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Serge Dedina, Ph.D

Executive Director

The co-founder and Executive Director of WILDCOAST, Serge received the Surf Industry's Environmental Award, San Diego Zoological Society’s Conservation Me... read more


Eduardo Najera, Ph.D


Dr. Eduardo Nájera Hillman is a distinguished researcher and conservationist. Dr. Nájera oversees all of the conservation programs and operations ... read more


Fay Crevoshay

Communications and Policy Director

As Policy Director Fay develops strategies and oversees the implementation of WILDCOAST’s public policy agenda in Mexico and partially in California, with... read more


Zachary Plopper

Conservation Director

Zach oversees WILDCOAST's conservation programs in the U.S. and Mexico. Zach joined the WILDCOAST team in 2008 as the Wildlands Conservation Program M... read more


Mónica Franco

Deputy Director for COSTASALVAJE

Monica supervises our conservation efforts in Mexico. Her role within the organization is to support all of COSTASALVAJE’s field coordinators a... read more


Clark Labitan

Director of Finance and Administration

Clark oversees our financial management systems, human resources, administration and information management which entails managing WiLDCOAST’s financial r... read more


Paloma Aguirre

Coastal and Marine Director

Paloma Aguirre has over ten years of experience working to address the San Diego-Tijuana border region&rsqu... read more

Gabriela Ang Montes de Oca

Program Manager: Oaxaca´s Coast

Gaby manages our conservation projects in the coast of Oaxaca, focusing on sea turtle, coral reef and mangrove conservation. Her work includes implementing work... read more


Tannia Frausto Illescas

Coordinator: Networking & Conservation Management (Mexico)

Tannia Frausto is WILDCOAST’s Wetlands Project Coordinator at our Mexico offices. Her main job is to support Mexico’s National Commission... read more


Veronica Cruz

Development Manager

Veronica manages, implements and oversees all of WILDCOAST’s development activities and strategies for philanthropic support. She cultivates rel... read more


Yolanda Garces

Executive Assistant

Yolanda manages our Executive Director’s busy calendar, appointments and travel arrangements. In addition, she takes on many administrative duties in the ... read more


Angela Kemsley

California Marine Protected Areas Watch Coordinator

Angela coordinates the state-wide Marine Protected Area (MPA) Watch Program, a citizen science-based collaborative that collects scientific data on co... read more


Francisco Martínez Vázquez

Wild Lands Coordinator

Francisco holds a Master's degree in Dry Lands Ecosystem Management from the Autonomous University of Baja California and has 15 years of experience in conserva... read more


Rebeca Melendez

Coral Reef Coordinator

Rebeca coordinates our coral conservation efforts in the Los Cabos region. She is a marine biologist from the Autonomous University of Baja California Su... read more


Efrain Olachea

Legal Coordinator for Conservation Projects

Efrain is WILDCOAST’s legal advisor in Mexico. He's in charge of the negotiations and legal documentation of our Wildlands Project located in E... read more


Celeste Ortega

Marine Conservation Program Coordinator

Celeste is our Marine Conservation Program Coordinator and is responsible for coordinating our conservation projects in the Gulf of California region and in Bah... read more


Omar Perez

Accounting Clerk

Omar is in charge of all accounting and bookkeeping duties; he also assist with managing Human Resources and the Employee Benefits administration.

Prior... read more


Cory Pukini

Conservation Coordinator

Cory works to engage stakeholders in the management  and protection of Marine Protected Areas as well assist with the manag... read more


Rosa Osuna

Administrator of COSTASALVAJE (Mexico)

General Administrator for the last five years, Rosa has helped set up and open a new office in Ensenada, Baja California.
Prior to working... read more


Jonathan Tarín



Jonathan graduated with a Bachelor's Degree in Accounting from the Autonomous University of Baja California (UABC). He is responsible of managing... read more


Cristhabel Verdugo

U.S.-Mexico Border Coordinator

Cristhabel coordinates WILDCOAST’s coastal conservation program in Northern Baja California. Her work includes assisting in park management, conservation ... read more