We Are PangeaSeed.
Founder & Executive Director
Tre’ has travelled throughout Asia documenting some of most remote locations bringing to light never before documented fisheries contributing to the destruction of ocean ecosystems and the often illegal trade of threatened marine life. These experiences coupled with his interest in contemporary art led him to establish PangeaSeed in 2009 to cultivate a new era in marine conservation.
Director of Operations
Akira, originally from Switzerland, holds a BA in Sustainability Studies and a BA in Cultural Anthropology. Her passion for the environment stems from her extensive travels across the globe, and experiencing first hand, man’s impact on the planet. She joined PangeaSeed in 2010, and has been part of the core team ever since. She is committed to leading by example and inspiring others to live more sustainably.
Director of Development
Meg has an eclectic background in fundraising. She has secured scientific grant funding in cancer research within national institutions, a small non-profit serving homeless populations in Detroit, and managed philanthropic relationships with major donors at two Michigan based universities. Meg focuses on identifying and securing funding opportunities for PangeaSeed Foundation, developing those relationships with supportive individuals and organizations, and stewarding them closely.
Director of Education & Outreach
Natalie’s love for the ocean has always been a driving force in her life from her early years growing up in the deserts of New Mexico to her current home in San Diego, California. She holds an MSc in Marine Biodiversity and Conservation from Scripps Institution of Oceanography. Her studies have continued to fuel her passion for marine research along with the communication of science through education, and sharing the magic of the deep blue sea.
Aaron, a New Zealand native, has been part of the PangeaSeed family since the very beginning, and has helped shaping the creative identity and aesthetic of our organization ever since. In collaboration with other artists, he painted the first-ever Sea Wall in Sri Lanka, and laid the foundation of what is today our flagship program. Aaron holds a BFA from Auckland University of Technology.
Lead Graphic Designer
Eric is an artist and designer from Las Vegas, NV. Holding a BFA in Graphic Design and Studio Art from the University of Nevada – Las Vegas, Eric’s multidisciplinary career revolves around commercial graphic design, studio work, and public art. Although landlocked in the desert, he has a lifelong passion and fascination for ocean life and the environment – the driving force as he contributes to the design and visual needs of the organization.
Sea Walls Ground Operations Manager
As Head of Ground Operations, Kai forms an essential part of our Sea Walls: Murals for Oceans field team. He ensures the artists’ safety, and makes sure they have all the tools and equipment they need to paint the most powerful murals possible. A talented artist himself, he has also contributed to various ARTivism initiatives in the United States and Mexico.
Regional Team Members
Regional Project Coordinator, New Zealand
Cinzah has been a supporting artist for PangeaSeed since 2011. He has taken on the role of Project Coordinator in Hawkes Bay, New Zealand, working with the community to help bring Sea Walls: Murals for Oceans into fruition locally. Cinzah is also the founder of AAI (The Alternative Arts Initiative), a creative arts company which acts as an extension of his own art practice to collaborate with like-minded creatives, produce innovative work and events with an arts, culture, and sustainability focus.
Regional Project Coordinator, Australia
Emily Devers is an accomplished multidisciplinary fine artist who develops unique and timeless concepts through her public work, with a dual focus on community engagement and conversation. Emily holds a BFA from Queensland University of Technology, and has participated in many exhibitions, facilitated community workshops, contributed to industry conversations and painted across the globe. Living sustainably through her creative practices, she creates high impact art with low impact materials – generating space in her artworks for pertinent discussions around the future of our planet.
Regional Project Coordinator, Canada
A graduate from the ACAD (1997), Botkin is an artist and community organizer that has been involved in the creation of over 200 murals internationally since 2009, while exhibiting in solo and group exhibitions throughout Canada, the U.S., and Europe. His body of work includes the co-creation of the EN MASSE project in 2009.
Regional Project Coordinator, Latin America
Paty grew up in the picturesque Mexican Caribbean. In her capacity as regional project coordinator, she has been indispensable in the realization of past Sea Walls activations in Mexico. She holds a BA in Fine Art from Universidad de Monterrey and is certified in Cultural Management by Universidad Iberoamericana.
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Want to join our team?
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Board of Directors
Alex is committed to a life inspiring others to create positive change, for themselves and the world around them. She earned her Masters degree in chemical ecology from San Diego State University investigating the effects of anthropogenic pollutants on the chemical communication between organisms. She is a strong proponent of unconventional science communication and extending the broader impacts of science to the general public.
As Founder of The Underswell, a sustainability advisory agency, Derek works with clients, big and small, allowing them to outsource their sustainability strategies and projects and integrate sustainability into their business and lives. The former VP of Sustainability at Volcom, he spent years working in corporate sustainability, change management, sustainability project management and operations in the sports apparel industry. Derek holds a Studio Arts degree and an MBA.
Paul holds a BA in Spanish and a BA in Education from Southeastern Oklahoma State University. Having worked over 17 years in the Secondary Education sector, he has been serving as a Spanish instructor at Whitewright Independent School District for the past 12 years. As a teacher he is passionate about inspiring his students to become responsible world citizens. Paul is an active volunteer for Habitat for Humanity, a passionate ocean conservationist and lover of the outdoors.
Tre’ has travelled throughout Asia documenting some of most remote locations bringing to light never before documented fisheries contributing to the destruction of ocean ecosystems and the often illegal trade of threatened marine life. These experiences coupled with his interest in contemporary art led him to establish PangeaSeed in 2009 to cultivate a new era in marine conservation. Tre’ holds a BA in Mass Communication and a BS in Sociology.
Dr. Austin Gallagher is a renowned biologist and award-winning social entrepreneur and artist. He is the Founder and CEO of Beneath the Waves. In 2016 he was named to the Forbes 30 Under 30 List in Science. He holds a PhD from the University of Miami.
Danni is the host of Xploration Nature Knows Best, which is a STEM educational TV show syndicated nationwide on FOX, HULU and Amazon Prime. A graduate of the University of Miami with a degree in Marine Science & Biology — she is also the co-founder of the Big Blue & You, scuba diver, inspirational speaker, digital influencer, proud curly girl and overall lover of the outdoors.
An internationally acclaimed contemporary artist, Dave Kinsey’s work attempts to capture the universal essence of the human condition mainly through a symbolic portrayal of contemporary life. His fine art has been shown in galleries and museums worldwide.
Dr. David Jacoby is an experienced postdoctoral researcher at the Institute of Zoology in the UK. He is a specialist in shark behavior, animal tracking, social networks and how the behaviour of marine organisms can inform the management and conservation of marine biodiversity.
Elliot O’Donnell (Askew One)
ASKEW ONE is recognized worldwide for his unique approach to graffiti art and remains at the forefront of the international art scene through constantly exploring new and exciting styles in a world of imitators. With over 20 years of experience and the need to reach out to the world from his home land of remote New Zealand, he is a self-taught multi-disciplinary artist.
Ericka Calvert leverages over 20 years of business operations, strategic planning and partner alliance development experience. Having lived in New York, Tokyo and London, she is skilled at building relationships across varying industries, cultures and countries. She holds a BA from the University of Puget Sound in Tacoma, Washington.
Rick MacPherson is a coral reef ecologist, conservationist, and strategist with three decades of experience in helping local coral reef communities solve environmental challenges. With a belief in collaborative, community-driven solutions, Rick has brokered conservation partnerships across governments, corporations, NGOs, private sector, and local communities to arrive at pragmatic solutions to complex environmental problems.
Born and raised in London and Athens (Greece), Dr. Yannis Papastamatiou holds a PhD from the University of Hawaii at Manoa. He specializes on the behavioral and physiological ecology of predators, especially sharks, and has published nearly 50 scientific papers on sharks and fishes.