Alex FerronExecutive Committee Chair
Scott RidoutExecutive Committee Vice Chair
Sunshine JohnsonExecutive Committee Member
Jim RoyerExecutive 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 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.
Jim grew up waterskiing on the Chesapeake bay and boogie boarding in Ocean City, Maryland. After getting pushed into waves in Waikiki at the age of 8, he made it a priority to live where he could surf. Finally moving to San Diego 25 years later, Jim jumped at the chance to join as a Surfrider Core Volunteer. He became active through the Ocean Friendly Restaurants program and advocated for single-use plastic reduction. Jim is also an avid SCUBA diver and is passionate about preventing plastic pollution from harming his fish friends. His background is in materials engineering and currently is a scientist for a technology startup company.
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.