Ride a Wave Board
Wave's boards are comprised of a number of professionals who
are also integral to each beach day's activities.
Board of Directors:
A full-time firefighter and paramedic, the Ride a Wave
founder is a former tandem surfing champion and
A former high-tech CEO and president, Lambert runs a
product development company and has been a volunteer
since 1999. He co-founded Best Day Foundation
in 2008 to bring programs like RAW to other locations.
Jonathan 'Steiny' Steinberg
An administrator at an environmental non-profit and a
writer, 'Steiny' has volunteered at RAW with his
wife Susan and son Paul since 1998.
A former tech marketing executive, Montgomery has
designed and marketed many award winning software
products and services. A RAW volunteer since 2001, he
has assisted other local non-profits over the years
including the Homeless Garden Project. He
co-founded Best Day Foundation
in 2008 to bring programs like RAW to other locations, which he also ran as
Executive Directorfor 5 years. In 2013 he co-founded and ran Tommie Cares Foundation until 2014.
Born and raised in Santa Cruz Paul grew up surfing and
participating in Junior Lifeguards at Cowell's Beach.He has always
had a profound love for the ocean, which led him to study biology at
UC Santa Barbara. He began volunteering for Ride-A-Wave at 9 years of age
and has volunteered in every aspect of the organization from beach buddying
and bodyboarding to tandem surfing. Now a ten-year lifeguard veteran Paul
coordinates safety for the camps and is proud to sit on the board of directors..
A well-known real-estate agent in Santa Cruz county,
King has been a RAW mainstay since 1998.
A Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist and a
Certified Personal Trainer since 1993, Snyder had been
named Best Personal Trainer of Santa Cruz County for
four straight years. The author of Fit to Paddle, Fit to
Surf, and Fit to Ski lives in Aptos, California.
In love with all things ocean, ever since his cousin threw him
off the Hermosa Beach pier at the age of 5. Don has been a member
of RAW since 1998, and worked with Camp GoodTimes before that. He
owns a local Biomedical Engineering company, and also works at
UCSC in IT. With a family of 4 daughters, and an
amazing wife, he has learned to mostly keep his male mouth shut.
A RAW volunteer since the beginning, Loomis began his involvement
with surfing and the environment in 1989 as membership chair
for Santa Cruz Surfrider Chapter. He created surf rep business
Big Sur Styles in 1991 and has held posts as Original Log Jam Fundraiser Chair,
Big Stick Surfing Association, spokesman for Surfer's Environmental
Alliance, and president of Santa Cruz Fly Fishermen.
Please contact us
to learn more about how you can help Ride a Wave.
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