Advisory Council

In addition to our Board of Directors, Santa Barbara Channelkeeper also has an Advisory Council which provides technical expertise, advice, recommendations and support to the Board of Directors, assists with fundraising, facilitates connections to key organizations and individuals, and serves as ambassadors for Channelkeeper in the community. Most of our Advisory Council members are former members of our Board of Directors.

Michael S. Brown

President, Principal, Brown & Wilmanns Environmental Consulting

David Anderson

Attorney, Land Trust for Santa Barbara County (retired)

Michael Crooke

Professor, Graziadio School of Business and Management, Pepperdine University

Dan Emmett

CEO, Douglas, Emmett & Co.

Rae Emmett

Educator and Naturalist, Channel Islands Naturalist Corps

Steven Gaines

Dean, Bren School of Environmental Science & Management, University of California Santa Barbara

Holly Sherwin


Robert Warner

Professor, UCSB Department of Ecology, Evolution, and Marine Biology (retired)

Robert Wilkinson

Professor, UCSB Bren School of Environmental Science and Management