Vivian Matuak, Wendy Kordesch, and Adrien Baudrimont

Vivian Matuk is the California State Parks Division of Boating and Waterways (DBW) and the California Coastal Commission’s (CCC) Environmental Boating Program Coordinator and Clean Vessel Act Education and Outreach Program Manager.  Vivian manages the statewide Boating Clean and Green program led by DBW and implemented in partnership with CCC.  The program promotes environmentally-sound boating practices to marine business and boaters. To implement this program, Vivian works with boaters and boating facility operators. Vivian has a Bachelor degree in Biology from the Pontificia Universidad Javeriana in Colombia, South America and a Masters in Geography concentration in Environmental Management and Natural Resource Planning from San Francisco State University.  Vivian previously worked with the Bay Conservation and Development Commission.  She also worked with the National Coffee Research Center in Colombia developing eco-toxicological tests to measure the impact caused by coffee-processing wastes.

Adrien Baudrimont is an Environmental Planner with the San Francisco Estuary Partnership and the Clean Vessel Act Program Manager. This program, funded by the California Division of Boating and Waterways, works with marinas, boaters, and other stakeholders to increase awareness of the effects of sewage discharge. In parallel, Adrien manages nature-based shoreline infrastructure projects, including the Oro Loma Experimental Horizontal Levee. Previously, Adrien managed the San Francisco Creek Mouth Assessment Project, as well as the SFEP Small Grant Program before taking an active role in the Boater Outreach and Education Program. Before joining the Partnership, Adrien worked for several cities in Europe as a consultant in urban planning and sustainable development. Adrien has a Master in Geography and a Master in Urban Planning from the University of Paris Sorbonne.

Wendy Kordesch is the Outreach Specialist for the Seabird Protection Network, which is a collaborative program run by the Greater Farallones National Marine Sanctuary that partners with boaters and kayakers to help wildlife and seabirds thrive on the California coast. Wendy holds a Ph.D. from the National Oceanography Centre in the UK, an M.S. and B.S. from UC Santa Cruz, and has taught at Santa Clara University. She is a Bay Area native who is frequently spotted swimming in the Bay’s nearshore waters.