Board of Directors
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.
Carol Lee (Treasurer), Vice President, Finance, Nextivity Inc.
Carol is the Vice President of Finance at Nextivity Inc. Before joining Nextivity, Lee spent close to a decade with San Diego-based REMEC Broadband Wireless as Director of Finance. In this role, she provided leadership, guidance and technical expertise to create, develop and enhance all aspects of the accounting department functions and financial reporting processes. She previously spent seven years as Vice President of Finance for Terranova Energy, a leader in wind farm development, where she gained considerable exposure in multi-national finance. Lee has also held senior roles with a variety of California-based mortgage corporations. She began her career as a senior accountant with Deloitte & Touche.
Josh Chatten-Brown (Secretary), Attorney
Josh Chatten-Brown is an attorney with Chatten-Brown & Carstens, an environmental and land use law firm with special expertise in the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), Endangered Species Act, water and air quality laws, and other California environmental laws. As an avid surfer, Josh has a long-standing interest in water quality and coastal issues.
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.
Bernardo Diaz, President of Redstone Capital
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.
Kristina Forward, Database and application support manager
Kristina is a database, application support manager with thousands of logged data conversion and implementation project hours. An avid hiker and long distance runner, the daughter of an Engineering Geologist, her youth was spent outdoors rock hunting, swimming, and climbing trees. From a very young age she became an environmental advocate and understood how critically important it is to take care of our planet. Using her IT background, she volunteers and works to help non-profits maximize data efficiency and system automation to allow their data to work smarter for them.
Mr. Jaime Hernándes, EMS Lead at CH2M
Jaime is the Environmental Management Services Lead for the area offices in the U.S., Canada and Puerto Rico for CH2M, a global engineering firm. The EMS team sets goals for reducing our environmental footprint in a collaborative process, measures our progress, and reports to our clients and other stakeholders on our performance through the annual sustainability report. Jaime is married to a real estate broker, they have two sons and live in East County. They also have extended family in Guadalajara and in his hometown of Los Angeles.
Doug Sheres is the current Director at Vor Data and former Director of Nature and Culture International, Firewire Surfboards and North County Dispatch. He was the founder and managing member of Paramo Capital Partners. He served as Mayor of Solana Beach in 2001 and at the Solana Beach City Council from 2000-2004. He got his undergraduate degree from UCSD.