Volunteering for Reef Renewal USA is a wonderful way for divers and non-divers alike to give back to the underwater world of the Keys. There are opportunities for groups, individuals, and students to contribute to our work in meaningful ways.
Reef Renewal is an organization that recognizes the powerful impact our community can make when we take action.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
From a young age, Gabrielle has had a passion for conserving wildlife. She’s dived in different corners of the world learning about and conserving tropical marine ecosystems. Her dedication to educate others on how they can make a difference and be involved is why she is the perfect leader in developing our volunteer diver training program.
Meagan has been diving since she was thirteen and has always known the importance of the reef system. Her varied background in marine science gives her a broad understanding of caring for marine animals. She has been responsible for maintaining our Looe Key nursery, and guiding volunteers since the infancy of Reef Renewal. Without her no-nonsense approach, our field work wouldn’t be half as effective.
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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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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.
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