Catalina Experience Staff Blog

Eugene Anderson

Managing Director Eugene began his career in oceanography in 1985 as a naturalist aboard the research vessel Conqueror at what was known as Newport Institute of Oceanography. Conqueror soon became the premier oceanography and marine biology education platform for Long Beach Marine Institute, where Eugene became the program director in 1991. As executive director of […]

Lenny Arkinstall

Terrestrial Habitat Management Lenny is the founder and president of Los Cerritos Wetlands Stewards, Inc., “The Stewards.” The Stewards are under contract with the City of Long Beach to maintain sensitive marine habitats and native plant gardens throughout Long Beach, California. Lenny got started with his crusade by single handedly cleaning and helping to restore […]

Joel Cassara

Executive Director Joel Cassara his career in oceanography in 1985 as a naturalist aboard the research vessel Conqueror at what was known as Newport Institute of Oceanography. Conqueror soon became the premier oceanography and marine biology education platform for Long Beach Marine Institute, where Eugene became the program director in 1991. As executive director of […]

Eugene Anderson

Managing Director Eugene began his career in oceanography in 1985 as a naturalist aboard the research vessel Conqueror at what was known as Newport Institute of Oceanography. Conqueror soon became the premier oceanography and marine biology education platform for Long Beach Marine Institute, where Eugene became the program director in 1991. As executive director of […]

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