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Board of Advisors

The Ocean Defenders Alliance Advisory Board is comprised of a diverse group of people who lend their skills, expertise, resources, and connections to aid in ODA’s mission.

The advisor role is an unpaid position with no legal requirements or fiduciary responsibilities, however, their advice and knowledge is helpful and greatly appreciated by ODA management.

Ranko Balog - Customs Broker
Carol Boot Storie - Marketing

Education & Ourtreach
Timothy A. Pearson - Marine sciences teacher

Fundraising and Nonprofit Operations
Alex Earl - Nonprofit executive management
Linda Nicholes - Events and networking
Carla Robinson - Nonprofit Development & Communications
Darlene Summers - Outreach, Fundraising, & Boat Crew
Chuck Swift – Planning and Operations

Hawai'i Operations
Stephen M. Boreman, Esq. - Attorney at law
Matthew M. "Mash" Hatae
- Boat captain, chapter leader
Ray Hollowell - Videographer, diver
AJ Jaeger - Photographer and crew coordinator
Ken Kealoha Staples - Underwater photogrpher and outreach coordinator
Vicki Szymczak - Dive team coordinator
Robert Wintner- Business, photographer

Stephen M. Boreman, Esq. - Attorney at law

Media & Arts
Walter Marti - Filmmaker
Julia S. Ransom - Writer, Photographer

Science & Conservation
Catherine W. Kilduff, Esq. - Atorney
Lauren Saez - Fishery Biologist, National Marine Fisheries Service

Marine Operations
Kevin Augarten - Medical safety coordinator
Chris Bell - Dive Instructor; Electronics Expert
Kim Cardenas - Technical diver
Rex Levi - Boat captain
Jason Manix - Dive team coordinator
Steve Millington - GUE Dive Instructor
Mike Wynd - Rebreather diver and equipment specialist

Jeff Connor - Computer Specialist and Diver
John Milligan - Computer and Electronic Specialist, Environmentalist
Tom Weisel - Engineer

While not an Advisory Board member, we're proud to share Dr. Sylvia Earle's endorsement of ODA.

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