Our Team Members


Jes Jewell

Marketing Advisor & Communications Advisor

Jes currently lives in California and has a master's degree in Global Strategic Communications.

Alison Daley

Events & Advancement Advisor

Proudly born and raised in NJ, but is delighted to call Manchester, MA her home of sixteen years. She loves Cape Ann! She thrives on others' positive energy and is happiest when she is surrounded by her family.

Anne Gero

Legislation & Advocacy Advisor

Anne was born and raised near the ocean in Manchester MA, where she developed a passion for the oceans and marine environment.

Ron Magers

Board Member

Creativity is serious business for Ron, who for 35 years led MDesign, a toy design firm.

Larry Pihl

Board Member - Treasurer

Larry provides technical and financial advice to Seaside Sustainability, LLC. 

Maximilian Rudzinsky

Marine Science & Education Advisor

Max is a graduate student from Boston studying at the University of Miami. He graduated with a B.A. in Marine Affairs from UMiami in the Spring of 2020.

Ashima Dogra

Technology & IT Advisor

Ashima comes with an expertise in technology, business analysis along with team management skills. She is passionate about collaborating with like-minded individuals who are willing to contribute to the society to the best of their capabilities.

Jesse DeBenedictis

Board Member - Advancement

Jesse believes in giving back to build a better future for everyone. That is why he felt drawn to Seaside Sustainability and its mission.

Megan Larson

Intern Director

Meg Larson was born and raised in Colorado and holds a Masters in International Management from CSU Global. She began her journey with Seaside Sustainability as the Green Consulting Fellow before entering her role as the Intern Director.

Marilyn McCall

Climate Change Advisor

Marilyn, a resident of Ipswich, MA, has a passion for conservation and coastal and oceanic exploration. She holds a Bachelor's of Science in Biology with minors in Chemistry and Religious Studies.

Aishwarya Raval

Grants Advisor, Green Scholars Business Advisor

Aishwarya graduated from Law school in 2018 and has been working as an Intellectual Property Rights and Corporate Attorney in India since 2018.

John Russo

Board Member, Marketing Advisor, Green Schoalrs Advisor, Website & Technology Advisor

A 30-year-plus software industry veteran, John has developed products and led projects for global leaders in healthcare, biopharmaceutical services, and financial services.

Mary Braun

Internship Advisor

Mary Braun was born and raised in Northern Michigan. She holds a Masters of Educational Studies from the University of Michigan, and a Masters of Environmental Science and Policy from Johns Hopkins University.

Ashley Desrosiers

Board Member, Marketing Advisor, Communications Advisor

As a vice president at FoodMinds, Inc, a consulting and communications firm, Ashley solves problems with creativity, leading interdisciplinary teams and building effective partnerships.

Eric Magers

Founder & Executive Director

Eric Magers, founder of Seaside Sustainability, brings three decades of leadership in the environmental education field to the organization.

Alan McCoy

Board Chair & President

Alan McCoy is a lifelong educator. During his tenure at Pingree School, he has taught history, coached, and served as director of athletics for more than two decades.

Dalcione Reis

Website & Technology Advisor

An educator turned technology consultant, Dalcione “Del” considers herself a geek who embraces learning, problem solving, and technology.


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