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Honorary Board of Directors

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Marion Clark

Working and Fundraising

Board Member

Current President and Treasurer.  Co-owner of Surf Academy with bestie, Jamie Mar-shell-us.  Marion is a member of the Speakers Bureau for Heal the Bay and loves sharing her knowledge and experience of surf, community, and the environment with all Surf Bus students.


Jamie Marcellus

Working Board Member

Current Vice President and Secretary.  Jamie is co-owner of Surf Academy with partner-in-crime Marion "Dominator" Clark.  Jamie likes hunting for shells almost as much as turning kids' lives around through surfing.


Matthew Clark

Advisory Board Member

Matthew Clark is a corporate lawyer and consultant going on 40 years; specializing in legal contracts, strongly worded letters, and 'board' meetings (the water kind).  


Marie Rachal

Advisory Board Member

Marie Rachal is a lead volunteer, mom to all, community connector, and ocean lover. She is the program director for the Black Surfers Collective, a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting diversity in line up. Marie is passionate about creating equitable access to outdoor activities and enjoys bringing together her diverse community to share her love for the ocean. She is committed to the development of sustainable programs that are accessible to all.


Russ Lesser

Russ Lesser is current President of Body Glove, International.  When he isn't ruling the world with Mermaid Linden and Team Body Glove, he's ruling our cd players with his musical stylings as part of the band, Thin Ice. 


Mary Setterholm

Advisory Board Member

Mary Setterholm founded LA Surf Bus in 2003.  She won the US Open of surfing in 1973 and co-founded the Womens Internatinal Surfing Association (WISA) in 1975.  Mary is a pioneering member in the Hermosa Beach walk of Fame since 2006. She earned a Masters of Divinity from Harvard Divinity School in 2013 and currently resides in Boston, MA. Mary and the founding members of WISA were inducted into the Huntington Beach Walk of Fame in 2016.


Carl "Rusty" White

Advisory Board Member

Rusty White is a Los Angeles who got his start surfing on a boogie board at Bay Street as micro grom. He has been surfing for 45 years now, traveling all over the world to surf and ocean swim, but he always comes home to Los Angeles. Rusty is a proud member of the Black Surfers Collective, a group dedicated to increasing diversity in the surfing line up. He is passionate about teaching new surfers the art of wave riding and ocean safety. 

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