John B. Davis, M.M.A.

President

John is the founder and president of OCTO and editor-in-chief of MPA News. He has built and managed global information services on ocean and environmental management issues for more than 20 years.

Email: john@octogroup.org

Sarah Carr, Ph.D.

Chief Knowledge Broker

Sarah Carr has coordinated the EBM Tools Network – a global alliance of 8000 EBM tool developers, practitioners, and training providers – since its launch in 2006. For the past five years she has also edited MEAM. Sarah is a former Knauss Marine Policy Fellow.

Email: meam@openchannels.org

Nick Wehner, M.M.A.

Director of Open Initiatives

Nick leads OCTO's Open Science and Open Access efforts, including MarXiv, the free preprint service for the marine-conservation and marine-climate sciences. Nick spends his time advocating for open prinicples and helping OCTO partners increase their reach and influence by breaking down barriers to access.

Email: nick@octogroup.org

Raye Evrard, M.M.A.

Project Manager

Raye leads the day-to-day operations of OpenChannels, ensuring ocean resource managers and conservationists stay informed of the latest research and news in the field. She comes from a background in aquaculture and permitting.

Email: raye@octogroup.org

Mike Hay, Ph.D.

Data Scientist

Mike is OCTO's resident Data Scientist, focusing on analyzing which content is most relevant to our audiences so we can allocate resources appropriately.

Email: mike@octogroup.org

Allie Brown

Project Associate

Allie spends much of her time seeking out the newest and most interesting academic literature and news and then shares it with the OpenChannels community. She is currently a master's student in the School of Marine and Environmental Affairs at the University of Washington.

Email: abrown@openchannels.org

Stephanie Stinson

Assistant Editor, MPA News

Stephanie is a master's student in the School of Marine and Environmental Affairs at the University of Washington. She is applying her experiences in cross-cultural work overseas to concentrate on the intersection of marine affairs and international development, with particular focus on Latin America.

Email: stephanie@mpa.news

Tundi Agardy, Ph.D.

Contributing Editor, MEAM

Tundi is an expert in marine conservation and resource management with extensive field experience in Africa, Asia, the Caribbean, the Mediterranean, and North America. She is executive director of Sound Seas, an independent policy group.

Email: tundiagardy@earthlink.net

David Fluharty, Ph.D.

Editorial Board Chair,
MEAM & MPA News

Dave has a distinguished record of public service on marine issues, including consulting on projects from West Africa to the Yellow Sea. He is an associate professor at the University of Washington School of Marine and Environmental Affairs.

Email: fluharty@uw.edu