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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

Rafael Bergstrom - Sustainable Coastlines Executive Director
Rebecca Mattos

Education Director

Rafael Bergstrom - Sustainable Coastlines Executive Director
Rachael Roehl

Operations Manager

Rafael Bergstrom - Sustainable Coastlines Executive Director
Monica McLenigan

COMMUNICATIONS Manager

Rafael Bergstrom - Sustainable Coastlines Executive Director
Marissa Miller

Data Systems Coordinator (Data Ninja)

Rafael Bergstrom - Sustainable Coastlines Executive Director
Hideki Kimukai

Education Specialist, Core Volunteer, Japanese Education Program Lead

Board of Directors

Jack Kittinger
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Chair

Senior Director of the Global Fisheries and Aquaculture Program in Conservation International's Center for Oceansboard

Wesley Wong
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Vice Chair

Owner and Principal at Laulea Engineering, LLC

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Maxx Phillips
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Advisor

Hawaii Director, Center for Biological Diversity

Mark Towill
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Advisor

11th Hour Racing Team & The Ocean Race

Kahi Pacarro
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Advisor

CEO of Parley for the Oceans & SCH Founder

Danya Hakeem
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Advisor

Elemental Excellerator, 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
Caelyn Legere
Aaron "Rosie" Rosenblatt
Roscoe Fowler