Birgit Winning is president and executive director of Bluecology. Previously, she served as president of The Oceanic Society for 24 years, and she also has worked in management at the Steinhart Aquarium at the California Academy of Sciences in San Francisco. During her tenure at the Society, she established and mobilized several international research stations at the invitation of local communities. She has served on several national and international committees and councils working to protect marine areas, and she has produced best practices guidelines on behalf of governmental agencies. She also has authored and co-authored popular and technical articles on marine life and threatened habitats.
Todd Coward is the webmaster for Bluecology. His company, OakStand Community Web Development, develops and hosts websites for many community organizations, and he handles webmaster duties for many of these.
Patricia Corrigan writes and edits for Bluecology. A longtime professional journalist, she writes for Next Avenue, the PBS-sponsored site for readers 50 and older, and is the author of 16 books for national and regional publishers, including 6 books for children on wildlife.
Tanya Sydney is a travel advisor. Her love of travel inspired her to work for a major airline for four years, traveling the world and visiting practically every continent except Antarctica. Recently she served as events coordinator for Corelight, a peacekeeping nonprofit organization.