Board of Directors
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.
Carol Lee (Treasurer), Vice President, Finance, Nextivity Inc..
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.
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.
Josh Chatten-Brown, 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.
Bernardo Diaz, President of Redstone Capital
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.
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.
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.
Christine Mason, HR Executive
Christine Mason is an accomplished global HR Executive with a passion for conserving the environment, having spent five years working with an environmental protection agency in Europe. Originally from the UK, Christine has lived and worked in Southern California for the last 15 years. With a global perspective, Christine adds value to the Board through her Human Resource experience and her background in working with other Boards. Christine is married to an engineer and has a horse and other animals.
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.
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).
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.