TEAM

Charlie Croughwell

President / Board Member

Mr. Croughwell is a 33-year veteran of the film industry and home owner on the island of Ambergris Caye, Belize. With his father, a competitive sailor, Charlie grew up in and on the water.  He's seen the plastic pollution in our oceans only get worse and wants to be part of the solution, not the problem.

EJ Foerster

Executive Director / Board Member

Mr. Foerster is a career director, producer, skier, surfer and conservancy advocate.  EJ endeavors to help grow EOF into a viable and sustainable results-based entity; a model for ocean plastics mitigation and repurposing, spanning the globe.  He believes the mission to ensure the health of the oceans is crucial for the future of mankind.

Vivian Yu

Managing Director, Belize (NGO) / Board Member

A native of the San Francisco Bay Area, Ms. Yu makes Ambergris Caye, Belize her home, where she owns and operates the beach front Azul Resort. Vivian is a diving addict, steward of the marine environment and caregiver to the resort’s 10 rescued animals. Her goal is to educate the people of Belize on how detrimental plastics are to both their livelihood and the marine life.

Mark Kubr

Director of Public & Corporate Relations / Board Member

Mark Kubr's career has taken him around the world, whether modeling for Gucci, doing stunts as Mickey Rourke's stunt double, or acting in recent films such as Ironman 3.  His passion for surfing has kept him near the ocean.  "In my life, I've seen the health of the world's oceans decline and I understand the stewardship of humanity and earth are inseparable. Water makes up 60% of our bodies.  It covers 72% of our planet.  It needs 100% of our attention.  Earth's Oceans is an active solution to the problem."

Dirk Rozich

Creative Director

Mr. Rozich is a multidisciplinary graphic designer/illustrator that is just as comfortable with a paint brush in-hand as sitting behind a keyboard pixel plotting. As a member of the foundation, Dirk looks forward to maintaining the integrity of the EO brand, culture and life style worldwide.  He is eager to do his part in the revolution that is restoring the health of our oceans.

Bill Croughwell

Director of Research & Development

With engineering degrees from both the University of Connecticut and North Carolina State University, Bill has over 20 years in management roles developing industrial and consumer systems/products.  An avid sailor, Bill understands the expanding epidemic of waterborne plastics and is completely devoted to creating new uses and processing techniques for up-cycled plastics.  

Advisors

Bill Meistrell

  • Co-Owner and Vice President of Body Glove International
  • Board member of Dive N Surf, Inc.
  • Inventor of 10+ patents
  • Ocean advocate

Jenna Meistrell

  • Managing Director at Body Glove International
  • SAG-AFTRA member since 2009
  • PADI Dive Master & Instructor
  • Ocean advocate

Dan McInerny

  • Earth's Oceans Board Member
  • Founding partner of OluKai, LLC.
  • Serves as Executive Director of the Ama OluKai Foundation
  • Board member at SIMA
  • Original member of Quiksilver

Jeff Wilson

  • Earth's Oceans Board Member
  • Founded and managed Quiksilver Travel
  • VP - Sustainability, Quiksilver Inc.
  • Board Member, Quiksilver Foundation
  • Board Member, SIMA Humanitarian Fund

Mark Christy

  • President of Hobie Sports
  • Principal of The Ranch at Laguna Beach
  • Lifetime environmentalist and ocean advocate
  • Founding board member of Laguna Canyon Conservancy
Body Glove
High Society
Quiksilver
The Ranch at Laguna Beach
Hobie
Oceans Futures Society
Olukai
ECO-Warrior