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Chris Kelley is a 26 year veteran of not for profit organizations having held senior leadership, fundraising and communications roles. Mr. Kelley most recently lead the Marin Art & Garden Center in Ross, CA as its CEO. Prior to this, Mr. Kelley was the CEO and Division President for the National Kidney Foundation based in San Francisco with operations throughout Northern California, Northern Nevada, Oregon, Washington and Alaska. Mr. Kelley was Director of External Relations for San Francisco Maritime Park and prior to this, spent 10 years in New York City in several posts, including Director of Development for Rainforest Alliance, Director of Major Gifts at National Audubon Society, Director of Corporate Gifts at Lighthouse International and Assistant Director, Major Gifts at CARE. In addition, Mr. Kelley founded International Philanthropy Advisors, a strategic management and fundraising consulting organization whose clients included for profit and not for profit companies based in the US and Latin America. Prior to living in New York, Mr. Kelley was the Managing Director and Deputy Director for the American Lung Associaton of Indiana in Indianapolis and the Promotion Coordinator for the Indianapolis Indidans Baseball Club. Mr. Kelley graduated from Purdue University in 1985 with a BA in Public Relations and Management. Mr. Kelley is married with two children and lives in Northern California.
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Amy Dean is the Education Manager for FMSA. She manages the LiMPETS program for the Sanctuary, leads teacher workshops, and develops curriculum for middle and high school students. Amy earned a Masters Degree in Marine Biology from San Francisco State University and has approximately 15 years of experience teaching environmental science to students of all ages.
Dru Devlin is a Research Associate for the Farallones Marine Sanctuary Association. She assists with the management of volunteers, surveys, data and quality control. Ms. Devlin has years experience developing and implementing marine and environmental education programs for adults and children and was the associate director for the Tarlton Institute for Marine Education. She earned both her Master's of Public and Business Administration, and B.A. in Social Ecology from the University of California at Irvine.
Kirsten Lindquist is the Ecosystem Monitoring Manager. She manages Beach Watch, a long-term monitoring program that utilizes the expertise of over 100 citizen scientists to collect data along the coast. Kirsten earned a degree in Environmental Studies and Marine Conservation from Prescott College in 2001. Since then she has worked in the remote field studying seabirds and marine mammals throughout the Pacific, Antarctica, and most notably here throughout the California Current. Kirsten is happily setting down roots here in the bay area which she has called home for ten years.
Abby Nickelsis the LiMPETS Coordinator for FMSA. She teaches middle, high school, college students and local citizen groups how to participate in the LiMPETS program. Abby earned her B.S. in Marine Biology from the University of California Santa Cruz and her M.S. in Marine Resource Management from Oregon State University. Abby has had the opportunity to work on a variety of projects including: Pacific salmon ecology, black abalone monitoring and visitor learning in museums and other informal education institutions. Until recently, Abby was an ORISE fellow in the Office of Wetlands, Oceans and Watersheds with the Environmental Protection Agency in Washington D.C. Abby is happy to be back on west coast working for FMSA where she can combine her love for the ocean and marine sciences with teaching.
Adrian Skaj is a native San Franciscan who graduated from San Francisco State University with a BA in Women's Studies and a Minor in Holistic Health. She is happy to use her administrative skills to support the fine work accomplished here at FMSA where she serves as the Finance Officer and Whale Watch trip coordinator. Adrian is also a Certified Iyengar Yoga teacher and teaches at Iyengar Yoga Institute, YMCA, ClubOne and the USF Koret Center in San Francisco.
Peter Winch is the Visitor Center Naturalist and assists with the running of the visitor center and their educational program. He has a BS in Environmental Science from Plymouth University, England, and has a background as a scientist and as an educator. He has studied seabirds in Alaska, Hawaii, Baja Mexico and Oregon for US Fish and Wildlife and The Island Ecology Group, and worked as a naturalist for Oceanic Society Expeditions on Whale Watching Trips off California for five years. A self confessed ocean addict, Peter surfs and dives, and is excited to be doing outreach and education for such a remarkable marine sanctuary.
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