COCO Speakers


Milo Cress

Be Straw Free – Making Waves Speaker 2012

Lauren Riegler

Director of Outreach for Ocean First Institute Ocean Ambassadors Speaker

Paddy Ryan

Johnson & Wales University – Making Waves Speaker 2011

Asher Jay

Message in a Bottle Art – Making Waves Presenter 2012

Rachel Bruce

Debate Coach with Denver Urban Debate League Ocean Ambassadors Speaker

Dr. Bill Causey

National Marine Sanctuary, Regional Director of Southeast Atlantic, Gulf of
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Marcus Eriksen

5 Gyres Institute – Making Waves Speaker 2011

Erika “Echo” Bergman

ExplorOcean – Making Waves Speaker 2013

Nicole Lovenduski

Department of Atmospheric and Ocean Sciences – Making Waves 2011

Glen Charnoski

COCO Volunteer and OA 2014 Graduate Ocean Ambassadors Speaker 2014
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David Helvarg

50 Ways to Save the Ocean – Making Waves 2011

Richard Charter

The Ocean Foundation – Making Waves Speaker 2013

John Armor

National Marine Sanctuaries – Making Waves Speaker 2013

Mark Spalding

The Ocean Foundation – Making Waves Speaker 2013

Bonnie Monteleone

Director of Science, Research and Academic Partnerships for Plastic Ocean Project,

Debra Jason

Professional Copywriter and Marketing Coach, Expertise in Social Media and
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Gregory S. Stone PhD

Oceans Conservation International – Making Waves Speaker 2012
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Charlotte Vick

Sylvia Earle Alliance – Making Waves Speaker 2011

Meghan Heaney-Grier

Freedive Champion – Making Waves Speaker 2012

Paul Michel

Superintendent of the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary Blue Drinks

David Guggenheim

Ocean Doctor – Making Waves Speaker 2013 Blue Drinks 2014

Dennis Long

Monterey Bay & Channel Islands Sanctuary Foundation – Making Waves

Margo Pellegrino

Blue Frontier Campaign – Making Waves Speaker 2011

Dr. Wallace J. Nichols

Blue Marbles Project, BLUEMiND – Making Waves Speaker 2012

Vicki Wedell

Chief Policy & Planning at NOAA, Office of National Marine

Mark Stone

California’s 29th Assembly District – Making Waves Speaker 2013
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Dianna Cohen

Plastic Pollution Coalition – Making Waves Speaker 2011

Paul Michael

Monterey Bay Sanctuary – Making Waves Speaker 2011

Jared Polis

U.S. Representative for CO – Making Waves Speaker 2012

Jean-Michel Cousteau

Plant A Fish – Making Waves Speaker 2012

Daniel Basta

National Marine Sanctuaries – Making Waves Speaker 2011, 2012

Fabien Cousteau

Diver, Founder of Plant a Fish – Making Waves Speaker

Synte Peacock

National Center for Atmospheric Research – Making Waves Speaker 2012

Dr. Steve Nerem

Professor of Aerospace Engineering Sciences, Expertise in Rising Sea Levels

Richard Boot – Making Waves Speaker 2012, 2013

Steve Emmett-Maddox

Restore America’s Estuaries – Making Waves Speaker 2011

Stephen Palumbi

Ph.D. from University of Washington in marine ecology Blue Drinks

Alexandra Miller

Denver Divers, Scuba Schools International – Making Waves Speaker 2012
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Caine Delacy

Coral Reef Ecologist – Making Waves Speaker 2011
Louie Psihoyos

Louie Psihoyos

Ocean Preservation Society – Making Waves Speaker 2011, 2012 Blue

Dr. Mikki McComb-Kobza

Executive Director of OceanFirst Institute Ocean Ambassador Speaker 2014

Courtney Mattison

Artist, Ocean Advocate – Making Waves Speaker 2013

Alex Antoniou

Fins Attached: Marine Research and Conservation – Making Waves 2012

Sarah Winter Whelan

Director, Regional Marine Conservation Project Ocean Ambassador Speaker 2014

Captain Alfred McLaren

American Polar Society – Making Waves Speaker 2012

Lonny Haynes

National Association of Underwater Instructors – Making Waves Speaker 2012
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Lesley Smith

CIRES – Making Waves Speaker 2011

Holly Lohuis

Ocean Futures – Making Waves Speaker 2013

Ruby Stocking

Independent International Filmmaker – Making Waves 2013

Andy Schultheiss

Policy and Political Strategist, Former District Director for Congressman Jared
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Alison Gannett

Making Waves Speaker 2011
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Jennifer Pitt

Environmental Defense Fund – Making Waves Speaker 2011
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David Mcguire

Sea Stewards – Making Waves Speaker 2011

Cherlyn Seruto

The Stream Team Ocean Ambassadors Speaker 2014

Roz Savage

Record-setting Ocean Rower – Making Waves Speaker 2011

Sarah Glaser

Fisheries Ecologist, University of Denver Ocean Ambassadors Speaker 2014
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Stephanie Tobor

Green Apple Supply – Making Waves Speaker 2011, 2013
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John Weller

The Last Ocean (film) – Making Waves Speaker 2011 Blue
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Elaine Pease

Author, Even Sharks Need Friends – Making Waves Speaker 2011
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Bill Causey

National Marine Sanctuaries – Making Waves Speaker 2011

Lauren Bond Kovsky

The River’s Path Blue Drinks Speaker 2014
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Matt Lappe

Alliance for Climate Education – Making Waves Speaker 2011

Janice Lopitz

Keep It Clean Partnership – Making Waves Speaker 2011 Ocean

Steve Emmet-Mattox

Senior Director of Strategic Planning and Programs with Restore America’s

Gregg Treinish

Adventures and Scientists for Conservation     Making Waves Speaker

Natalie Jeremijenko

“The artist who talks with Fish” Blue Drinks Speaker 2014

Casson Trenor

Greenpeace USA, Sustainable Sushi – Making Waves Speaker 2012

Alex Earl

Project AWARE Foundation – Making Waves Speaker 2013

Dr. Susan Shaw

Marine & Environmental Research Institute – Making Waves Speaker 2012

Rod Salm

The Nature Conservancy – Making Waves Speaker 2012

Dory Ford

Owner and head chef , CEO of Aqua Terra Culinary

Joanie Kleypas

National Center for Atmospheric Research – Making Waves Speaker 2012
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Daniella Dimitrova Russo

Plastic Pollution Coalition – Making Waves Speaker 2011

Ryan Van Duzer

Travel Journalist, TV Personality, Adventurer and Activist Ocean Ambassador Speaker

Samantha Stevenson

CIRES – Making Waves Speaker 2011

Claudio Garzon

Save Oceans and Seas – Making Waves Speaker 2012, 2013

Richard Theiss

RTSea Media – Making Waves Speaker 2103

Jim Toomey

Sherman’s Lagoon – Making Waves Speaker 2011, 2012, 2013

Dr. Alan Vajda

Professor of CU Denver and Environmental Endocrinologist OA Speaker 2014

Lee Lee

Artist, Ocean Advocate – Making Waves Speaker 2013
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Anna Cummings

5 Gyres Institute – Making Waves Speaker 2011

Steve Weaver

Weaver’s Dive and Travel Center – Making Waves Speaker 2012

Captain Phil Renaud

Khaled bin Sultan Living Oceans Foundation – Making Waves 2013
Sylvia Earle

Dr. Sylvia Earle

Explorer in Residence, National Geographic – Making Waves Speaker 2011

Romain Vakilitabar

Author, Matteo’s Day Off – Making Waves Speaker 2011

Shawn Heinrichs

Blue Sphere Media – Making Waves Speaker 2011, 2012, 2013

Colleen Flanigan

Living Sea Sculpture – Making Waves Speaker 2012

Matt Brookhart

Chief Policy and Planning at NOAA, Office of National Marine

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