Our Team


Patti Diaz

Patti black top squarePatti is the Co-Founder and Executive Director of H2O Trash Patrol. She is a marine biologist and environmental conservationist with over 12 years of experience. She taught environmental education as a program coordinator at the Ocean Institute in Dana Point CA as well as worked on an ocean geology research team at the University of California Santa Barbara. She is a TEDx speaker alumni who shares her passion for clean waterways by speaking at events and schools, raising awareness of the challenges facing our oceans. She also work as an environmental consultant for businesses and cities, teaching environmental education. Topics include recycling, zero waste, storm water pollution prevention, and garden science.
E: patti@h2otrashpatrol.org        T: (760)468-3731

Lorenzo Diaz

Screen Shot 2015-09-15 at 11.29.58 AMLorenzo is the Co-Founder of H2O Trash Patrol. He is an avid lifelong surfer and ocean lover; however he is not currently active with the organization.

Board of Directors

  • President, Stephanie Stock, CEO, Cedros Soles & His, Former Rep at Reef
  • Patricia Diaz, Co-Founder, Executive Director, Aquatic Biologist and Environmental Education Instructor
  • Kathy Hacker, Environmental Programs Consultant, Environmental Engineer
  • Elizabeth Pryor, Account Manager
  • Season Kepfer, General Manager & Consultant, SK Consulting
  • James Hedgecock, owner of Bounce SUP, (board seat pending)

H2O Crew

Lori Walsh, Assistant Executive Director
E: lori@h2otrashpatrol.org

Matt Minkalis, Water Safety Crew, Corporate Events
E: matt@h2otrashpatrol.org

Doug Peterson, Water Safety Crew

Pablo Perez, Water Safety Crew

Susan Freed, Water Safety Crew

Kelsey Hausmann, Water Safety Crew

Nolan Estremo, Water Safety Crew

Jonah Wright, Honorary Crew

Becky Whiteley, Honorary Crew

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