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When you donate to Reef Renewal USA, you are directly funding our reef restoration efforts. Your donation ensures the sustainability and growth of our programs.
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When you give to Reef Renewal USA, we are able to keep producing and maintaining corals in our innovative nurseries. We strive to make your gift work as hard as we do — cleaning trees, out-planting corals, and monitoring thickets. Your support makes it possible for all of us to continue actively restoring our coral reefs — helping restore coral reef ecosystems, advocating for marine wildlife, and being an integral part of preserving these aquatic treasures for future generations.

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Meg Kiley

Digital Media Manager

Meg has a diverse background, but has always had a focus on environment and sustainability. When she isn’t communicating the important work of Reef Renewal USA, she practices underwater photography as an expression of her love for the coral reef and its inhabitants.

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Craig Watson

Board Member – Technical Advisor

Craig is the brains behind our work, making sure our methods remain scientifically sound. He started in aquaculture in 1974, and his long journey in the laboratory makes him the leading expert we need on our team. Read his full bio here.

To reach Craig, please visit our contact us page.

Don't forget to enter!

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enter to win a trip for two
on a Virgin Voyages Cruise!

STARTING EARTH DAY – FRIDAY, APRIL 22
PURCHASE ANY STREAM2SEA REEF-SAFE MINERAL SUNSCREEN*
AND $1 WILL BE DONATED TO REEF RENEWAL USA
TO HELP US REACH OUR GOAL
TO PLANT 10,000 CORALS BY JULY 31, 2022.
*Excluding Stream2Sea 1 oz. Travel Size Sunscreens

Mike Echevarria |President, Reef Renewal USA

Michael J. Echevarria

Board Member – President

Mike helped form Reef Renewal USA, Inc, in 2019 to carry on efforts to help grow and plant corals faster, better and less expensively by using innovative nursery and out-planting techniques. His invaluable background in business, diving and coral propagation makes him perfectly suited to lead Reef Renewal USA.

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Bob Whitmore

BOB WHITMORE

Board Member – Engagement

Bob has years of experience in marketing. Having pitched a no hitter in his sports career, he’s switched his attention to the corals of the Keys. There’s no one more passionate than Bob to tell the story of how important and urgent our work is.

To reach Bob, please visit our contact us page.

Tom Myers

Tom Myers, Ph.D.

Board Member – Secretary

Tom’s appreciation for diving and the health of the reef, together with his wealth of experience as a professor of business management and psychology, combine for the perfect fit in our team. His work applies a strength-based approach to training and sharing knowledge for both the local and broader community of coral stewards.

To reach Tom, please visit our contact us page.

Ken Nedimyer

Ken Nedimyer

Board Member – Technical Director

Ken is known throughout the world of coral restoration for spearheading new techniques. More than 20 years ago, he was one of the first to develop propagation techniques for growing and planting corals in the wild. He brings his incomparable expertise to Reef Renewal and continues on a quest of revision to improve existing methods of rearing and outplanting coral.

To reach Ken, please visit our contact us page.

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MIKE BLOUNT

Board Member – Treasurer

Mike comes to coral from the office – moving on from his role as a respected Partner at Ernst and Young. His extensive business and accounting expertise makes Reef Renewal USA a more effective organization – ensuring financial contributions become many, many new corals. Click here for full bio.

To reach Mike, please visit our contact us page.

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ADAM PRIDA

Accounting and Bookkeeping

The corals don’t spend much time on their finances, but thankfully Adam has them covered. He channels his appreciation for our Florida Reef tract into his impeccable bookkeeping.

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BEN DAUGHTRY

Board Member – Field Work and Operations

Ben makes sure our hands-on work both above and under the water is in order, while running his business, our partner, Aquarium Encounters. He has an extensive knowledge of the ecosystem we are working to renew.

To reach Ben, please visit our contact us page.

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MEAGAN MURRAY

Field Work and Volunteer Coordination

Meagan is from Florida and has always known the importance of its reef system. She starting maintaining our nurseries, and guiding our volunteers in the infancy of Reef Renewal. Without her no-nonsense approach, our field work wouldn’t be half as effective.

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GABRIELLE ROSENBACHER

Field Work and Volunteer Training

Gabrielle knew from early in her life that the coral reef needs to be protected. She studied marine biology and dived in different corners of the world working to protect and regrow the corals. She is an excellent leader and therefore the perfect fit to develop our volunteer training program.

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JIM BRITTSAN

Field Work and Diadema Program Development

After his marine science studies, Jim sought out ambitious collaborations with like-minded coral renewal practitioners, and naturally found a place with Reef Renewal. His dedication to reef renewal work, and the innovation required to improve such a complex habitat, is inspiring. His work is especially focused on diadema and their potential to renew the coral’s habitat.

BILL CASALE

Business Development

Bill is a quick witted business strategist, working with Reef Renewal to improve its operational structure. He’s ensuring that we bring our vision for the reef to fruition, without sacrificing fun in the process.

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SHERRI SUTTON

Leadership Development and Planning

Sherri leads us to positivity by example. She encourages the team to exploit our strengths and stay focused on our mission. Her ability to inspire and motivate is unparalleled in the coral world.

We are

Are you?

enter to win a trip for two
on a Virgin Voyages Cruise!

STARTING EARTH DAY – FRIDAY, APRIL 22
PURCHASE ANY STREAM2SEA REEF-SAFE MINERAL SUNSCREEN*
AND $1 WILL BE DONATED TO REEF RENEWAL USA
TO HELP US REACH OUR GOAL
TO PLANT 10,000 CORALS BY JULY 31, 2022.
*Excluding Stream2Sea 1 oz. Travel Size Sunscreens