Simone grew up in Dallas, TX, hundreds of miles away from any coastline, but once she experienced life by the beach, she was hooked in, and felt drawn to helping protect the special gift of the ocean and its shores. Simone became active in Surfrider through beach cleanups and water sampling for the Blue Water Task Force. She loves to paddleboard, hike and travel in her free time. Simone is excited to delve deeper into Surfrider through the EC!