About Us

WILDCOAST’s strategic, passionate and relentless ecosystem-based approach to conservation is key to our long-lasting impact and success.


WILDCOAST is an international team that conserves coastal and marine ecosystems and wildlife.


We envision a society in which ecologically sensitive and globally significant coastal and marine ecosystems and wildlife are conserved, restored and sustained for future generations.


Serge Dedina, Ph.D. - Executive Director

Fay Crevoshay - Communications & Policy Director

Zachary Plopper - Conservation Director

Ann Wycoff - Development Director

Clark Labitan - Director of Finance and Administration

Mónica Franco - Associate Director, Mexico

Tannia Frausto Illescas - Climate Change Manager

Yolanda Garces Nicholson - Executive Assistant

Angela Kemsley - Conservation and Communication Manager

Francisco Martínez Vázquez - Wildlands Coordinator

Rebeca Melendez - Coral Reef Coordinator

Efrain Olachea - Legal Coordinator

Celeste Ortega - Marine Conservation Program Coordinator

Omar Perez - Accounting Coordinator

Cory Pukini - California Conservation Manager

Lisa Gilfillan - Ocean Conservation & Education Coordinator

Rosa Osuna - Administrative Manager, Mexico

Jonathan Tarín - Accounting Coordinator, Mexico

Luis Rojas Cruz - Oaxaca Coordinator

Board of Directors

Emily Welborn Guevara

Ben Hopf - CEO/Co-Founder, Atticus, Inc.

Craig Gaunce - CPA, Gaunce & Associates, CPAs APC

Josh Chatten-Brown - Attorney, Chatten-Brown & Carstens

Laura Araujo Moreno - Director of Binational Affairs and Operations

Morgan Justice Black - Community Relations Manager, San Diego Gas & Electric

David Price - Director of Ecommerce PriceSmart Inc.

Doug Sheres - Founder/Managing Member, Paramo Capital Partners

Heidi Dewar - Fisheries Research Biologist, Southwest Fisheries Science Center

Dovi Kacev - Scripps Institution of Oceanography

Advisory Council

Homero Aridjis

Lawrence Herzog, Ph.D.

Ron Forster

Robert Kanter, Ph.D.

Mike McCoy, D.V.M.

Wallace J. Nichols, Ph.D.

Jeff Opdycke

Jess Ponting, Ph.D.

Michael Sutton

Lorraine Yglesias