We are a women-run, 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 young boys.
Ashley MacDonald, Program Manager
Ashley comes to All One Ocean with years of experience working on environmental issues from both the non-profit and for-profit sectors. She is a transplant from the East Coast who has always felt a deep connection to the ocean. Now living in Mill Valley with her husband and two daughters, she is a dedicated volunteer serving on her local community Board of Directors, leading committees both there and at her daughter's school. She fills her spare time hiking, playing tennis and trying to get outdoors as much as possible. A strong believer in the cascading leadership model, Ashley is looking forward to expanding the Ocean Warriors program and contributing to All One Ocean in any way she can. Ashley's first job out of college was at Earth Island Institute and she is thrilled to be returning to the organization from the project side after all these years!
CHEYENNE MAIER, Grant Writer
Cheyenne, a native Californian, is a graduate of San Francisco State University with a Bachelor's in English. She handles our blog and performs editing work on the website. She adores marine life and is a fan of sharks ("They're just large, inquisitive fish with lots of teeth! They don't mean to hurt us."). This love of all things that swim in the sea stems from her father who took her to many aquariums and would record his scuba dives for her to see the underwater world. Whether it's stories about mermaids or opinion pieces about shark conservation efforts, Cheyenne is ready to put her love for the Ocean into the written word on our blog.
Our Amazing Interns
Lucia leporte, Ocean Warriors
Lucia, ever since moving to California in her young years, has fostered a curiosity for the large mass of water she would fly over in airplanes and a passion for protecting it. She currently attends Marin School of Environmental Leadership, a magnet school inside Terra Linda High School as a senior. She loves to help educate others and enjoys volunteering as a tutor to fellow high schoolers, as well as elementary students. Currently, Lucia is the Chief Managing Officer of Neat Treats, an all natural dog treat business that promotes the health of animals and pursues environmentally-friendly values. She is eager to embark on a new project that will not only benefit the beautiful ocean, but also spread awareness of the current climate crisis.
ridmi dewage, SOCIAL MEDIA
Ridmi, studied Business Management for her undergraduate in Colombo, Sri Lanka. She is an active cyclist and partner at local bicycle service center - Cyclalogy and a self taught writer and in love with every thing about whales and dolphins. Love for these oceanic mammals left her wanting to dig deep into environment conservation and research to educated herself about these areas & current affairs in the region. For the last 2 years, she has been contributing to two local websites with environmental conservation/ research based articles and is eager pursue more.
Liz Allen, development & curriculum
Liz’s love for the ocean began when she first learned to SCUBA dive at the age of ten. Now a certified professional scientific SCUBA diver, Liz has helped with research in Panama, Puget Sound, California, and the New England coast. She received her Master’s degree in Marine Biology from Northeastern University studying California seagrass beds as a Visiting Scholar at UC Davis. She also spent three months in Antarctica studying fish with Sonoma State University. Liz now works as a freelance science writer and contributor to Forbes Science. She loves using her diverse research background and strengths in writing to communicate complex science to a broad readership, develop grants, and engage communities in citizen science.
Yvonne Vu, Marketing and Development
Yvonne is a rising senior at UC Berkeley and from the Bay Area. She loves to swim and has been swimming competitively from a young age! Her passion for the ocean comes from her love for being in the water as well as her family's trips to the beach. After volunteering in high school for creek clean-ups, she realized that she wanted to learn more about sustaining the environment that we live in. There are still so many beautiful places around the world that she wishes to see, however, she fears they won't last forever. As Yvonne is a strong believer in leading by example and the "power of one" she wants to take the first step. She can't wait to do fulfilling work as an intern to help inspire others to action!
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
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