in La Jolla California. He’s spent thousands of hours surveying underwater in kelp forests in California and Chile, and months at sea studying tropical and temperate seabirds in open oceans off the Hawaiian archipelago, Clipperton atoll, Malpelo Island and the Galapagos Islands. He now works as a researcher at Scripps Institution of Oceanography. 

Nikos Zoggas, Organizational Development Consultant, Ocean Advocate

For over 25 years, Nikos has worked as a strategist, coach, and mentor to nonprofit, civic and social enterprises. He works to orchestrate marine eco-system protection, arts enterprise, social innovation, and community health initiatives.

Nikos

Scott Borden, Entrepreneur

Scott followed his entrepreneurial instincts and formed Top Flight Travel, which grew into one of the largest travel companies in San Diego. While remaining involved in his various business interests, Scott also volunteers with many different organizations, with a strong focus on environmental issues and conservation.

Scott