Meet our Team

Our dedication to the cause and our unique personalities combine to make every day one where we give everything we’ve got to move on step closer to a world where plastic pollution is unthinkable. We value our resilience to the ever changing nature of this work, and above all, our authenticity and being true to ourselves.

Core Team

From education to youth leadership, community engagement and supporting educator, we work hard to keep our programs evolving, relevant and high quality. Whether you’re a student, parent, educator or interested community member we’ll help you get involved.

Capt. Moore

Captain Charles Moore founded Algalita in 1994 with a vision of protecting our natural resources, from land to sea. At Algalita, we aim to take the Great Plastics Awakening he sparked nearly 20 years ago to the next level.


Youth Council

As an organization focusing on empowering the next generation of leaders, our youth council and Peer Advisors are integral to making sure our programs fit the needs of young people. From building our event programs to testing new curriculum to speaking on panels they prove to us over and over again that they are the most important part of our team.

Algalita South Pacific

We’ve just expanded the reach of our work through the founding a South Pacific chapter of Algalita. Founded by
Algalita’s Expedition Coordinator, Raquelle Devine, this international chapter builds on programs that Algalita offers in Southern California but within a context that is locally specific to Aotearoa, New Zealand.


Our desire for understanding true environmental responsibility at its core is something that will be passed on, generation after generation. 

– Katie Allen


Help us build our community by donating or sharing our resources with a teacher, young person or family member. Together, we can arrive at a future free of plastic pollution.


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