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Leslie Adler-Ivanbrook, Education
Council Non-governmental Seats - Members
Community-at-Large - Marin County:
George Clyde (firstname.lastname@example.org) has a home on Tomales Bay in Marshall, California. He is a member of the Tomales Bay Watershed Council, serves on the Board of Directors of the East Shore Planning Group, is an Associate Director of the Marin Resource Conservation District, and is a Director of Investigative Reporting Productions, Inc. In addition to representing Community-at-Large - Marin County for the Cordell Bank National Marine Sanctuary Advisory Council, George is a member of the Greater Farallones National Marine Sanctuary (GFNMS) Advisory Council (Maritime Activities/Recreation, alternate). For the GFNMS Advisory Council, he served on stakeholder working group regarding the Tomales Bay Vessel Management Plan and chaired a working group considering new regulations to protect wildlife from low overflights. As a lawyer (now retired), his passion for sailing led to professional engagements as legal and rules advisor for several America's Cup yacht racing teams. He is an enthusiastic, if not always successful, fisherman.
Community-at-Large - Marin County:
Michael Cummings (email@example.com) lives in Fairfax with his wife Lisa and their son Parker. As a green trained builder, Mike has worked for the past twenty two years as a Project Manager for Stroub Construction, a leading Bay Area Residential Construction Company. He is an avid outdoorsman and recreational fisherman. He also enjoys sailing and is an active competitive bay area sailor participating in local and regional regattas. He studied fisheries management at Colorado State University before receiving his BFA and MFA from the University of Colorado. Mike has had a strong lifelong commitment to protecting our environment and believes that the health of the world's ocean is the keystone to the health of the environment and the world as we know it.
Community-at-Large - Sonoma County:
Tom Anderson (firstname.lastname@example.org) has been a resident of Western Sonoma County for the last 40+ years. He is currently the Marina Associate Manager for San Francisco Marina. When he is not working, he enjoys spending his time with his family outdoors, primarily fishing and finding fun things to do outside. Beside the position on the Cordell Bank National Marine Sanctuary Advisory Council, he is also an alternate member for the Harbor Safety Committee of the San Francisco Bay Region, representing Recreational Boating.
Community-at-Large - Sonoma County:
Steve Tubbs (email@example.com) is a 35-year graphic arts professional and resides in Petaluma, California. In 2018, he started Inspiri2 Creative Services - providing graphic design services, 3M premium decals for fleet, vehicle and equipment markings, and the highest quality indoor and outdoor signs and window graphics for business identification. Steve is a 25-year plus board member of the Russian River Fly Fishers and has served multiple times as president of that organization. He teaches fly casting and fly fishing, and encourages others to find the delight and wonder inherent in the beautiful freshwater and saltwater ecosystems that support fish. He is a founding board member of the Russian River Wild Steelhead Society, working with other organizations to preserve, protect and enhance the populations of wild steelhead in the Russian River watershed. An avid fly fisherman, he has fished on both coasts of the United States (and at various points between), and has managed to visit a few tropical destinations as well.
Scott Artis (firstname.lastname@example.org) brings experiences spanning for-profit and nonprofit sectors in micro and molecular biology, wildlife and ocean conservation, program management and research. In addition to a strong track record in organizational growth and leadership, he is currently the Managing Director of Turtle Island Restoration Network and the founding Director of Urban Bird Foundation. His path to conservation began with a love for wildlife – working for multi-national biotech companies while simultaneously leading community-based coastal projects. With inspiration from burrowing owls, he transitioned to conservation full-time in 2011. Scott holds a Master’s degree in Sustainable Development and Policy, Bachelor’s degrees in Micro & Molecular Biology and Fisheries & Wildlife Science, and has complemented his studies with a Master’s certificate in Environmental Resource Management. He has a US Fish and Wildlife Service Burrowing Owl Conservation and Management award, and is a member of the Raptor Research Foundation and Society for Conservation Biology. In his spare time, he enjoys wildlife photography and spending time with his wife and 3 German Shorthaired Pointers.
Morgan Patton (email@example.com) is a fifth-generation Marin County resident and environmental advocate raised in Sonoma Valley and West Marin. She is a graduate of Dominican University with a B.A. in Humanities with a concentration in Environment, Culture, and Sustainability and is finishing her Graduate degree in Public Administration at the University of San Francisco. She currently resides in Forest Knolls, California, where she is raising her children. She is the Executive Director of the Environmental Action Committee of West Marin, a local nonprofit dedicated to protect and sustain the unique lands, waters, and biodiversity of West Marin. She also serves as a co-chair of the Golden Gate Marine Protected Area Collaborative, which seeks to empower coastal communities to advance Marine Protected Area management and encourage ocean stewardship.
Leslie Adler-Ivanbrook (firstname.lastname@example.org) has worked in resource management, marine research and marine environmental education on the east coast before moving to Point Reyes in 2006. She received a M.S. in Marine Science from SUNY Stony Brook in 1997; her thesis research focused on uptake of metals from treated lumber by blue mussels, M. edulis. Merging her interests in marine environmental science and education, Leslie works as coordinator and educator for Science at the Seashore, a collaborative program of the Pacific Coast Science and Learning Center and Point Reyes National Seashore Association. She leads immersive, field science activities in the Giacomini Wetland and nearby Seashore sites for visiting school groups, as well as a week-long overnight summer field camp for urban Bay area high school students. She also co-created Outdoor Ed in the Watershed, a science-based and interdisciplinary hands-on watershed education program based at West Marin School, now offered there through partnerships with local non-profits. She also worked as a nursery biologist raising oyster seed at Hog Island Oyster Farm in Marshall. With her husband Casimir, Leslie is raising two teenaged sons, and has taken leadership roles on the West Marin School Parent Teacher Student Association for 4 years. In her "spare" time, Leslie also enjoys organic gardening, bee keeping and raising backyard chickens.
Rebecca "Bec" Detrich (email@example.com) is a leader in the field of Environmental Education and is dedicated to connecting students to the natural world and promoting responsible actions to sustain it. She is currently the Director of Education at Westminster Woods outdoor school. Prior to Westminster Woods, Bec led the Field Science program at NatureBridge, Golden Gate and worked within the field of environmental education in Yosemite, on Catalina, throughout the East Coast as well as in Australia. Over her career, she has developed marine science and climate change programing, led teacher trainings, developed stewardship projects within the National Parks and built collaborative relationships with a variety of private and public organizations. Bec holds a bachelor's degree from Willamette University where she majored in Environmental Science. Her masters in Biology was focused on community-based conservation and global leadership and allowed her to do coursework in Namibia and Borneo. Bec is an active member in the Sonoma Environmental Education Collaborative and was named a Grosvenor Teacher Fellow by National Geographic and Lindblad Expeditions.
Richard Ogg (firstname.lastname@example.org) is an electrician by trade, and retired from Sonoma State University after 30+ years. He is now self-employed as an electrical contractor, owns Wine Country Electric and works primarily on the coast. An avid sportsman all his life, Richard has fished and dove along the Sonoma County coast since he was 18. Early in his career he owned a martial arts school and taught Chinese Kenpo Karate and Choy Li Fut Gung Fu. Today he is a dedicated commercial fisherman and fishes out of Bodega Bay on his fishing vessel Miss Peggy. He currently serves on the California Salmon Council, the Spud Point Advisory Board and is one of the Directors of the Bodega Bay Fisherman's Marketing Association. Richard has been a resident of Sonoma County for 53 years and currently resides in Bodega Bay, California with his wife and two dogs.
Noah Wagner (Noah.Wagner@sonoma-county.org) is the Supervisor at Spud Point Marina, and oversees the day to day operation of Spud Point Marina, Mason's Marina and the Sonoma County Sport Fishing Center at Porto Bodega in Bodega Bay. He started with the Parks Department at Spud Point Marina when he was 18 years old, and brings 35+ years of boating experience and community goodwill to the table. Noah has had a chance to work many positions for the Parks Department, gaining invaluable "hands on" experience and education in running a large County owner commercial marina in a community rich in environmentalism and politics. Born and educated in Sonoma County, Noah has local sensitivity and deep rooted connections in his community. In addition to valuing his work environment, Noah is a family man who makes good use of the wonderful and diverse community in which we live, in his spare time he can be found enjoying the many local waterways, biking and hiking trails but spending time with his family is first and foremost in his life. Noah lives with his family in Santa Rosa and owns a home on the Russian River in the community in which he grew up.
Chris Hendry (HENDRCT@chevron.com) hails originally from the West Coast of Scotland, and moved to San Francisco from London with his wife in 2011. Graduating with a degree in Marine Technology and holding both Deck and Engine Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping (STCW) Licenses, his early career saw him sailing as a Merchant Mariner on Crude Oil Tankers in the capacity of Navigating Officer, Engineering Officer and Dynamic Positioning Officer. He joined Chevron London in 2002 and held various technical and commercial positions before taking up his current role as Port Superintendent for Chevron's Richmond Refinery in San Francisco Bay. As a serving member of the Harbor Safety Committee of the San Francisco Bay Region and various associated work groups, he likes to keep his feet wet and stay close to seafaring and the shipping industry. While his free time used to be taken up with cycling, running and enjoying all of the unique opportunities the Bay Area has to offer, the recent arrival of his first child, a daughter, makes these experiences all the more precious.
Kai Martin (Kai_Martin@pashanet.com) is Vice President with the Pasha Group, a global logistics and transportation company with extensive maritime activities along the California coast. He is a 1996 graduate of the California Maritime Academy in Vallejo, and has been involved in the maritime industry and environment for most of his working life. Throughout his career, he has worked on numerous green initiatives to mitigate industrial impact to the environment. He is currently a commissioned Captain in the US Navy's Strategic Sealift Program, as a US Navy Reservist. He and his wife, Deirdre, lived in San Rafael previously and currently live in Pacifica with their two daughters, enjoying the many marine activities the Bay Area coast offers.
Jaime Jahncke (email@example.com) is the Director of the California Current System Initiative. Jaime joined PRBO Conservation Science (now Point Blue Conservation Science) (pointblue.org ) in 2004. He received his B.S. in Biology from Universidad Nacional Agraria La Molina in Peru (1992) and his Ph.D. in Biological Sciences from the University of California Irvine (2004). Jaime's doctorate research was conducted under the supervision of Dr. George L. Hunt Jr. studying how physical processes associated with coastal waters affect the abundance and distribution of marine birds in Peru and Alaska. Jaime's current research focuses on the spatial and temporal relationships between oceanographic processes, zooplankton, and marine birds and mammals in the region surrounding Cordell Bank and the Gulf of the Farallones to better understand food web dynamics, identify predictable hotspots, and improve ocean zoning in support of Ecosystem Based Management in the region. He is the lead Principal Investigator for the Applied California Current Ecosystem Studies (ACCESS) Partnership between Point Blue, NOAA's Cordell Bank and Greater Farallones national marine sanctuaries and several agencies and academic institutions. He is currently also a Research alternate for the GFNMS Advisory Council.
Dr. Tessa Hill (firstname.lastname@example.org) is an Associate Professor and Chancellor's Fellow at University of California, Davis, in the Department of Earth & Planetary Sciences. She is also affiliated with UC Davis Bodega Marine Laboratory, a research station on the Northern California coast. Tessa graduated with a B.S. in Marine Science from Eckerd College (1999) and a Ph.D. in Marine Science from UC Santa Barbara (2004). She was then a UC President's Postdoctoral Fellow at UC Davis, prior to starting a faculty position. Research interests include climate change, both past and present, and understanding the response of marine species to environmental perturbation. She is part of the Bodega Ocean Acidification Research (BOAR) group at Bodega Marine Laboratory, which aims to understand the impact of ocean acidification on native species. Tessa is a Fellow of the California Academy of Sciences and a member of the West Coast Ocean Acidification and Hypoxia Panel.
Council Governmental Seats:
(nonvoting, except may cast ballots in officer elections)
National Marine Sanctuary Superintendents:
Chris Mobley (Chris.Mobley@noaa.gov) - Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary Superintendent
Maria Brown (Maria.Brown@noaa.gov) - Greater Farallones National Marine Sanctuary Superintendent
Brian Johnson (Brian.Johnson@noaa.gov) - Greater Farallones National Marine Sanctuary Deputy Superintendent - Alternate
Paul Michel (Paul.Michel@noaa.gov) - Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary Superintendent
Don Tanner - Member
Don Tanner is a Special Agent for NOAA Fisheries Office of Law Enforcement (OLE), and has worked for OLE for 17 years; he is based in Sacramento. Don was instrumental in negotiating and implementing the first seven Joint Enforcement Agreements between NOAA Fisheries/OLE and the California Department of Fish and Wildlife and until recently has focused primarily on Endangered Species Act violations in the California Central Valley Region. Don's area of responsibly now includes all national marine sanctuaries, ground fish activities and major air/sea ports north of San Louis Obispo to the Oregon border. Prior to coming aboard with NOAA Fisheries, Don served as a Special Agent with the Unites States Customs Service in Southern California and as an Investigative (Surveillance) Specialist for the Federal Bureau of Investigation in Los Angeles. He also served in the United States Army, overseas and stateside, as Military Police Investigator assigned to the Army Criminal Investigation Division.
vacant - Alternate
United States Coast Guard:
CDR Jason Brand (Jason.P.Brand@uscg.mil) - Member
CDR Jason P. Brand assumed his current duties as the Living Marine Resources officer for Coast Guard District Eleven in June 2016. CDR Brand is also responsible for Coast Guard law enforcement operations and policy oversight throughout the region, including counter-drug operations, alien-migrant interdiction, international border engagements, and living marine resources/marine protected species enforcement missions. He represents Coast Guard District Eleven at the Pacific Fisheries Management Council, Pacific States Marine Fisheries Commission, Channel Islands, Greater Farallones, Cordell Bank and Monterey Bay national marine sanctuaries. CDR Brand, originally from Arvin, CA, graduated from the U.S. Coast Guard Academy, New London, CT in 1999 with a B.S. in Leadership and Management. CDR Brand obtained a Master of Marine Affairs degree from the University of Rhode Island in 2012 and a second masters degree from the U.S. Naval War College.
LT Darrina Willis (Darrina.R.Willis@uscg.mil) – Alternate
LT Darrina Willis is a California native, born in Berkeley, CA, working her second active duty tour with the United States Coast Guard. Her previous duty station was in New Orleans, LA where she worked in the Incident Management Division responding to many oil pollution and hazardous materials incidents. Her second tour moved her to Alameda, CA where she has worked as a Law Enforcement Duty Officer, Search and Rescue Controller and Command Duty Officer. Responsibilities included drug operations, alien-migrant interdiction, creating search and rescue response plans and providing oversight of all other missions within the area of responsibility. As of June 2018, she took over as the Maritime Homeland Security mission manager, Assistant Living Marine Resources Officer and the Ports Waterways and Coastal Security officer. She enjoys time in the great California outdoors; hiking, skiing, boating or sightseeing. She is looking forward to working closer with the national marine sanctuary advisory councils.