Chapter Members

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John Asmus, PhD

FN'97

Since 1974 John Asmus has been a Research Physicist with the Institute for Pure and Applied Physical Sciences at the University of California San Diego. ...MORE>

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Steven W. Bickler, MD

FN'00

Dr. Stephen W. Bickler has spent many years working as a pediatric surgeon...MORE>

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Sharyn Blaney

AN'13

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Yehuda Bock, PhD

FN '14

Distinguished Researcher and Senior Lecturer at Scripps Institute of Oceanography.

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Emily Callahan-Hazelwood

MN '14

Emily is a marine conservation biologist with a B.A. in Environmental Science from Connecticut College and an M.A.S in Marine Biodiversity and Conservation from the Scripps Institution of Oceanography. ...MORE>

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Frank Castle

LF'72

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Bonita Chamberlin, PhD

FN '98

Bonita Chamberlin has spent more than 30 years working in Afghanistan. As a result of this extensive work, Bonita has walked the country, mapping it, thereby being a resource for the Department of Defense after 9/11.

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LCDR. Lawrence J Conrad

FN'91

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James "Rocky" Contos, PhD

FN'18

Although I have a PhD in neuroscience and worked in research for 11 years, since 2008 ...MORE>

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Demitri D Deheyn PhD

FN'17

Associate Researcher in the Marine Biology Research Division at Scripps Institution of Oceanography, University of California, San Diego.

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Robert De Laurentis

MN'18

Robert DeLaurentis is an American aviator, businessman and author. He was the first solo pilot to fly a Piper Malibu Mirage, a small, single-engine plane, around the world.

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Daniel A. Dolan

SM'08

Daniel Dolan (SM’08) has been a Student Member since he was in High School. In fact, he was personally presented his membership certificate on his 16th Birthday on June 21, 2010 by then Explorers Club President Dan Bennett (PEX’02). ...MORE>

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David A. Dolan

MED’03 MA, MPH, MDiv., FRGS

 

Vice Chair for Programs

Co-Chair Southern California Chapter

Explorers Club Fellow and Medalist David Dolan carried out child vaccination campaigns in the jungles of Central and South America. ... MORE>

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Prof. LeRoy Dorman, PhD

FN'00

Professor Emeritus at Scripps Institution of Oceanography (SIO) at UC San Diego ...MORE>

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William T Everett

FN'93

Bill Everett is a research and conservation wildlife biologist specializing in ornithology and island biogeography. His more than 45 years in the field have taken him to 59 countries around the world with focused research ...MORE>

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Robert L Fisher, PhD

HON'88

Research geologist emeritus at UCSD’s Scripps Institution of Oceanography (SIO), was one of six San Diego Explorers Club Chapter Founders in 1989 – 1990 and its Chair in 2000 – 2001. ...MORE>

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Kathryn Anne Furby

TM'17

Kathryn Furby, an alumna of the Center for Marine Biodiversity and Conservation at Scripps Institution of Oceanography at the University of California San Diego.

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Charlene Glacy

MN'09

Chapter Chair

Following a long career as an Information Technology & Systems Management Consultant, Char now focuses on travel, photography and citizen science. ...MORE>

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Claire M. Gonzales

MN'18

An explorer and marine scientist by day, dedicated to investigating the relationship between humans and the environment. ...MORE>

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Bruce Haggerty

FE'85

His extensive time in the Himalayas resulted in Bruce's consideration to establish his residency in Nepal and to turn his attention to expedition photography....MORE>

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Amberlea C Jackson

MN'14

Amber is an oceanographer, environmental scientist and entrepreneur. She has a B.A. in Marine Science from UC Berkeley and a M.A.S in Marine Biodiversity and Conservation from Scripps Institution of Oceanography. ...MORE>

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Payne Johnson

FN'94

Chapter Member at Large

Payne was instrumental in the formation of the San Diego Chapter of the Explorers Club, and served as Chapter Chair. He was elected a Fellow of the Explorers Club ...MORE>

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John V. King

FN'08

John and Martha King are members of the Explorers Club largely as a result of their indirect contributions to exploration by making aviation knowledge accessible to pilots around the world, including explorers. ...MORE>

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Martha R. King

FN'08

John and Martha King are members of the Explorers Club largely as a result of their indirect contributions to exploration by making aviation knowledge accessible to pilots around the world, including explorers. ...MORE>

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Peri Klemm
FN'21

Professor of Art History at California State University, Northridge. Peri is currently completing a book project that focuses on identity, dress, and the body in Oromia, Ethiopia.

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Gerald (Jerry) Kooyman PhD

FE'78

Professor Emeritus, Scripps Institute of Oceanography since 1967. His PhD study was on the Weddell seal in McMurdo Sound, Antarctica where he obtained the first depth and time records from a diving animal. ...MORE>

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Thomas Lamb

 FN'13

 Chapter Member at Large

 Audio/Visual Coordinator

Marine geology and geologic history are my main interests.  In recent years I have also had a keen interest in meteorite impact sites and geologic anomalies that might be impact sites. Coordinates the audio visual requirements for the dinner meetings and presentations. ... MORE>

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Prof. Thomas E. Levy, PhD

FN'09

Distinguished Professor, holds the Norma Kershaw Chair in the Archaeology of Ancient Israel and Neighboring Lands at the University of California, San Diego.  He is a member of the Department of Anthropology and co-director of the Scripps Center for Marine Archaeology (SCMA) at UC San Diego.

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Edward E. Marsh

MN'08

Became an affiliate member in 2005 and has been a full member since 2008., He was introduced to the Explorers Club by American author L. Ron Hubbard who carried expedition flag #105 (1940) and #163 (1961). ...MORE>

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Neil F Marshall

FN'01

Vice President and Corporate Secretary/Treasurer and Operations Manager EcoSystems Management Assoc., Inc. Worked with Francis P. Shepard and in association with many others at Scripps. Major studies included the study of Submarine Canyons and their origins....MORE>

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Cynthia L. Matzke

FN'18

Chapter Member at Large

Cynthia Matzke (FN’18) is a marine ecologist, professor and documentarian with a passion for exploring remote ocean ecosystems, from tropical reefs to the Earth’s poles. ...MORE>

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Christian M. McDonald

FN'18

As the Scientific Diving Safety Officer at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography, Christian McDonald, manages the oldest and one of the largest and most active scientific diving programs in the United States.

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Rodney Lance Moll

MN'17

A United States Coast Guard certified 100-ton Master of Vessels. Wanting to contribute to scientific understandings about the maritime environment, I played an instrumental role in developing a fruitful partnership between the International SeaKeeper Society,...MORE>

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Mary Coakley Munk

MN'17

Founding Board Member of the Walter Munk Foundation for the Oceans.

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Kathleen Parker

MN'19

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Jack J.C. Peters

LM'94

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Anthony P. Potamianos

MN'17

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Judith Radke, MD

MN'17

Chapter Member at Large

Judith Radke, M.D., is a Pediatric Radiologist.  She obtained her medical training at St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children and Hahneman University, both in Philadelphia. ...MORE>

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Dominique Rissolo, PhD

FN'13

Dr. Dominique Rissolo is an assistant research scientist with the Qualcomm Institute at UC San Diego where he co-leads the Cultural Heritage Engineering Initiative (CHEI) ...MORE>

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Prof. Greg Rouse, PhD

FN'16

Professor of marine biology in the Marine Biology Research Division at Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego and is also curator of the Benthic Invertebrate Collection at Scripps. He specializes in the study of animal biodiversity.

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John R. Rowe

FN'13

Award winning photographer and filmmaker John Rowe has spent over two decades documenting people and cultures worldwide, including in Southeast Asia, India, Mongolia, China, Japan, Cuba and Africa.

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Tyler G. Rowe

FN'15

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Paul Anthony Ruiz

SM'17

A 19 year old student member of the San Diego Explorer Club chapter. Since 2009 I've been an active member with the help and guidance of my grandfather, Anthony, who introduced me to the club. ... MORE>

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George A. Scheele, MD

FE'13

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Frederick A. Schilling Jr.

FE'79

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Martha Shaw

LF'06

Chapter Member at Large

Started out as a staff geologist and diver for State of California Fish and Wildlife, and then Scripps institution of Oceanography.  ...MORE>

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Paula Selby
MN'18

Paula Selby is a Board Member of the Walter Munk Foundation for the Oceans.

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Sara Shoemaker Lind
MN'99

Photographer Sara Shoemaker Lind captures dynamic images inspired by the natural world. Her focus on color, pattern and energy in photography is fueled by the love of ocean adventure and seeing new things....MORE>

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Jay M. Short, PhD

LF'03

Dr. Short is  Chairman, CEO and cofounder of BioAtla® and co-inventor of the BioAtla’s patented Conditionally Active Biologics (CAB) platform. He participated in two flag expeditions ...MORE>

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Cdr. James F. Skelly

MN'97

Chapter Treasurer

As a US Naval Officer involved in support of AEC at Bikini Atoll and support of NASA projects Gemini and Apollo  Also involved in support of Sea Lab 1....MORE>

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David Smith, PhD

FE'53

Chapter Member at Large

Dr. Smith is a diversely experienced geologist and environmental scientist with a fifty-year fascination with volcanoes, earthquakes and other natural phenomena that cause vast devastation and human suffering. ...MORE>

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Prof. Charles S. Stanish, PhD

FN'12

Charles Stanish is a Professor Emeritus of Anthropology at UCLA. He has worked extensively in Peru, Bolivia, and Chile, conducting archaeological research on the prehistoric societies of the region.

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Hubert Staudigel

FN'13

Senior Research Geophysicist at the Institute for Geophysics and Planetary Physics at Scripps Institution of Oceanography and Lecturer at the Earth Science Graduate Department at University of California San Diego. 

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Brent S. Stewart, PhD, JD

FN'91

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Theodore B. Sutcliffe

SM'14

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Daniel A.Torres, PhD

FI'16

Doctor in Science of Arts (2015) and Titular Professor at University of Arts, La Havana. A specialist in Precolumbian Cultures of Cuba, archaeological prospection and subaquatic archaeology. ...MORE>

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R. Shelton "Doc" White

FN'95

Global Photographer, Master Diver, Ship's Captain, Former Navy Aviator, and Adventurer.  Doc White has lived to not only tell the story, but to capture it in stunning photographs. ...MORE>

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Dewy White

MN'14

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Pamela K. Yochem DVM, PhD

FN'09

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