Reef Check recently hired two new staff members to join our team! Amy is based out of our Los Angeles Headquarters office, while Charleen is in Orange County in Southern California.
Director of Development, Reef Check Foundation
Amy oversees Reef Check’s gifts and membership program. Based in Los Angeles, she has directed institutional advancement programs for the University of California, Santa Barbara; the UCLA Hammer Museum; Johns Hopkins University; Brandeis University and the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. Prior to joining Reef Check, Amy was the first Director of Major and Planned Giving, California, for the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW).
Southern California Volunteer Coordinator, Reef Check California Program
Charleen started volunteering for Reef Check in 2012. She spent most of her childhood on the beach where her love and curiosity of the ocean and its critters continued to grow. Charleen received a Bachelor of Science in Marine Biology and Zoology from Humboldt State University. While at Humboldt, Charleen became an AAUS scientific diver and after graduating, she began working for Catalina Island Marine Institute where she became a NAUI Dive Instructor.