About Us

We are a non-profit fighting for all ocean and marine life. To take action, we must start with the core of all marine homes - coral reefs. By partnering with existing non-profits and organizations, our purpose is to gather information on existing coral health specific locations. By doing so, we can share information to educate our communitites and keep our beautiful ocean reefs alive. Join us in our adventures! ​


Meet Our Team



Growing up with a love and passion for the ocean environment, Jim founded Clean Reefs as a response to the dramatic changes he has witnessed during his lifetime in the water.  With a background in Marine Biology, he has drawn from the community, others with a similar desire to take action to preserve the planet's reef systems.

His mission is to globally promote education and awareness about conservation while establishing relationships with like minded charities to strengthen Clean Reefs impact.

Jim is the Captain of Alani, our expedition vessel.  Alani is our platform for the documentation and reef maintenance programs currently ongoing in the Caribbean Sea.


Cantlen, is the director of Clean Reefs. As a 2015 graduate of the University of Hawai’i at Manoa, she earned a degree in Environmental Communications. She strives to make her community aware of serious environmental issues that impact our world now and the future. Cantlen develops social media and website content to educate the public. She has a passion for marine conservation and has had a love for protecting the ocean her entire life. As an avid scuba diver and open water sailor, she is fascinated by the tiniest of marine life and is most comfortable in or under the water. Her goal is to make an environmental impact by assisting the team in communications and business development as well as ocean documentation and beach clean ups.



Alex, is a recent graduate from the University of Hawai’i at Manoa, where he earned a degree in Coastal Ecology from the college of Natural Resources Environmental Management. Alex has years of experience within the Marine Environment, whether it be field work, including estuaries and coastal regions. He works as the Special Relations Director, assisting Clean Reefs in National and International support. Alex leads photography and videography as Clean Reefs heads beach/ocean documentation and clean ups. Additionally, Alex is an avid Scuba Diver as well as a Sailor. His contribution to sailing and diving expeditions to the Northern Caribbean has been instrumental.


Peyton, is our digital Communications Manager. She engages with our followers via Instagram and Facebook, giving them updates on Clean Reef’s current projects. She also uses social media as an educational platform to raise awareness for the health and survival of coral reefs. Peyton is a student at Hawai’i Pacific University, where she pursues her dream in Marine Biology. As a Clean Reefs member and student, she is constantly engaged within her local environment, her community, and issues around the world.