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

Paloma Aguirre - Coastal and Marine Director

Clark Labitan - Director of Finance and Administration

Mónica Franco - Associate Director, Mexico

Gabriela Ang Montes de Oca - Oaxaca Manager

Tannia Frausto Illescas - Climate Change Manager

Yolanda Garces Nicholson - Executive Assistant

Angela Kemsley - Conservation Development 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

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

Bernardo Diaz - President, Redstone Capital

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

Doug Sheres - Founder/Managing Member, Paramo Capital Partners

Nikos Zoggas - Organizational Development Consultant, Ocean Advocate

Ann Wycoff - Media and Entertainment Writer, Editor and Producer

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