Vivian Matuak, James Muller, and Karen Reyna

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.

James Muller is an Environmental Specialist with the San Francisco Estuary Partnership and implements Clean Vessel Act Program. 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 and resources available to boaters and marinas to prevent sewage discharge. James has a Bachelor’s of Science in Biology from Radford University and a Master’s of Science in Environmental Management from the University of San Francisco. James also writes grants and manages a suite of environmental projects ranging from restoration and remediation to invasive species control and TMDL implementation.

Karen Reyna is the Resource Protection Coordinator for the Greater Farallones National Marine Sanctuary and the Director of the Seabird Protection Network, which is a collaboration of state and federal agencies, organizations, boaters and kayakers focused on minimizing harm to breeding and roosting seabirds along the California coast. Karen is a sailor, kayaker and paddler who was part of the California Marine Life Protection Act initiative that established marine reserves. Karen implements programs related to fish and wildlife protection, estuary restoration and deep-sea coral protection. She also responds to oil spills and boat groundings/disasters in order to prevent additional damage to natural resources. Karen received a B.S. in Environmental Science and M.C. in Public Administration from the University of San Francisco.