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Marine Mammal Care

Ambassadors

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We are incredibly grateful for the support of our celebrity ambassadors who are committed to our mission of ocean conservation and animal welfare.

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Ashlan & Phillipe Cousteau

Ashlan and Philippe Cousteau are ocean explorers, adventurers, environmental advocates and filmmakers with a deep mutual passion for exploration and storytelling. Philippe is the third generation of the legendary Cousteau family. He is an Emmy-nominated TV host, author, speaker and social entrepreneur who has established himself as a prominent leader in the environmental movement.

For over a decade, Ashlan was a red carpet regular and worked as a special correspondent for Entertainment Tonight and previously reported for E! News for seven years. She’s also a passionate environmentalist who has been recognized in international media for her work in conservation.

​​Steve Kerr

​​Steve Kerr is an eight-time NBA champion, having won five titles as a player (three with the Chicago Bulls and two with the San Antonio Spurs) as well as three with the Golden State Warriors as a head coach. Kerr is the only NBA player to win four straight NBA titles after 1969. He is also the first head coach in the history of the NBA to have his team win more than 67 times in three consecutive seasons.

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Alison Eastwood

Alison Eastwood was born in Los Angeles and raised in beautiful Pebble Beach CA. Her love for animals and nature was instilled in her by her family and the gorgeous surroundings of the central coast.

Alison followed in her father’s footsteps by becoming an actor/director in the film business but found her passion for giving back to animals in 2011 when she co-created/EP the TV show, Animal Intervention with her long time friend Maissa Dauraic. After selling the show to Nat Geo Wild, Alison embarked on a journey of animal rescue and became an advocate for abused and neglected animals around the US. In 2012, She co-founded Eastwood Ranch Foundation in order to help save animals from high kill shelters in Southern California and beyond.

 

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WORLD WILD VET  DR. EVAN ANTIN

Star of Animal Planet’s Evan Goes Wild, Dr. Evan Antin puts his life on the line to save wild animals. From diving in the deep blue with sharks to saving rhinos from poachers in Africa and now releasing our harbor seal patients off the California coast — this wildlife veterinarian has dedicated his life to animal conservation.

Millions follow Dr. Evan Antin and his wildlife adventures through social media, and now in his first book, World Wild Vet, Dr. Antin takes us along for the adventure and shares his deep love for the wild around us.

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MULTI-TALENTED ALEXANDER LUDWIG

Alexander starred in The Hunger Games (2012) (for which he received two awards), and films such as Lone Survivor (2013), The Final Girls (2015), and Bad Boys for Life (2020). Alexander received critical acclaim for his performance as Bjorn Ironside in the Global hit television series, Vikings. 

When he isn’t acting, Alexander can be found making music including his first hit single, “Let Me Be Your Whiskey,” writing for film and television, as well as surfing, extreme skiing, skydiving, traveling the world and working with philanthropic organizations.

Photo:  Alexander at the Center by David James Elliott

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WORLD-RENOWNED “WATERMAN” LAIRD HAMILTON

Laird is known as the guiding genius of crossover board sports, and is largely considered the primary influence behind many surfing innovations, including tow-in surfing, stand-up paddle boarding, and hydrofoil boarding. Surfer Magazine has labeled Laird as, “the sport’s most complete surfer, displaying almost unnerving expertise in a multitude of disciplines, and flat out surfing’s biggest, boldest, bravest, and the best big wave surfer in the world today, bar none.”

Laird has his own surf wear line (Laird Apparel), beverage boosters (Laird Superfood), XPT Extreme Performance Training with his wife Gabby Reece, and Golf Board. Laird’s affinity for the ocean includes a love of all the creatures in it and a passion for ocean conservation.

Photo: Laird at Teahupoo 2000 by Tim McKenna

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A CHAMPION ON AND OFF THE COURT, GABBY REECE

Gabby is a professional beach volleyball legend, New York Times bestselling author of My Foot Is Too Big for the Glass Slipper, Nike’s first female spokesperson, model, wife, and mother. Gabby is known, in part, for her thoughtful perspective on strength, beauty, and redefining our relationship to our body.

Together with her husband, surfing legend, Laird Hamilton, Gabby is an avid proponent of empowering people to take responsibility for their own health, plus a truly authentic example of healthy living. Gabby has become a role model to women worldwide regarding how to achieve peak fitness, good health, and overall well-being for themselves and their entire family.

 

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CANADIAN-BORN ACTOR DAVID JAMES ELLIOTT

David is best known for his starring role in the CBS series JAG, playing lead character Commander Harmon “Harm” Rabb Jr. (1995 to 2005), which often shot in San Pedro.  David attended Ryerson University in Toronto and then auditioned for the Stratford Shakespearean Festival in Ontario. He was accepted and later won the Jean Chalmers Award, as most promising actor in 1983.  

A star of stage, television and film, David makes his home in Los Angeles with his wife Nanci Chambers, their two children Stephanie and Wyatt, two dogs, two rats, and a lizard. David and Nanci have a beverage company, IndiCoco, that manufactures coconut water-based drinks which are nutritious, healthful, and hydrating.  David is a vegan and animal lover and supports many animal causes.

Photo:  David at White Point Royal Palms Beach by Davis Bonner

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DR. PETER WELLER, FILM AND STAGE ACTOR, DIRECTOR, AND LECTURER

After playing Robocop and the eponymous Buckaroos in the 1984 sci-fi cult favorite The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension, Dr. Weller returned to academia. In 2004 he enrolled at Syracuse University, earning a Master’s degree in Roman and Renaissance Art, then he earned his PhD in Italian Renaissance art history at UCLA in 2013. 

A star of film and stage, Dr. Weller holds a B.A. in Theatre from the University of North Texas and attended the American Academy of Dramatic Arts.  Dr. Weller is a member of the legendary Actors Studio.  Dr. Weller lives in Los Angeles with his wife Shari and son Teddy.  Dr. Weller is a champion for ocean conservation.

Photo:  Dr. Weller at home by Ash Adams

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