Lee Gottlieb has over 25 years of consultative services and
business development experience—within large corporations and
high growth companies. Lee has been responsible for
securing new business and maintaining and expanding client
relationships within the financial services, culinary and food,
health and fitness, oil and gas, and the public sector
Vipe is a seasoned entrepreneur and philanthropist, holding
positions on the board of directors for other non-profits and
for-profits over the past 15 years that include: Ocean Champions,
Surfrider Foundation, 5 Gyres Institute, Lonely Whale Foundation,
SIMA Humanitarian Fund, Rob Dyrdek Foundation and RichUncles.com. In addition, he is
the CEO and Co-Founder of HDX Mix, an environmentally friendly
sports drink mix.
Lane Avery, President, Finance and Administration and Wendy
Marshall, President, Education and Operations (left) pictured at
the Time Capsule Event at Ocean Institute with Ocean Institute
Marketing Manager, Kayla Tademy (center) and County Supervisor,
Lisa Bartlett (right).
Ocean Institute, founded in 1977, is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit
organization that offers in-depth Marine Science, Maritime
History and Outdoor Education programs. Our mission is using the
ocean as our classroom, we inspire children to learn. We are
committed to the four strategic areas of focus education,
conservation, research and operational excellence.
Okay, I know, I know…..we are best known for our cetacean
sightings and fluke videos. BUT, once in awhile, Mother
Nature throws us a double-whammy that can’t be ignored.
This week, two rarities occurred repeatedly, not 100 feet
apart. Let’s start with the Nazca booby, an equatorial bird
that seldom appears in these latitudes. At least one has
been taking its rest on the tip of the long breakwater each day,
prior to hunting. Each afternoon, it returns to the same
spot. It is a beautiful bird, with a striking black/white
color pattern. Even better,
Board of Directors actively provide leadership on the Ocean
Institute’s mission of using the ocean as a classroom, we inspire
children to learn.
Dana Point, Calif. (July 16, 2019) – The Ocean
Institute is nationally known for its award winning, hands-on
marine science, environmental education and maritime history
programs. Students, families and the general public become tall
ship sailors, research scientists, oceanographers, and explorers
while immersed in Ocean Institute programs.