Founder, Executive Director
Marty created myOCEAN in 1998 after an extended period
of time in the Sacramento area of California and witnessing
the effects of an El Nino winter on the San Francisco
Bay. One of the largest watersheds in California had
dumped thousands of tons of unnatural debris throughout
the Bay and subsequently into the Pacific Ocean, hindering
spawning for an already depleated salmon fishery and
inhibiting restoration projects throughout the region.
As a landscape architect and permanent California resident,
he knew this progression needed drastic change. Thus
began myOCEAN, a network of volunteers with expertise
ranging from farmers to civil engineers and from urbans
planners to marine biologists. Every microsytem within
the watershed has a volunteer specialist capable of
analyzing a problematic situation and providing a solution
to restore it back to a more natural, sustainable state.
Board of Directors
Brad is a native Californian residing in the Bay area
and enjoys the Big Blue when he's not too busy with
his family and his professional endeavors as a Civil
Clint has developed and managed fortune 500 businesses
and has become an avid educational expert traveling
throughout the backcountry of Colorado and California
studying the vast ecosystems.
Jason was born and raised in Ventura and has known the Scarlett family since he was a child. He graduated from Buena HS and Cal Poly Pomona with a degree in Landscape Architecture. Jason has worked for various Landscape Architecture firms in the Ventura area. Jason joined the team at Scarlett’s Landscape, Inc in April 2010 after freelancing for Scarlett’s for years. He’s a Licensed Landscape Architect and takes creative credit for most all of the projects they complete. Jason is married to his college sweetheart Carmel and lives in Ventura with his son Jackson and daughter Olivia.
John James Audubon,
JJ has become an integral part of the myOCEAN team.
His legacy as the founding father of environmentalism
speaks for itself and his lifetime of journies exploring
nature...are what we want to teach our next generation.
Dr Cousteau, aka Mr Deep Blue, brought ocean protection
to the world aboard his vessel the Calypso. One of the
most notable underwater explorers who spent more hours
under the water's surface than above...at least it appeared
John Muir, Naturalist
John went on so many hikes, his trails left behind
created the largest network of systems in the Sierras
and established himself as the savior of such places
as Yosemite Valley and Sequoia National Park...quite
the legacy for simply going out for a walk!!