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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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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 (WiLDCOAST – Mexico)

Dr. Eduardo Nájera Hillman joined the team in June of 2012 as the agency’s new Director in Mexico. A distinguished researcher and conservationist, ... read more

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Paloma Aguirre

U.S.-Mexico Border Director

Paloma oversees WILDCOAST’s projects to protect and conserve coastal and marine ecosystems in South San Diego County and Northern Baja California.Wor... read more

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Diane Castañeda

Marine Conservation Program Coordinator

Diane organizes the local San Diego community and schools in raising marine conservation awareness and its benefits to our environment, our economy and our futu... read more

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Fay Crevoshay

Communications and Policy Director

Fay is the resident media guru of WiLDCOAST. She creates and directs our media campaigns and is in charge of our spokespeople as well as organizational outreach... read more

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Armando Efrain Olachea

Legal consultant

Efrain is in charge of all legal matters related to land acquisitions and daily operations of COSTASALVAjE.

Efrain has a license in law from the Technol... read more

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Cesar Garcia Gutierrez

WiLDLANDS coordinator and ZOFEMAT Consultant

A Geographic Information System (GIS) expert, Cesar is in charge of keeping the WiLDLANDS program stay right on track in accordance with the Federal Maritime Te... read more

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Sofia Gomez Vallarta

Pogram 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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John Holder

Coastal Coordinator

John Holder, a south San Diego native, is Coastal Coordinator for the US-Mexico Border Program. He works with stakeholders and community members to promote envi... 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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Dana Link-Herrera

Administrative & Social Media Coordinator

Dana is WILDCOAST's Administrative and Social Media Coordinator. She oversees WILDCOAST's many social media outlets, including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram... read more

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Rosa Osuna

Administrator of COSTASALVAjE (WiLDCOAST – 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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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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Zach Plopper

Coastal and Marine Director

Zach has been on the WILDCOAST team since 2008 when he began managing WILDCOAST's Wildlands Conservation Program. His GIS expertise, 15 years travel experience ... read more

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Tannia Frausto Illescas

Pogram Coordinator: Oaxaca´s coast

Tannia implements the WILDCOAST´s conservation programs in the Oaxaca´s coast. She works with coral reefs in Huatulco and marine turtles in differen... read more

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Mónica Franco

Program Coordinator: Magdalena Bay

Mónica coordinates conservation actions in the main communities of Magdalena Bay where an important mangrove extension and gray whale habitat are pr... read more