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Meet The Team


The Surfrider Foundation is a non-profit grassroots organization dedicated to the protection and enjoyment of our world’s oceans, waves and beaches. Founded in 1984 by a handful of visionary surfers in California, the Surfrider Foundation now maintains over 250,000 supporters, activists and members and 100 chapters worldwide.


The Florida Keys Chapter was chartered in August of 2018.


Board Chair
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BWTF Coordinator
Ocean Friendly Gardens Coordinator
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Chair: Whitney Wemett
Based in Islamorada

Vice Chair: Michael Schilling

Based in Tavernier

Secretary: Katie Cleek
Based in Key Largo

Volunteer Coordinator: Carolyn Corley

Based in Key Largo

Events Chair: Kristin Anderson
Based in Key Largo

Member at Large: Shawn Martin
Based in Key West


Blue Water Task Force Coordinator: Emily Becker
Based in Islamorada

Lower Keys Cleanup Coordinator: VACANT

Upper Keys Cleanup Coordinator: Alyssa Panzer

Based in Islamorada

Ocean Friendly Gardens Coordinator: Nikkie Cox
Based in Marathon