Save The Waves Announces Katie Westfall As New Environmental Director


San Francisco, CA – January 27, 2011 – Save The Waves Coalition is excited to announce that it has a new environmental & program director. Katie Westfall, currently a program manager for WiLDCOAST, will join Save The Waves in mid-February, to lead the organization's environmental programs.

"We're really stoked to have Katie join our team," says Save The Waves executive director Dean LaTourrette. "She brings grassroots organizing skills, Latin America experience, media savvy, and plenty of passion to the position. She's a perfect fit for the role."

Among other programs, Westfall will be spearheading Save The Waves' groundbreaking World Surfing Reserves program, as well as its flagship Chile program fighting industrial water pollution. "I'm thrilled to have the opportunity to work on a broader array of programs and coastal issues," Westfall says. "I've learned so much at WiLDCOAST, and look forward to working with them as an active Save The Waves coalition partner."

Westfall replaces former STW environmental director Josh Berry, who left the organization at the end of 2010 to take a months-long break from environmental work to refresh and recharge. She'll be relocating from San Diego to Northern California, and working out of the Save The Waves office in Davenport, California.

About Save The Waves Coalition

Save The Waves is a global nonprofit organization dedicated to protecting and preserving the coastal environment, with an emphasis on the surf zone, and educating the public about its value. Save The Waves is a 501(c)3 California nonprofit.