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President Teresa Espaniola

Teresa Espaniola's love for art and the ocean began when she was a child. At 18, she moved to Hawaii where her lifestyle supported her love of the ocean through surfing, snorkeling, scuba, kayaking, interacting with wild dolphins, sea turtles, whales, rays, octopus and more. As a certified lifeguard, Teresa brought adults and children into the ocean to interact with her 'friends' and to dive for trash along the coastline.
Teresa has a degree in graphic design, has taught art to individuals and at a private school in Hawaii. She owned an Hawaiian barkcloth craft business and sold to shops in Hawaii and New York. In Colorado, Teresa taught arts and crafts to children and adults through public school programs and for young adults with brain and spinal injuries. In California, she worked on environmental art projects with Jefferson IB School, Rancho Santa Fe School, Montessori School, Audubon School, SEA LIFE Aquarium and The Living Coast Discovery Center. At the 5th International Marine Debris Conference in Honolulu 3/2011, she worked with students from Molokai High who presented a workshop about marine debris.
Teresa's volunteer work includes graphic design work for Surfrider's RAP, donated artwork to Surfrider SD, SDCoastkeeper, Algalita Marine Research Institute and The Living Coast Discovery Center.
Teresa's desire is to share her experiences and educate children and adults about the ocean and its inhabitants to promote a turnaround in the current polluted oceanic environment.

Secretary / Treasurer Frederick Zarndt

Frederick Zarndt has worked with historic and contemporary newspaper, journal, magazine, book, and records digitisation since computer speeds, software, technology, storage, and costs first made it practical. He worked with the Library of Congress on its pilot implementation of the NDNP National Digital Newspaper Program (2003), with the University of Utah since the beginning of its newspaper digitisation program (2002), with the New Zealand National Library on its Papers Past and Parliamentary Papers digitisation projects (2006), with Singapore National Library Board on its historic and born digital newspapers conversion projects (2006), with the National Library of Australia and with the State Library of Victoria on the Australian Newspapers Digitisation Program (2008), and with many other institutions both small and large. Frederick has experience in every aspect of digitisation projects including project requirements development, project management, conversion operations (both in-house and outsourced), acceptance testing, and software development for production and delivery of digital data.
Frederick is current chair of the IFLA Newspapers Section (the first non-librarian to serve as chair). He presently works as technical, business development, and sales consultant for Digital Divide Data (since 2008), Content Conversion Specialists (since 2005), and DL Consulting (since 2001). Previously he was President of Planman Consulting North America, a subsidiary company to Planman Technologies. Until 2005 he was Chief Technology Officer and one of the co-founders of iArchives / Footnote. While CTO at iArchives, his engineering team created a custom genealogical records data entry application for, which is today used by over 400,000 "crowdsource" volunteers worldwide.
Frederick has 25+ years experience in software development and is a member of ACM and IEEE and a Certified Software Development Professional (CSDP). He is also a member of ALA, IFLA, and SLA. Frederick has Master's Degrees in Computer Science and Physics.
In 1995 Frederick co-founded A University for Children, a private, 501(c)(3), K-12 school, specializing in individualized curriculum and instruction. He currently serves on the board of Professional Adoption and Community Services, Inc, a 501(c)(3) state of Hawaii licensed child placement agency ( Frederick also works with Digital Divide Data, a 501(c)(3) corporation and an innovative, internationally acclaimed social enterprise, headquartered in New York and with operations in Cambodia, Laos, and Kenya.

Director Kai Kaholokai

Kai Kaholokai was born and raised in Hawaii and has spent his life learning about his native home in the islands and beyond, including all aspects of historical cultural involvement with the surrounding ocean and land.
Kai is currently practicing as a Native Hawaiian Herbalist, and Lomi Lomi Hawaiian Massage Practitioner. He holds degrees and certificates of education in the following areas:
B.A. Degree Anthropology/Sociology-minor/History. Graduated & Apprenticed with Aunty Margaret Machado's School of Hawaiian Lomi Lomi and holds an Hawaii Massage Therapist License. Graduate of Dr. Vasant Lad's Ayurvedic Institute in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Apprenticed with Ayurvedic Doctors Pankaj & Smita Naram in Bombay, India. Completed Herbal courses with Hawaiian Herbalist Papa Henry Auwae's in Hilo, Waimea,and Kohala. Completed Ho'ohalike Ko Kahiko Hou La'au Lapa'au Course with Hawaiian Herbalist Papa Kalua Kaiahua. Trained and certified in American Red Cross 1st Aid and CPR. Established the 501C3 Kai Malino Wellness Center in 1988, which presents Educational Workshops to the public, groups and organizations in and outside of Hawaii.
His experiences include the following: Archaeologist, taro and native herb farmer, spear/net fisherman, bodysurfer and swimming instructor, County LifeGuard, LifeGuard Instructor, Family Genealogist & Researcher, native cultural photographer, lecturer, and instructor in Hawaiian medicinal plants.
Kai has created and markets a line of Hawaiian Herbal products at health food stores, the Waimea Hawaiian Homestead Farmer's Market on the Big Island of Hawaii, as well as selling his products to Hawaiian Medicine Practitioners and individuals.

Director Roberta Dean

Roberta Dean is a co-founder of the MARE Program at UC Berkeley's Lawrence Hall of Science and co-author of MARE's K-8 marine science curriculum (MARE Teachers Guides To Ocean Habitats, grades K-8, in nine volumes: Ponds, Rocky Seashore, Sandy Beach, Wetlands, Kelp Forest, Open Ocean, Islands, Coral Reef, and Polar Seas) and the MARE Teacher's Guide to Marine Science Field Trips-Central California.
Most recently serving as coordinator of the MARE Center at the Birch Aquarium at Scripps, Dean worked to connect the Scripps Institution of Oceanography's research community with local K-8 schools in the San Diego and Southern California region. As the current Ocean Science Specialist for the Rancho Santa Fe School District, Dean works with this K-8 school community to integrate Ocean Literacy Principles into the curriculum year-round.
As a developer and director of past ocean education projects, including Project Ocean and the Sonoma Sea School, Dean has been providing professional development and leadership for teachers in this field for over 30 years. Dean has offered family programs and field courses for teachers in Belize, Central America, and served as an interpretive naturalist in the Bahamas and Mexico.
Formerly a classroom teacher, Dean holds a B.A. in Liberal Arts with a minor in Biology, as well as life credentials in Early Childhood Education, K-12 Education, as a resource specialist, and in both classroom learning and for the severely handicapped. Roberta has had experience in grant writing.

Director Roberta Davis

Roberta Davis was raised in Hawaii and the ocean has always been her passion. She has worked on aquaculture projects that include raising bait fish in an enclosed pond eco-system, and has researched Brine Shrimp in Hawaii. Throughout her life she has studied and practiced reef maintenance in Hawaii and in Fiji, where she currently resides.
In April 2010, after a devastating hurricane struck Taveuni, she applied her newest techniques and further developed her reef gardening skills in the wild, utilizing the natural barren formations with existing cuttings from corals to create new reefs. Her home-grown techniques are also effective in rejuvenating reefs under stress. In addition to replanting areas of existing reef, she has developed a simple course of action to effectively eradicate the overpopulation of deadly Crown of Thorns blooms from further decimating reefs. Presently her reef gardening project in in Vacala Bay is awaiting Government approval to be declared a marine reserve.
Roberta has written articles for Marine and Fishery books and magazines since 2003. She has been a regular contributor of articles for the Hawaii Fishing News since 2005 that promote reef gardening, how to sustain fish populations, and the promotion of releasing endangered and slower growing species of fish.
Education: Degree in Occupational Therapy, specializing in Rehabilitation, Special Education and Counseling.
A Bachelor of Science in Zoology with an emphasis towards Marine Biology and aquaculture.
Certified Diver since 1986
Roberta Davis owns a small resort in Taveuni, Fiji called Makaira Resort overlooking her natural marine lab. Roberta hosts travel groups and teaches her reef gardening techniques to groups at her resort in Taveuni Fiji: (

Director Alicia Glassco
Born and raised in Redlands, CA, Alicia earned her B.A. in Marine Science/Spanish from the University of San Diego in 2004. Her undergraduate research investigated point-source pollution from a fish cannery in pristine Magdalena Bay, Baja California, Mexico. After graduation, she worked as an environmental educator at Camp Fox with the Catalina Island Marine Institute, then as a watershed field scientist for Weston Solutions in Carlsbad, CA. She also spent three summers managing international scientists and students at a remote field station in the Cayos Cochinos Natural Marine Monument, Honduras. During her graduate studies, she completed a summer internship with Reef Check Dominican Republic, where she supported community monitoring of coral reefs and water quality and promoted sustainable fishing practices within a La Caleta National Underwater Park.

In June of 2009, Alicia Glassco joined San Diego Coastkeeper to manage the Marine Debris Campaign and assist with Outreach & Development to support this cause. She manages Coastkeeper's Beach Cleanup Programs, including the Beach Cleanup in a Box and Corporate Cleanup Programs, and acts as a liaison to the Clean Seas, Clean Beach, and Plastic Reduction Coalitions. She also co-coordinates the annual California Coastal Cleanup Day, organizing over 4,000 volunteers at 30 coastal sites throughout San Diego County. Before working for Coastkeeper, Alicia earned her Master's degree from the Bren School at the University of California, Santa Barbara, where she specialized in Coastal Marine and Water Resource Management.

In her spare time, Alicia enjoys laughing with friends, traveling, listening to live music, snowboarding, and breathing underwater.