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Meet Our Team

Our Executive Committee is comprised of dedicated member volunteers who donate their time and professional skills to help run chapter Programs, Campaigns, and events.  Each Committee role is for a two year term.  Executive Committee members are appointed by chapter elections held each November.

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Emily Bryant-Álvarez

Emily Bryant-Álvarez (she/her) is an attorney based in Wilmington, Delaware. Previously, she was a radio producer for the show Radio Times with Marty Moss-Coane at Philadelphia’s NPR affiliate, WHYY 90.9 FM. In addition to serving as Chair of the Delaware Chapter, she also serves as Cleanup Coordinator for the Ocean City, Maryland Chapter of the Surfrider Foundation. While off the clock, you can find her in the water in Delaware or Maryland or in the woods with her dog, Junot. 

Crystal Stokowski
Vice Chair

Crystal Stokowski

Crystal Stokowski is a mother, surfer, and autodidactic artist who primarily works with upcycled and found materials. She organizes a free Surf Film Night in her community highlighting local artists and films that respond to climate change and social injustices in mainstream surf
culture. Crystal volunteered with the Polynesian Voyaging Society in Hawaii restoring the double hulled voyaging canoe  Hokule'a  for its upcoming Mālama Honua Worldwide Voyage. In 2012-2013, she lived and worked closely with sustainable surfboard shaper Tom Wegener and
his family in Queensland, Australia. Crystal spent over a decade working, touring, and traveling the world with independent music artists Modest Mouse. Crystal also coordinates with DNREC and DSP on community beach clean ups at the popular surf break, Northside of Indian River Inlet, which has been devastated by rapid coastal erosion uncovering massive amounts of hazardous marine debris that is buried under the beach and dune system. Check out her short film about it 150 Tons. When Crystal isn’t on land caring for her gardens with her son and advocating for a better future for generations to come, you can find her in the surf all
year round and playing in the shallows with her family.


Mike Powell

Mike has been a volunteer with the Delaware chapter since 1999.  He has a background in Coastal Management and is retired from DNREC, where he worked since 1991 in the Beach Preservation Program.  Mike was also a Science Teacher before working with DNREC.  Mike can be found roaming the DE/MD coast catching waves and taking great photos of other local surfers.

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Beach Cleanup Coordinator

Jana Johnston

Jana is a retired marketing and PR specialist with a beach house in Bethany for 20+ years. Jana organizes our chapter cleanups, Corporate Cleanups, and our Hold On To Your Butt program. She is passionate about litter-free Delaware beaches and a plastic-free ocean. Most mornings you’ll find her walking her dog on the beach or paddle boarding the canal or bay and picking up any trash she finds. In 2021, she received Surfrider’s Wavemaker Environmental Leadership Award for dominating the US in solo beach cleanups.

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Colleen Baker

Colleen has been a volunteer with the Delaware Chapter since 2020.  She is a veteran of the United States Navy and is currently a paraprofessional with Cape Henlopen School District.  In her free time, she loves spending time with her family, hanging out at the beach, traveling, and reading.