Julie Packard is executive director of the acclaimed Monterey Bay Aquarium, which she helped found in the late 1970s as the nation’s first major public aquarium dedicated to interpreting marine life of a single region.
Cynthia Vernon directs the divisions responsible for the aquarium’s core operations and visitor experiences.
Margaret Spring directs the aquarium’s conservation and science efforts involving sea otters, great white sharks abd Pacific bluefin tuna, as well as its respected Seafood Watch program and ocean policy initiatives.
Kyle S. Van Houtan oversees the aquarium’s science and conservation research programs, including those devoted to bluefin tuna, white sharks, sea otters and other species.
Karl Mayer manages stranding response, animal care, release and post-release monitoring of all live-stranded southern sea otters in California for the aquarium’s Sea Otter Program.
Since 1986 Michelle Staedler has devoted her research career at the aquarium to sea otters and the recovery of this threatened species. She works as a sea otter field biologist and sea otter research coordinator, notably in a variety of sea otter behavioral studies.
Sal Jorgensen is a research scientist for the aquarium’s Project White Shark. He oversees basic research on migratory patterns, feeding ecology and habitat use of adult great white sharks at the Farallon Islands, Point Reyes and Ano Nuevo Island.
Jon Hoech oversees all aspects of Monterey Bay Aquarium's husbandry activities.
Paul Clarkson oversees all of Monterey Bay Aquarium's husbandry operations and a team of more than 50 biologists.
Dr. Mike Murray cares for the aquarium's living collection, is a key figure in sea otter recovery efforts from California to the Russian far east, and also engaged in the exhibit and field research activities of the Aquarium's Project White Shark.
Chris DeAngelo manages the aquarium's exhibit Sea Otter Program, responsible for the five southern sea otters that rotate between the exhibit, and the rehabilitation program.
Aimee David directs the ocean conservation policy strategies at the Monterey Bay Aquarium.
Josh Madeira oversees a portfolio of policy issues for Monterey Bay Aquarium that includes federal fisheries, tuna and shark conservation work.
Jennifer Dianto Kemmerly leads Monterey Bay Aquarium’s respected Seafood Watch program, which engages and empowers North American consumers and businesses to support ocean-friendly fisheries.
Ryan Bigelow oversees operations for the Monterey Bay Aquarium Seafood Watch program.
As Executive Chef at the Monterey Bay Aquarium, Matthew Beaudin is responsible for supervising and directing much of its culinary operations – from sourcing to menus to catering for private events.
Rita Bell provides the vision and leadership for the Monterey Bay Aquarium's education programs