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Rebecca Detrich, Education
Richard Ogg, Fishing
Council Non-governmental Seats - Members
Community-at-Large - Marin County:
Frank Borodic (email@example.com) lives in Olema, California, where he and his wife Karen own and operate the Inn at Roundstone Farm. A retired Clinical Laboratory Scientist, he has a Master of Science in Clinical Science and Master of Business Administration in Health Services Management. Frank currently serves as a director of the West Marin Chamber of Commerce, Marin Economic Forum, and Marin Convention and Visitor Bureau. An avid outdoorsman, he enjoys hiking, fishing, and hunting wherever and whenever possible.
Community-at-Large - Marin County:
Rob Taboada (firstname.lastname@example.org) - is originally an East Coaster, but has lived with his family in southern Marin County for the last 15 years. Rob is a land use and environmental attorney. He does his most important work outside, however, during time spent with his children in the ocean and on Mount Tam. Rob is committed to helping to find sustainable ways for Californians to continue to live alongside wild habitat.
Community-at-Large - Sonoma County:
Tom Anderson (email@example.com) 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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) 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 (email@example.com) 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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) 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.
Irma Cuevas (Irma.Cuevas@sonoma-county.org) professional goals include elevating community engagement, increasing awareness on how to protect our ecosystems, perpetuating sustainability and programming at Regional Parks to increase equity and inclusivity with historically underserved communities. Since 2003, Irma has shared her talents with Sonoma County Regional Parks in a variety of essential help roles including: Park Aide, Park Ranger Assistant, Environmental Educator, and as Community Engagement Coordinator. She has a deep knowledge of the park system and our local landscapes that she passionately shares with park visitors and the community. Her work experience also includes working as a consultant for Pepperwood Preserve and Goldridge Conservation District, and as an intern for the Presidio of San Francisco. As a life-long learner committed to her education, she proudly holds a MA degree from Sonoma State University in Anthropology/Cultural Resource Management.
Rebecca "Bec" Detrich (email@example.com) is a leader in the field of Environmental Education and is dedicated to connecting kids to the natural world and promoting responsible actions to sustain it. She is currently the Executive Director of Trips for Kids Marin. Prior to that, she was the Director of Education at Westminster Woods outdoor school, 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 has worked closely with the Lawrence Hall of Science BEETLES program, the Sonoma Environmental Education Collaborative, and was named a Grosvenor Teacher Fellow by National Geographic and Lindblad Expeditions. She is currently earning an MBA from Sonoma State University.
Richard Ogg (firstname.lastname@example.org) is an electrician by trade, and retired from Sonoma State University after 30+ years. He has been a commercial fisherman for the last 20 years and currently owner and Captain of the F/V Karen Jeanne. He's actively involved politically to support and maintain a healthy environment and thriving fisheries. An avid sportsman all his life, Richard has fished and dove along the Sonoma County coast for over 50 years. He currently serves on the Dungeness Crab Gear Working Group, Dungeness Crab Taskforce, California Salmon Council, the Spud Point Advisory Board, and is the Vice President of the Bodega Bay Fisherman's Marketing Association. Richard has been a resident of Sonoma County for 59 years and resides in Bodega Bay, California, with his wife Laurie and his two dogs Nessa and Buster.
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.
Jeffrey Dorman (email@example.com) is the Executive Director of Farallon Institute, a scientific non-profit dedicated to oceanographic research to inform ocean policy and management for healthy and sustainable ocean ecosystems. Jeff received a Master’s Degree from San Francisco State University (SFSU) (2002) and a Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley (UCB) (2010) where he conducted research on the impact of climate change on krill in the California Current. His research continues to focus on krill and other common prey of the U.S. West Coast and understanding what drives their productivity and spatial distributions. Jeff is currently in charge of Farallon Institute’s acoustic program, discerning prey biomass and distributions from acoustic shipboard surveys throughout California. Jeff has extensive teaching experience at Sea Education Association, SFSU, and UCB and is passionate about connecting science to resource management decisions and policy-making so that we continue to have healthy ocean ecosystems that are managed in sustainable ways.
Chrissy Piotrowski (firstname.lastname@example.org) - is the Collections Manager of Invertebrate Zoology at the California Academy of Sciences, where she manages identification, curation, and access for the Academy’s extensive Invertebrate Research Collections, a physical and virtual resource used globally by scientists to explore diverse and pressing avenues of marine research. The Academy maintains extensive specimen collections which document Cordell Bank marine fauna over historical and modern time scales and permit study of changes in its species composition. In her 20 years with the Academy, Chrissy has contributed to marine biodiversity knowledge through efforts to mobilize the Academy’s marine biodiversity data, paired with targeted field research in temperate eastern Pacific and tropical coral reef marine ecosystems including field surveys in San Francisco Bay, coastal California, Oregon, Washington, British Columbia, the Mediterranean, the Philippines, Palau, Palmyra, and Myanmar. She received a B.S. in Zoology from University of Florida (1990) and an M.S. in Ecology and Systematic Biology from San Francisco State University (2007). Her research focuses on cryptic marine bristle worms with broader interests in marine invertebrate biodiversity.
Council Governmental Seats:
(nonvoting, except may cast ballots in officer elections)
National Marine Sanctuary Superintendents:
Maria Brown (Maria.Brown@noaa.gov) - Greater Farallones National Marine Sanctuary Superintendent
Maria has been on the Advisory Council since 2003.
Brian Johnson (Brian.Johnson@noaa.gov) - Greater Farallones National Marine Sanctuary Deputy Superintendent - Alternate
Brian has been on the Advisory Council since 2005.
Kevin Grant (Kevin.Grant@noaa.gov) - Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary Superintendent (Acting)
Kevin has been on the Advisory Council since 2020.
Special Agent Rad Dew (Radford.Dew@noaa.gov) - Member
Radford Dew is a special agent with the NOAA Fisheries Office of Law Enforcement, in Santa Rosa. Prior to his career as a federal law enforcement officer, he served as a commissioned officer in the United States Coast Guard (USCG), serving in afloat and shore side positions in Hawaii and Alaska. He began his federal law enforcement career many years ago as a seasonal law enforcement park ranger for the National Park Service (NPS). He then worked as an officer for the NPS and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, then as a NOAA Fisheries special agent in Alaska. After spending a 3-year stint as an instructor at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center, Radford returned to NOAA. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Southwestern Oklahoma State University with a major in Biological Sciences and a minor in History. Radford was born and raised on the red dirt plains of Oklahoma, but fell in love with the ocean while serving in the USCG.
LT Kynan Barrios (Kynan.Barrios@noaa.gov) - Alternate
Lieutenant Kynan Barrios works out of the NOAA Fisheries Office of Law Enforcement in Santa Rosa as a Supervisory Enforcement Officer covering the state of California. Kynan recently joined the West Coast Division following a 19 year law enforcement career with the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), most recently as the Special Agent-in-Charge of California. Prior to working for BLM, Kynan served as a Border Patrol Agent, a Federal Air Marshal, and served in the U.S. Navy. Kynan grew up in Humboldt County and attended San Francisco State University where he earned his bachelor's degree in International Relations.
United States Coast Guard:
LCDR Lee Crusius (Lee.K.Crusius@uscg.mil) - Member
LCDR Lee Crusius assumed his current duties as the Living Marine Resources Officer for the Coast Guard District 11 in June 2019. In addition to representing the Coast Guard at the Cordell Bank National Marine Sanctuary Advisory Council, he also represents Coast Guard District 11 at the Pacific Fisheries Management Council, Pacific States Marine Fisheries Commission, as well as the advisory councils for Channel Islands, Greater Farallones, and Monterey Bay national marine sanctuaries. LCDR Crusius is also responsible for Coast Guard law enforcement operations and policy oversight throughout the California region including living marine resources/marine protected species enforcement, international border engagements, counter-drug operations, and alien-migrant interdiction missions. LCDR Crusius graduated from the U.S. Coast Guard Academy in 2007 with a B.S. in Marine and Environmental Science, a track focus in chemistry and physical oceanography. He is a recent graduate of the University of North Carolina Wilmington obtaining a Master of Science in Coastal and Ocean Policy. He is a native of Hackensack, New Jersey.
LTJG Christopher Bell (Christopher.J.Bell@uscg.mil) - Alternate
LTJG Chris Bell is a member of the Coast Guard’s Eleventh District, and works within the Domestic Operations division of the District’s Response Enforcement department. In addition to serving as the Coast Guard alternate representative at the Cordell Bank National Marine Sanctuary Council, he also serves as the Coast Guard alternate representative on the advisory councils for Channel Islands, Greater Farallones, and Monterey Bay national marine sanctuaries. LTJG Bell also works as a Law Enforcement Duty Officer, overseeing operational units conducting primarily counter-drug, alien-migrant interdiction, and living marine resources operations in the Eastern Pacific and coastal California regions. LTJG Bell graduated from the U.S. Coast Guard Academy in 2017, earning a B.S. in Management. He previously was stationed in Virginia Beach, Virginia and is a native of Raleigh, North Carolina.