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About Us

Meet our team, sponsors, and learn a bit about who we are

Sustainable Coastlines Hawai‘i started in 2010 with 8 friends sitting around a table in a small house in Kaimuki.

Inspired by our good friends Sustainable Coastlines in New Zealand, we decided to take keeping our beaches clean into our own hands while making the work fun. What we’ve learned along the way is that cleanups can only do so much. We now utilize our cleanups to inspire better consumer behaviors and continued coastal stewardship through cleanups, education, social media, and more.

We are run by a small full time staff and a large team of dedicated volunteers. Want to get involved in our core team? Show up at our next cleanup, introduce yourselves and show the extra effort. We’re always looking to grow our team.

Our Team

Meet the team that makes this possible

Rafael Bergstrom - Sustainable Coastlines Executive Director
Rafael Bergstrom

Executive Director

Rebecca Mattos - Sustainable Coastlines Education Director
Rebecca Mattos

Education director

Rachel Roehl - Sustainable Coastlines Operations Manager
Rachel Roehl

Operations Manager

Monica Mclenigan - Sustainable Coastlines Media Manager
Monica Mclenigan

Media Manager

Board of Directors

Jack Kittinger - Chair

Senior Director of the Global Fisheries and Aquaculture Program in Conservation International’s Center for OceansBoard

Wesley Wong  - Vice Chair

Owner & Principal at Laulea Engineering, LLC

Michelle Mak - Treasurer

Hawaii National Bank, AVP & Credit Officer

MAXX PHILLIPS - Advisor

Hawaii Director, Center for Biological Diversity

MARK TOWILL - Advisor

11th Hour Racing Team & The Ocean Race

Kahi Pacarro - Advisor

CEO of Parley for the Oceans Hawaii & SCH Founder

Danya Hakeem - Advisor

Elemental Excelerator, Director of Innovation, Agriculture & Circular Economy

Mahalo to our Outgoing Board Chair, Justin Prestidge, for his dedicated service!

Co-Founders

LOUISE PACARRO
JESS ROHR
LIANA HO
Tristan Cummins
ROSCOE FOWLER
AARON ROSENBLATT
CAELYN LEGERE