John B. Davis, M.M.A.


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.


Sarah Carr, Ph.D.

Chief Knowledge Broker

Sarah Carr has coordinated the EBM Tools Network – a global alliance of 10,000 EBM tool developers, practitioners, and training providers – since its launch in 2006. For the past five years she has also edited The Skimmer on Marine Ecosystems and Management (previously known as MEAM). Sarah is a former Knauss Marine Policy Fellow.


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.


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.


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.


Allie Brown, M.M.A.

Communications and Outreach Director

Allie leads OCTO's communications and outreach efforts, including finding the best new scientific findings to share with the OpenChannels community.


Tundi Agardy, Ph.D.

Contributing Editor, The Skimmer

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.


David Fluharty, Ph.D.

Editorial Board Chair,
The Skimmer & 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.