Caryl Hart – California Coastal Commission – Commissioner
Caryl, PhD is an attorney and expert in public lands and park policy, with over 25 years of advocacy, scholarship and administrative experience. She served for 13 years as a member of the California State Parks Commission, including seven years as Chair. In 2014, Dr. Hart was appointed Commissioner to the California Coastal Commission by Governor Brown to serve on the Parks Forward Commission assisting in forming a sustainable path forward for the California state park system. Dr. Hart is dedicated to the protection of our coast and ocean, and in ensuring maximum public access for all Californians and visitors to our state.
Sarah Newkirk - The Nature Conservancy, CA – Coastal Program Director
Sarah, JD and MS in Marine Environmental Science leads the Coastal Conservation Team, protecting and restoring coastal ecosystems, promoting coastal resilience to sea-level rise and abating land-based threats to ocean ecosystems. She pioneered The Nature Conservancy’s Coastal Resilience approach to multi-objective planning for sea-level rise and coastal hazards and served as a member of New York state’s Sea Level Rise Task Force.
Doug Couden – BakerAvenue Wealth Management – Chief Investment Officer
Doug is a tested market specialist with multiple cycles under his belt. He fronted and leads BakerAvenue’s multi-disciplined (technical, fundamental and macro) investment approach. He is a Partner and member of the firm’s Executive Committee. Mr. Couden is responsible for managing the investment team, the firm’s research process, and overall performance of the strategies.
The next time you are in a state park or coastal area, take a deep breath, look around, and get connected with the spirit and beauty of our planet. We have a huge responsibility for the next generation – and we are the stewards of the entire world’s species.