Hawaiʻi Region

Staff

Our Staff

Surfrider Foundation is headquartered in San Clemente, California. We have two local staff in Hawaiʻi 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, Hawaiʻi 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 daughters about the ocean, and surfing perfect lefts.

Keili McEvilly, Oʻahu Chapter Coordinator

Keili started her path to sustainability growing up as an eco-conscious surfer in Carlsbad, California. Spending summers with her family on Kauaʻi, she felt called to do work with KUPU, a conservation and sustainability-focused non-profit. It lit a spark in her that led her to pursue environmental research in Hawaii, study abroad in Thailand, and complete a BS degree in biology at Hawaiʻi Pacific University. Finding talent for connecting well with others, Keili found herself working on the Sales and Marketing team for Red Bull, Honolulu. When she isnʻt working you can usually find her surfing, freediving, spearfishing, gardening, hiking, or attempting something new! She is hoping to leverage her love for the ʻāina and background in sustainability to encourage a sense of community throughout SF and help make living a sustainable life more accessible for all!