Donor Relations Associate
Caroline joined the staff of Sea Shepherd as the Donor Relations Associate in January 2017. She is responsible for maintaining relationships with mid-level donors and supporting the activities of the development and major gifts department. She also assists with coordinating fundraising events and writing grants.
Growing up on the coast of San Diego, Caroline has always had a great love for our oceans and all animals. At a young age, she discovered her passion for animal rights, conservation, and humanitarian work. After learning about the unique and critical direct-action service that Sea Shepherd does, Caroline was inspired to join the movement.
Prior to joining Sea Shepherd, Caroline worked with a variety of nonprofits, and previously held positions at Make-A-Wish, Heart of Los Angeles, and Jumpstart. She is thrilled to be a part of such an important organization and to be a member of the animal rights and conservation communities.
Helen Normand joined the staff of Sea Shepherd as the Outreach Coordinator in October 2016. She is responsible for running the North American chapters, helping them with their fundraising, education, and outreach. She is also in charge of the Onshore Volunteer program.
Helen has been passionate about conservation and humanitarian efforts from a very young age. Through her travels and volunteering she quickly discovered her need to make a positive change on this planet. After working for a dog rescue in Los Angeles for a few years, she came across Sea Shepherd through some local friends and Sea Shepherd volunteers, and was given the opportunity to take on the role of Outreach Coordinator.
Working with Sea Shepherd volunteers on a daily basis constantly proves the incredible passion and dedication people have towards the Oceans, marine wildlife, and this planet as a whole. She considers herself lucky to be working for this incredible organization and looks forward to being a part of this movement for many years to come.
Charlotte joined the Sea Shepherd staff in 2017 as Merchandise Associate to oversee the development of the online shop to support e-store. She is responsible for all aspects of the store ranging from customer service and store maintenance, to the sourcing of new eco-friendly products that will carry Sea Shepherd’s branding and spread awareness of its mission.
A passionate believer in the impact consumers can have on the health of our planet by small daily decisions, Charlotte loves having the opportunity to provide those sustainable options to Sea Shepherd’s supporters. Prior to this position, Charlotte interned for the non-profit The Samburu Project and volunteered for the Surfrider Foundation West LA/Malibu Chapter.
Executive Assistant to Captain Paul Watson
Omar was previously the Global Chief Technical Director and Chief Information Officer for 10 years for Sea Shepherd world-wide but is now Captain Paul Watson’s trusted Executive Personal Assistant. Omar’s extensive business experience, entertainment experience and information technology experience with cyber security makes him the perfect, “fixer” and “problem solver”. Omar travels and works with Captain Paul Watson extensively. Omar brings forward thinking, analytical, creative and innovative resolutions to complex problems which remain commercially focused whilst adhering to conservation principles in a demanding environment. From time to time he also does VIP liaison and gives speeches and talks about Sea Shepherd. Omar considers his Sea Shepherd role to be by far his most satisfying ever and despite his other responsibilities, he puts his Sea Shepherd work first and foremost.
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 is currently one of the Sea Shepherd Baltimore/DC Chapter Co-Coordinators.
Although she has a love for the administrative and database aspects of her job, Michaela’s favorite part of her position is speaking and working with the supporters, donors, and volunteers of the organization. She has seen first-hand at Sea Shepherd what monumental work can be done by compassionate supporters and is a firm believer that, “Our past, our present, and whatever remains of our future, absolutely depend on what we do now.” (Sylvia Earle)