Our Team

Our Team


Our volunteers and interns are at the core of our work. Without these dedicated and hard-working individuals we could not do the work we do.  In addition to our great team of volunteers and interns, our staff includes:

  • Hawaii Marine Animal Response (Hawaii Marine Mammal Alliance) President
    • Jon Gelman
  • Oahu Field Response Managers
    • Brittany Arvizu, MSc
    • Melissa Jung, MSc
    • Nico Lopez
    • Laura Marin Samper, MSc
  • Molokai Field Response Manager
    • Diane Pike
  • Dispatch & Reporting Manager
    • Kristina Dauterman

Members of the HMAR staff team (left to right – Jon Gelman, Brittany Arvizu, Melissa Jung, Nico Lopez, Laura Marin Samper, Diane Pike and Kristina Dauterman).

Reach any team member via email HERE.

Our mission is to support the preservation, recovery and stewardship of Hawaii’s protected marine species and the coastal ecosystem we share.

You can make a difference and help preserve Hawaii’s protected marine species!  Click here to find out how.

“If all the beasts were gone, men would die from a great loneliness of spirit, for whatever happens to the beasts also happens to the man. All things are connected.”
– Chief Seattle (Suwamish Tribe, 1786-1866)