Roger KubeExecutive Committee Member
Alex FerronExecutive Committee Chair
Sunshine JohnsonExecutive Committee Member
Ryan VaughnExecutive Committee Member
Dr. Udo WahnExecutive Committee Member
Kelsey PickertExecutive Committee Member
Alexis VasquezExecutive Committee Member
Jeanna VazquezExecutive Committee Member
Lark StarkeyExecutive Committee Member
Aaron TaylorExecutive Committee Member
Scott RidoutExecutive Committee Vice Chair
Roger Kube has a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the University of Colorado – Boulder. A longtime Surfrider Foundation volunteer, he served on the Executive Committee from 2012-2014, acting as Chair in 2013-2014. He has been actively involved in the fight against plastic pollution for nearly ten years, helping to raise awareness and drive policy through advocacy efforts. He helped create Surfrider Foundation’s Ocean Friendly Restaurants Program, which is now a national program. He was part of policy teams to help pass polystyrene bans in San Diego, Solana Beach, and Encinitas, and plastic bag bans in the City of San Diego, Solana Beach, Encinitas, Del Mar, and Oceanside. Roger was also instrumental in helping to pass the California state bag ban through his outreach and advocacy efforts in San Diego. He is a former member of the 5 Gyres Institute’s Board of Directors and a current Policy Advisor for the organization. In 2016, Roger was awarded a San Diego Earthworks E.A.R.T.H. Award, recognizing him as one of San Diego County’s environmental leaders and in 2017, he was awarded a Wavemaker Award by the Surfrider Foundation Board of Directors.
Dr. Udo Wahn
Udo grew up in the small village of Sayville along the shores of the Great South Bay separating Long Island, NY from Fire Island and the Atlantic Ocean. His environmental activism dates to the time of the 1969 Santa Barbara Oil Spill. This horrific event sparked a great movement in environmentalism. He joined Surfrider Foundation in the 80’s. Udo is a retired physician. He penned the Cabo and Coral series of books with aloha for the ocean-minded child. These books are chock full of environmental messages. He is also a supporter of Reef Check Foundation, Heal the Bay, and the Helen Woodward Animal Center.
Alexis has dedicated her life to helping people and the earth. With a background in biochemistry, she has utilized this knowledge as a volunteer with Blue Water Task Force to help improve and maintain water quality in her backyard/favorite place, the beach! After finding joy in the work and the people she worked with on BWTF, she realized she could do more and joined the Executive Committee. Alexis’ passion for the ocean has translated into advocacy for preserving our coastlines and aquatic ecosystems so we can all continue to enjoy the waves and beaches.
Scott was born and raised in San Diego where he developed a love for the city’s beaches. As a lifelong surfer, protecting and enjoying the world’s oceans, waves, and beaches is a mission very close to him. After receiving an MBA from the Thunderbird School of Global Management, Scott joined onto the No Border Sewage committee and was immediately drawn to the mission because he frequents breaks on both sides of the border. In 2017, Scott served led the No Border Sewage committee during the largest sewage spill in Tijuana River Valley history and responded by hiring an environmental lawyer who has filed suit against the federal government. In addition to serving on the Executive Committee, Scott is also a beach cleanup site captain for Ocean Beach.