Hawaii Region


Our Staff

Surfrider Foundation is headquartered in San Clemente, California. We have two local staff in Hawaii working on a full-time basis to further the Surfrider mission and help support our chapter programs and campaigns. Below is a little bit about them, the committees that they serve on, and their contact information.

Lauren Blickley, Hawaii Regional Manager

As the Regional Manager, Lauren works to support Hawaii’s four chapters . Each chapter prioritizes the programs and campaigns most important to their local beaches and communities, and Lauren provides the resources and guidance they need to further the Surfrider Foundation’s mission and achieve coastal victories. Lauren first got involved with Surfrider Foundation as marine science major in college. Inspired by her volunteer experience with Surfrider Foundation, Lauren completed her Master’s degree in Environmental Science and Management at the University of California, Santa Barbara. She spent time focused on coastal restoration activities and science communication. Before becoming the Hawaii Regional Manager, Lauren was a long time volunteer with the Maui Chapter, serving as Chair, Secretary, and the Rise Above Plastics Committee Chair. She is passionate about tackling plastic pollution, teaching her daughter about the ocean, and surfing perfect lefts.

Doorae Shin, Oahu Chapter Coordinator

Doorae Shin is the Surfrider Foundation Oahu Chapter Coordinator, managing the activities, campaigns and volunteers of the Oahu Chapter. Previously, Doorae worked as the Plastic Free Hawaii Program Manager for Kokua Hawaii Foundation. As an undergraduate student, she served as the first ever Student Sustainability Coordinator for the UH Office of Sustainability and also acted as President of the SustainableUH and Surfrider UH Manoa Clubs.