We are a female-founded, multi-generational, small grassroots organization with great impact. We keep our organization small so that funds are directed to implementing programs instead of lofty overhead. With essential support from Earth Island Institute, our experienced Advisory Team, and a very dedicated group of volunteers, we are mighty in the work we accomplish.
Hallie Austen Iglehart, founder
Founder and creator of Beach Cleanup Station concept, Hallie is a grassroots organizer since 1968, teaching workshops at University of California, United Nations Women’s Conference and Graduate Theological Union and is the author of two books on the sacred feminine. She was co-founder and board member of Seaflow (2000-2008), working locally, nationally and internationally to educate people about the dangers of underwater sonars to marine life.
Nicole Cibellis, Executive Director
Born a California native on the beaches of Southern California, Nicole is passionate competitive open water and Masters swimmer. While gaining her degree in Business Administration from the University of San Diego, she fell in love with the Bay Area. In 1996, Nicole followed her dreams of living in Northern California and moved to San Francisco to start her career. She comes to All One Ocean with over 25 years of developing and managing both large and small businesses across the Bay Area, while also being a community leader with a focus on bringing families within the community together. Being out in the open water swimming almost everyday, Nicole is deeply connected to our Ocean and wants to teach our youth how they can make a difference so, that new generations will in turn take care of our Ocean and Earth. Nicole is the mother of two boys - 14 and 7 years old.
Cecilia Ortiz, PROGRAM MANAGER
Cecilia is a Southern California native who moved to the San Francisco Bay Area to pursue her love of the outdoors. Her admiration of the beach began steps from the ocean in her Ventura, CA home, developed through habitat restoration volunteer work at Anacapa Island, and continues to grow in her work with All One Ocean. Cecilia has a Bachelor's Degree in Environmental Studies with an emphasis in sustainability and soical justice. She loves camping along the coast, kayaking in lakes, and hiking through the redwoods. Cecilia adores working with kids and hopes to spread more environmental awareness through education and action.
Rose Chalfin-wakeley, PROGRAM MANAGER
Originally a Boston native, Rose moved to the Bay Area and has fallen in love with the beauty and adventure right at her doorstep. She is passionate about education and believes firmly in the importance of nature and the outdoors as a vital part of childhood and development. Currently in a program to get her teaching degree, Rose has been working in education and childcare for over 10 years. When she isn’t working, Rose enjoys hiking and exploring and taking walks on the beach to find interesting rocks, shells, and seaside creatures. She is fascinated by the ocean and marine creatures (especially jellyfish!) and in recent years has taken up SCUBA diving. Rose is very passionate about the protection of our oceans and marine life and is excited to put her experiences as an educator to use helping All One Ocean educate others on how to love and care for our oceans and beaches.
Our Amazing Interns
Greta Kernodle, OCEAN WARRIORS
Hi I'm Greta! I am a senior at Archie Williams High School and am in my second year of the SEA-DISC academy that focuses on social and environmental issues. I am a part of different clubs including the Surfriders club. I love the environment and think it’s important to do what we can to care for it. My favorite thing about the environment is the ocean and it’s very special that I keep it clean and healthy. I enjoy camping, hiking, working with kids, and surfing! I’m very excited for the opportunity to have hands-on experience in the ocean environment and spreading awareness through education.
LILI CUSICK, OCEAN WARRIORS
Jane ADAMS, Ocean Warriors
Hi, I'm Jane! I'm a senior at Archie Williams High School, as well as a second-year student in Archie's SEA-DISC program. I am co-president of the Surfrider club at our school, where we organize beach cleanups and take part in local ocean action projects. I love learning about our natural world, as well as spending time in it! I enjoy doing things such as exploring new trails and swimming with my dog. I'm looking forward to being a part of All One Ocean!
Collette Treewater , ocean warriors
Hello, My name is Collette Treewater, and I’m a senior at Terra Linda High School. I’m interning at All One Oceans through a program called the Marin School Of Environmental Leadership. This program teaches high school about environmental action and brings a lot of great opportunities, and I’m so happy it brought me here! Outside of school and interning I love playing volleyball and surfing.
Colin Yao, beach cleanup stations/beach cleanups
Colin is a high school student at Lick-Wilmerding High School in San Francisco. He is one of the leaders of the school's Environmental Club and has advocated for environmental justice through leadership, protest, and volunteerism. He is a competitive swimmer and certified SCUBA diver, where he finds a deep connection and passion for our oceans. He looks forward to working as a part of All One Ocean to contribute to an environmental local and global change.
SOPHIE EILERSEN, SOCIAL MEDIA & COMMUNICATIONS
Sophie is a junior at Heritage High in Brentwood. She has always loved the environment, starting young obsessed with the ocean and climbing trees. When she learned of the impending environmental concerns she knew she needed to get more involved, especially within her community. Along with All One Ocean, Sophie is the logistics co-lead of the Bay Area Youth Climate Summit while working on the outreach team for them as well. She loves participating in her community as much as she can so she also is committed to her school’s climate club, Project Climate; which had a successful rally and protest against future oil drilling in her town. Sophie is very enthusiastic about working with All One Ocean and being a part of the team!
TARYN PHAM, SOCIAL MEDIA & COMMUNICATIONS
Taryn is 17 years old and is a senior at Heritage High School. She has a passion for sustainable design and intends on majoring in environmental architecture in college. All One Ocean’s emphasis on educating our youth about doing their part to achieve a sustainable future inspired her to join the team. She mainly creates graphics for AOO’s mailing list and advertising for upcoming events.
All One Ocean Advisory Board
- Patricia Ellsberg is a social change activist, meditation teacher and life coach. She was a co-conspirator with her husband, Daniel Ellsberg, in the release of the Pentagon Papers to the press in 1971.
- Patricia Farrar-Rivas is a founding principal, as well as the CEO and Chief Compliance Officer, of Veris Wealth Partners. Patricia is a principal consultant to the Envestnet Sustainability Platform and a member of the Envestnet Advisory Board. She is also a member of the Standards Council for the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB), a nonprofit that works on developing and disseminating industry-specific sustainability accounting standards for material, nonfinancial (ESG) information. Patricia’s work with community leaders in Central America on economic development and local empowerment led to her work on the social justice and environmental impact of investment policies and decisions.
- Mary Crowley is founder and President of Ocean Voyages Institute and co-founder of Project Kaisei, the Ocean Voyages Institute's oceans clean up initiative.
- Franki Crites, former AOO Project Director, Franki grew up in Iowa, along the Mississippi River. After graduating high school, she moved to California to pursue a degree in biology with an emphasis in ecology and environmental sciences. Although always being concerned and involved with environmental issues, after moving to the Bay she fell in love with the Ocean, surrounding ecosystems, and the community. She is currently pursing her master degree in molecular biology at Dominican University, while also working as the primary lab analyst for the City of Mill Valley. At the City of Mill Valley she treats and analyzes the water that is returned into the Bay to ensure only healthy happy water enters the Bay.
- Bill Ross is an veteran business owner and operator who shares his experience in business strategy, execution, management, operations, technology and digital marketing to help All One Ocean run efficiently and achieve its goals. Bill is an avid catch and release fisherman and is passionate about maintaining the health of our Ocean to ensure the health of our fisheries.
- Gavin Pauley is an advocate of environmental protection. He sees a necessity for humans to make major life-style changes in order to shape a sustainable future. Environmental education of our youth is imperative to see this shift in humanity and the way we interact with the world. Gavin has a range of experiences with environmental education working with an elementary school in Davis and their outdoor education spaces, working with the City of Davis and their coalition of ‘green businesses’, working with the Arboretum and Public Garden and their educational events, working with the Sustainability Education Department for UC Davis Dining Services, and working as the Education and Outreach Director at the UC Davis Campus Center for the Environment … you name it.
- Ramona Mays has been a stranding volunteer at AOO partner, The Marine Mammal Center, since 2009 and is HAZWOPER-trained with OWCN to help rescue marine wildlife in the event of an oil spill. With her husband John, she is co-founder of The Mays Family Foundation, which funds environmental organizations including All One Ocean; Ke Kai Ola, The Marine Mammal Center’s new Monk Seal Hospital in Kona, Hawaii; Sea Shepherd’s anti-whaling work in the Antarctic and Taiji Japan Dolphin slaughter.
- Stuart Moody is President of Green Sangha, a mindfulness-based environmental action group. He directs their Rethinking Plastics campaign.
- Wallace J. Nichols, founder of BlueMind, works with California Academy of Sciences as Research Associate and is a Conservation Science Advisor for ProPeninsula. He is working on an oceans study with Duke University and Blue Ocean Institute.
- Mayumi Oda is an artist/activist and founder of Plutonium Free Future. Her art is exhibited and collected world-wide, including at the Museum of Modern Art in New York. Mayumi is the author-artist of numerous books, including Goddesses, I Opened The Gate Laughing, Happy Veggies and artist for Safe Energy Handbook and Random Kindness and Senseless Acts of Beauty.
- George Orbelian is co-founder of Project Kaisei and Ojingo Labs, a technology company that develops innovative smart phone capabilities for which Project Kaisei received the Google Earth Hero award.
- Chadd “Onohi” Paishon is the Senior Captain of Na Kalai Wa’a, a non-profit education group based in Waimea Hawaii. The group utilizes their voyaging canoe, Makali’i, and their global voyages on such traditional sailing canoes to promote a cultural understanding of our part in caring for the land and sea. Chadd is 1 of 5 men recognized in Hawaii to hold the rank of Pwo, a non-instrument master navigator.
- Rev. M. Kalani Souza is executive director of the Olohana Foundation, a community capacity building nonprofit. As a Hawaiian practitioner and cross-cultural facilitator, he promotes social justice through conflict resolution. He is a storyteller, musician and more
We celebrate our original All one Ocean logo, created by our founder, Hallie Austen Iglehart.