Education & Outreach
Kat has a BA in environmental studies and has been focusing her work on understanding plastics and waste management for 10+ years. She is an avid water woman and advocate for regenerative design/systems thinking.
Heather has done environmental work on the ocean and waterways for over 18 years. She loves ocean swimming, snorkeling, and scuba diving. Heather lives in Koloa, and is passionate about preserving Kauai’s beautiful coastal waters and keeping our beaches clean for all to enjoy.
Ocean Friendly Restaurant Coordinator
Ruta retired to Kauai from coastal Maine, where she helped start "Plastic Free Lubec." She currently actualizes her passion for a plastic-free world through the Kauai chapter of Surfrider Foundation's Ocean Friendly Restaurants and Zero Waste Kauai.
Treasurer, Co-Coordinator of Beach Cleanup and Net Patrol
Scott enjoys protecting sea life, and has a goal to see Kauai's beaches and coastline look pristine. He moved from Kansas City Missouri to Kauai Hawaii in 2012. He has worked in the Travel Industry since 1989 and has the privilege to travel to the Hawaiian Island several times, and has decided to make Kauai his current home. He's a sports enthusiasts, and enjoys hiking, biking and traveling.
Chair, Ocean Friendly Gardens Coordinator
Cynthia does high tech work remotely to enable her to live on Kauai, supporting her passion for the ocean. When not on the computer she enjoys swimming out beyond the breakers and gardening, which really translates as weeding.
Secretary, Legislative Coordinator, Rise Against Plastics, Styrofoam Free Kaua'i
Gordon was a founding member of the national Surfrider Foundation and has been active in the organization for its 26 year history. He was the architect and organizer of the chapter network, as well as the Blue Water Task Force and most of the current programs that are still going today. He lives in west Kauai with his wife Diana LaBedz who has also been a Surfrider Foundation leader for over a dozen years.
45 year veteran surfer and diver; 40 year resident of Kauai; custom home builder, Emphasis on sustainability. "We as a species naturally protect what we love; now more than ever we require a critical mass of humans who truly love the ocean."