2019-2020 Maui Chapter Executive Committee Members
Surfrider Maui reconstitutes its Executive Board Volunteers every 24 months. Thank you and congratulations to all volunteers who have joined the Board and are donating their time and energy to protect Maui’s ocean, waves, and beaches. And thank you to our entire volunteer team for dedicating talent, and passion and countless hours to Surfrider Maui’s Goals.
Chair | Tim Lara
Vice Chair & Ocean Guardian Awards Gala Coordinator | Christine Roberson
Christine loves the ocean and the outdoors and is grateful to be able to give back through helping out at Surfrider Foundation Maui Chapter.
Treasurer | Charlie Quesnel
Treasurer Charlie Quesnel is one of the old guard, a North Shore fixture, big-wave charger, and G-land Warrior. He runs the books as tightly as he threads the tube at Moneytrees. You will know him by the handlebars on his mustache.
Volunteer Coordinator & Student Clubs Coordinator | Natalie Gonder
Natalie Gonder is a fascinating human being that grew up on the west side of Maui and on the Big Island. She moved away to Washington for a extended period of time where she worked as an assistant store manager in retail for many years. Natalie attended Washington State University to study Personnel Psychology and Human Resources. With a successful corporate career under her belt, she decided it was time to spread her wings and fly black to Maui in August 2017. Since her return, Natalie has been a core volunteer for the Surfrider Foundation and is now a valued board member who is also chair of the “fun committee” which supports and hosts different events within the foundation.
Natalie spends her time making funny and inspirational YouTube videos, spreading love and joy to those around her, and shaking the status quo of what “success” really means. She lives a passionate life and inspires others to do the same no matter how weird or crazy it might look.
Secretary | Christopher Robinson
Christopher is an environmentalist who grew up playing in tidepools, on beaches and in the surf. Being close to the ocean and nature has always made Christopher feel at peace and full of a limitless potential.
Attracting enthusiastic, positive, and helpful people in our celebration of the ocean and nature is Christopher’s passion. It takes teamwork to make the dream work. Being part of an international organization that is proactively working to improve our oceans has given Christopher hope that he can make the world a better place.
Professionally, Christopher a Sales Engineer who specializes in systems integration, business development partnerships, and workflow processes.
For fun he throws underground beach cleanup parties with exclusive virtual DJ sets: www.mauibeachcleanup.com
Board Member at Large | Lorin Ifkovic
Lorin joined Surfrider Maui Chapter in 2017 to focus on the Ocean Friendly Restaurants program. She enjoys living a healthy lifestyle from the mountains to the sea.