We have an inclusive team of dedicated volunteers who are excited to welcome new people and their passions into the fold. Feel free to reach out to us with questions!

Sam SchwarzChair – Sam Schwarz is an artist and lifelong resident of our beautiful Southern Oregon coastline. Sam is dedicated to the health and vitality of the natural environment and it’s inhabitants. 



Michael Ryan – Vice Chair, Ban the Bag Chair





Skaidra Scholey – Secretary – Originally from the Oregon coast, Skaidra is thrilled to join the Coos Bay Chapter EC. She looks forward to diving into our vital local campaigns such as No LNG and helping coordinate youth surf camps. Skaidra has volunteered with Surfrider chapters on Oahu, Santa Cruz, and Humboldt, CA starting in 2006. Her passion for environmental and social sustainability informed her decision to obtain an MBA in Sustainable Systems. Skaidra loves sharing her enthusiasm for the beach and ocean with her son, Zane. In her free time, you can find her surfing small waves, hiking, and adventuring up and down this beautiful coast from Seaside to Santa Cruz.    secretary@coosbay.surfrider.org


John Schlesinger – Treasurer 




Christal Kralicek  –  Volunteer Coordinator, Beach Clean-up Coordinator




GloriaGloria Clary  –  Scholarship Chair, Bastendorff Stewardship Chair, Social Media Guru




ElizabethElizabeth Roberts  –  Ocean Friendly Restaurants Lead – As a passionate advocate for clean oceans and coastal stewardship, I spend much of my free time hiking and exploring Oregon’s beautiful coastline and watersheds. Over the years I have participated in large scale marine debris removal projects and research expeditions in both the Gulf of Alaska and the Gulf of Maine. As an artist, I use marine debris to create art that inspires awareness about plastic pollution and how single use plastic and our consumer choices are impacting our oceans fragile ecosystems.  marinedebris911@gmail.com 


AldenAlden and Kelly Wolfe  –  Youth Surf Camp Coordinators – We collaborate with Warm Current to provide several free youth surf camps each year in our area.   kellyeverest123@gmail.com



Carmen Matthews – Blue Water Task Force Coordinator




Annie Pollard – Mailchimp and Poster Guru





Jean Cassidy  –  Webmaster  Every day, I am amazed by the beauty of our local waters, forests, and beaches.  So close to the ocean, it is easy to see the interconnectedness of all things.  I believe that change in the world happens one action at a time, and that when each one of us makes some positive difference in our community, then the whole world can be a better place.    webmaster@coosbay.surfrider.org