Blue Seals was founded and is led by a dedicated group of activists who care deeply about the Earth’s oceans and the universe of life within them. We are the Air Force of the ocean conservation movement, the eyes in the sky, identifying, fighting, and preventing environmental crimes.
With close to 30 years on the frontlines of the direct action conservation movement, Peter is an accomplished documentary filmmaker and experienced seaman who exhibits no fear in the face of danger. He is a seasoned veteran of Marine Conservation and a principal of the acclaimed "Whale Wars" television show on Animal Planet.
A committed life long conservationist and an accomplished Film Producer, Larry received his law degree from UCLA and has been on the Board of Directors for several highly reputable environmental non-profit conservation organizations. In his career, he has produced more than 30 films. As a young attorney he was privileged to serve as part of the film crew with Philippe Cousteau aboard the famed “Flying Calypso”.
Mary Elizabeth Murphy is a graduate of UCLA’s Anderson School of Management with an emphasis on Entertainment and Marketing. Prior to receiving her MBA, Mary worked at Lehman Brothers for five years. She has a keen interest in ecological and personal wellness. Mary is an expert at creating innovative grassroots campaigns that target niche markets. She has worked on successful projects such as the Academy Award winning documentary "The Cove" , as well as the indie hit "Bottle Shock". Mary is an adventure traveler who has explored over 40 countries and speaks French fluently. Mary received her degree in International Economics and Politics from The George Washington University in 2000.
French born actor, singer and environmental activist David Charvet rose to international fame on the hit shows "Baywatch" and "Melrose". He is now moving into the feature front, having completed production on starring roles in two films in 2010. David is a devoted ocean conservationist who currently resides in Malibu, CA with his fiancée Brooke Burke and their infant daughter, Heaven Rain. David's family is involved in building and transporting boats that are specifically designed for cleaning up oil spills from France to assist with the Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill.
Corinne Bourdeau is the President and Founder of 360. Before 360’s launch in 2001, Corinne was the Associate Publisher of Los Angeles Magazine. For over 12 years, she was a marketing and publishing executive at Fairchild Publications, where she launched two successful magazines. She is a passionate activist and worldwide traveler who has climbed Mt. Everest and explored the rainforests of Bali. Corinne received her degree in Communications at Boston University and recently completed her Masters Degree focusing on humanities, depth psychology, and mythology at The Pacifica Graduate Institute.
A non-profit fundraising professional with 20 years of experience, Bill has held the positions of Director of Corporate and Foundation Giving, Vice President of Development and Executive Director at community based organizations throughout Southern California. A graduate of the University of California, San Diego, Bill assists non-profits with their fundraising, communications, public relations and social media programs.
Harvard Law School graduate, startup company founder, inventor and law professor at the University of San Diego, Ted was an editor of the Harvard Environmental Law Review and has litigated high-profile action suits surrounding issues in the Amazon region. His resume and proven track record make him a stellar addition to our legal advisory board.
With a strong passion for environmental activism, Deborah has worked both in the field and behind the scenes with Amazon Watch, Global Green, Rainforest2Reef, Surfers for Cetaceans, The Rainforest Action Network, The 11th Hour Action Team, Channel G and Conservation International. In 2007 she and a crew of international surfers paddled into the Bay of Taiji to expose the annual dolphin slaughter as featured in the Academy Award winning film, The Cove. A graduate of The Department of Sociology and Anthropology at Concordia University in Montreal, Deborah is fluent in French and Spanish. She currently resides and works in LA as a Non-Profit Consultant and Contributing Editor at Sea Voices, a project highlighting the work of the world's leading Ocean advocates
Entrepreneur, filmmaker, conservationist and activist, Omar Todd has overseen the development and growth of a group of start-up companies in the digital media and technology sectors over the past 15 years. Also completed several stints consulting with some of the world's largest technology companies , including Microsoft and Cisco. Now Chief Executive Director of Union Roth Capital, a company that provides venture capital and consultancy services to a range of technology and media ventures.
Jonathan Cohen is a graduate of the Sydney University Legal Practitioners Admission Board and has worked as a lawyer in Sydney, Australia since 1999. He has practiced successfully as a barrister since 2007 specializing in both criminal law and commercial law with an interest in Maritime and International law. He is also a passionate supporter of the environment. His vast legal experience makes him well suited to be on our advisory board.