Susana Ramirez, Founder & Director
Susana Ramirez (Navajas) grew up around the water, and always had a deep passion for the ocean and its' inhabitants. While doing her undergraduate studies, Susana helped graduate students with shark research in the everglades. It was during that time that she fell in love with sharks, and she vowed to do all that she could to help the animals out. She has since volunteered for many non-profit organizations and has gained valuable knowledge about grassroots campaigning. In 2014, she officially ran Save The Sharks full time, and has had a great deal of success. Susana has been a part of CITES implementations, she has led local and international rallies, school presentations, she has written for magazines and much more. Her hope is that Save The Sharks can inspire anyone to do something; because together, we can make a difference.
Juan Ramirez, Vice-President
Juan Ramirez, with his business and finance background, has brought Save The Sharks into a better logistics position. Organization and Excel are his master skills, and all of the behind the scenes of the nonprofit benefit from his knowledge.
Almu Villarreal, Mexico Director
A marine biology student in the Autonomus University of Baja California Sur, La Paz. She developed a passion for the ocean and the conservation of it since she was a little girl. As of recent years, sharks have caught her attention and she has focused on conserving and spreading the love for marine life.
Edgardo Camacho, Mexico Assistant Director
A marine biologist who lives in La Paz, Baja California Sur, Mexico. He grew up in a fishing town and has dedicated his life to the observation, conservation and study of marine life. Sharks have always been his favorite species, not only for their beauty and mystery, but also because of the important role that they play have in marine ecosystems.
Greg Amptman, Team Photograher
Greg has always been fascinated by the ocean, but growing up in Idaho, he didn’t have much of a chance to spend anytime there. When he moved to Washington State, he would spend countless hours exploring the tide pools of Puget Sound until finally, he made the leap to get his SCUBA certification. A few years later, he'd travel to places like Tiger Beach, Bahamas, Maui and Cozumel. His work has been featured in several books and magazine articles. Some of the publications that his work was featured in was Nat Geo, The Smithsonian, CNN, and the Discovery Channel.
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