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Serge Dedina, Ph.D

Executive Director

As the Co-founder and Executive Director of WILDCOAST, Serge  has helped to preserve more than three million acres of coastal and marine ecosystems since 2... read more

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Eduardo Najera Ph.D

Director of COSTASALVAJE

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

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Fay Crevoshay

Communications and Policy Director

Fay is a former NPR and El Financiero reporter and ran her own media relations firm before joining the WILDCOAST team. Her conservation communications campaigns... read more

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Zachary Plopper

Conservation Director

Zach joined the WILDCOAST team in 2008 as the Wildlands Conservation Program Manager and now helps to direct all WILDCOAST conservation programs. He led WI... read more

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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

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Gabriela Ang Montes de Oca

Program Coordinator: Oaxaca´s Coast

 
Gaby  implements the WILDCOAST´s conservation programs in the Oaxaca´s coast. 
 
She has... read more
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Diane Castañeda

Communications Coordinator

Diane manages all of WILDCOAST's communication channels such as social media, e-newsletters, website, blog post, etc. She is responsible for keeping you up... read more

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Derry Cowley

Development Manager

Derry brings a wealth of experience to lead our Development program. She is an ocean lover and a partner and founder of Sail San Diego that offers up close &... read more

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Mónica Franco

Program Coordinator: Magdalena Bay

Monica manages our conservation program in Bahia Magdalena, Baja California Sur, as well as the Marine and Terrestrial Federal Zone (ZOFEMAT in Spanish) program... read more

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Tannia Frausto Illescas

Coordinator: Networking & Conservation Management (Mexico)

Tannia´s function is coordination to strengthen COSTASALVAjE conservation strategies to position the mission, resources and projects COSTASALVAjE in natio... read more

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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

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Sofia Gomez Vallarta

Program Coordinator: Los Cabos Region & Vizcaino Peninsula

Sofia is working in Cabo Pulmo National Park and is successfully implementing WiLDCOAST chapters throughout the greater Baja California Sur region... read more

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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

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Armando Efrain Olachea

Legal Coordinator of Conservation Projects

Efraín is the legal advisor in Mexico since 2008, he´s in charge of negociation and legal instrumentation of Wildlands Project located in "Valle de... read more

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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

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Cory Pukini

Marine Protected Area Program Coordinator

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

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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

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Tarrant Seautelle

California MPA Watch Coordinator

Tarrant coordinates the statewide California MPA Watch Program, which is a citizen science monitoring effort that seeks to infor... read more

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Jonathan Tarín

Accountant

 

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