Carolina Castro 

Campaign Media Coordinator

A veteran of Ocean Warriors and Whale Wars, Carolina is a true, committed advocate of Sea Shepherd’s work on ocean and marine wildlife conservation. She took part, first hand, in the organization’s campaign across the Southern Ocean Whale Sanctuary and, most recently, during Operation Milagro, which aims to save the Vaquita porpoise from extinction in the Sea of Cortez. Through filmmaking, Carolina crafts quality content aimed at promoting the organization’s various campaigns. Her work has appeared on leading global news outlets including CNN, CBS’s 60 Minutes, and Televisa.


Helen Normand

Outreach Manager

Joining the Sea Shepherd fleet in 2016, Helen is responsible for the non-profit’s community outreach strategy and implementation. This entails overseeing Sea Shepherd’s North American volunteer chapters including heading up the Onshore Volunteer program. Helen has been passionate about ocean and marine life conservation, and humanitarian efforts for as long as she can remember. Through her travels and volunteering she quickly discovered her need to make a positive change on this planet. She previously worked at an LA-based dog rescue charity.


Charlotte Potter

Merchandise Associate

Charlotte joined the Sea Shepherd staff in 2017 as merchandise associate to oversee and grow the organization’s e-store. A passionate believer in the impact consumers can have on the health of our planet, she is responsible for all aspects of the e-store from customer service, maintenance as well as sourcing of eco-friendly and sustainable products. Prior to Sea Shepherd, Charlotte was involved with multiple non-profits including the Samburu Project and the Surfrider Foundation.


Katie Sherbert

Administrative Associate

Katie has been with Sea Shepherd since 2018 and assists mainly with the organization’s outreach and the development initiatives. Katie’s passion for the environment and wildlife conservation led her to dedicate her time at Colorado College, studying environmental science. While in school, she worked for the Rocky Mountain Field Institute, a Colorado Springs-based non-profit where she discovered her desire to protect and preserve our public lands. She worked hand-in-hand with community volunteers to restore watersheds, create sustainable measures for our wilderness, and promote a long-term solution to our fragile forest ecosystem. 


Michaela Tompkins

Development and Database Manager

Michaela has worked with Sea Shepherd Conservation Society since early 2011. She is responsible for working with all departments within the organization and guiding the long-term development of SSCS, as well as maintaining and managing the organization’s database. Michaela has had a deep passion for marine conservation and humanitarian efforts since a young age and has volunteered on various local projects and with several local non-profits throughout her life. She firmly believes that, “Our past, our present, and whatever remains of our future, absolutely depend on what we do now—” her favorite quote from the esteemed Sylvia Earle. Michaela is also the coordinator of the Sea Shepherd Baltimore-DC Chapter.