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Executive Director

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Dr. Enric Sala
Explorer-in-Residence and Executive Director
Enric Sala is the founder and leader of National Geographic’s Pristine Seas. His more than 130 scientific publications, dozens of popular articles, two books, and ten documentary films are widely recognized and used for conservation efforts worldwide. A former professor of marine ecology at the prestigious Scripps Institution of Oceanography, Sala now combines exploration, research, economics, policy, and media to help protect the last wild places in...
Dr. Enric Sala
 Explorer-in-Residence and Executive Director
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Enric Sala is the founder and leader of National Geographic’s Pristine Seas. His more than 130 scientific publications, dozens of popular articles, two books, and ten documentary films are widely recognized and used for conservation efforts worldwide. A former professor of marine ecology at the prestigious Scripps Institution of Oceanography, Sala now combines exploration, research, economics, policy, and media to help protect the last wild places in the ocean. Pristine Seas has already inspired the protection of over 4.5 million square kilometers in 13 of the largest marine reserves on the planet—and more are coming. Sala is a 2008 World Economic Forum Young Global Leader and a recipient of the 2013 Spanish Geographical Society Research Award, 2013 Explorers Club Lowell Thomas Award, and 2016 Crystal Compass Award from the Russian Geographical Society, among other distinctions. He is a fellow of the Royal Geographical Society, a board member at the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation and the National Aquarium, and an advisor on marine conservation to governments and international organizations.

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Expeditions and Science

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Paul Rose
Expedition Leader
Paul Rose
 Expedition Leader
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A man at the front line of exploration and one of the world’s most experienced science divers and polar travelers, Paul Rose has been helping scientists unlock global mysteries in the most remote and challenging regions of the planet for the past 30 years. Rose is vice president of the Royal Geographical Society and expedition leader of National Geographic Pristine Seas. He is an active explorer, a television and radio broadcaster, a field science expert, and a published author. He has been working in Antarctica and the Arctic every year since 1990. A popular and sought-after presenter, his television credits include the highly acclaimed BBC Oceans, Voyages of Discovery, Take One Museum, and Meltdown. He reports for BBC News and makes regular appearances on BBC Breakfast, current affairs programs, and Sky News. Rose was the base commander of Rothera Research Station, Antarctica, for the British Antarctic Survey for ten years and was awarded HM the Queen's Polar Medal. For his work with NASA and the Mars lander project on Mount Erebus, Antarctica, he was awarded the U.S. Polar Medal. A mountain has been named after him in Antarctica.

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Dr. Alan Friedlander
Chief Scientist
Dr. Alan Friedlander
 Chief Scientist
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Over the past 35 years Alan Friedlander has spent more than 10,000 hours underwater—from coral reefs to the Arctic and to depths of thousands of meters. He started his career in the early 1980s in the Kingdom of Tonga, where he worked on sustainable small-scale fisheries. Following this, he obtained an M.S. in oceanography from Old Dominion University working on offshore fisheries in Puerto Rico. He then worked for Territorial Fish and Wildlife and the National Park Service in the U.S. Virgin Islands, where he conducted research on coral reefs and fisheries throughout the Caribbean. As chief scientist for National Geographic Pristine Seas, Friedlander  leads research efforts to help understand and conserve the last wild places in the ocean. His work on marine conservation ranges from small-scale, community-managed areas to some of the largest protected areas on the planet. He  has produced 175 scientific publications and numerous popular articles, which are widely recognized and used for science and conservation. He is also currently director of the Fisheries Ecology Research Lab at the University of Hawaii. Friedlander  received his Ph.D. from the University of Hawaii and was a National Research Council postdoctoral associate with the Pacific Fisheries Environmental Lab in Monterey, California. He is a fellow of the Royal Geographical Society and a 2006 Duke University Distinguished Conservation Scholar.

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Dave McAloney
Dive Medical Technician and Dive Safety Officer
Dave McAloney
 Dive Medical Technician and Dive Safety Officer
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Dave McAloney is a dive medical technician and dive safety officer for National Geographic Pristine Seas. He operates the hyperbaric chambers used on expeditions and is responsible for all diving gas systems. McAloney has worked with underwater systems for 29 years and has been a master scuba instructor since 1989 and a rebreather diver for many systems since 2005. He is a certified manned-submersible pilot, with over 2,000 hours, including submarine rescue systems worldwide for seven Navy groups, ROV pilot, offshore superintendent, yacht master, and electrical engineer. He was born in Australia, grew up diving and exploring the Great Barrier Reef, and currently lives in the United Kingdom.

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Dr. Enrique “Kike” Ballesteros
Marine Ecologist
Dr. Enrique “Kike” Ballesteros
 Marine Ecologist
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Enrique “Kike” Ballesteros is a field naturalist whose interests are focused in marine and freshwater ecosystems. Based at the Centre d’Estudis Avançats de Blanes-CSIC in Spain, he has primarily studied the Mediterranean region, although his passion for nature has enabled him to travel around the world. He specializes in seaweed and seagrass taxonomy and ecology and has a deep understanding of marine invertebrates. His main subjects of research include habitat mapping and description, the effects of introduced species on ecosystems, seaweed ecology, and the long-term monitoring of benthic communities. As a long-time colleague of Enric Sala, Ballesteros has been engaged with Pristine Seas since its inception, and his main role on expeditions is to describe benthic assemblages. Ballesteros believes that observation is central to understanding nature, and he always prefers to go diving than to sit in front of a computer. However, he is also a prolific writer and has authored several books on marine algae, mushrooms (one of his hobbies), and the biology and ecology of marine Mediterranean ecosystems. His book Marine Wildlife of the Mediterranean (2015) has been translated to Spanish, French, Turkish, Dutch, and Catalan. He has contributed to more than 300 research papers, books, and book chapters.

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Michael Fay
National Geographic Explorer-in-Residence
Michael Fay
 National Geographic Explorer-in-Residence
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Mike Fay rose to the fore in exploration and conservation in 1997, when he walked 2,000 miles across an unexplored intact forest corridor in the East African country of Gabon. His documentation of trees, wildlife, and human impact led to the protection of an incredible 11,000 square miles of that country. This work inspired Enric Sala to lead comparable expeditions underwater for the protection of the sea. Since then, Fay has participated in many Pristine Seas expeditions, exploring and documenting life and human impacts on the islands around which the other team members dive. Having also performed the 2004 Megaflyover of Africa and the 2008 Redwood Transect, Fay has now returned to Gabon, where he is engaged in helping the government to stop illegal fishing and to establish the marine protected areas named as a result of the 2012 Pristine Seas expedition. This expedition explored Gabon’s coastal waters, doing for the ocean what was done for its forests 15 years earlier.

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Pelayo Salinas de León
Conservation Scientist
Pelayo Salinas de León
 Conservation Scientist
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Pelayo Salinas de León is a marine ecologist with a keen interest in marine protected areas, shark ecology, and science communication. Currently he is a Pristine Seas conservation scientist and a senior marine ecologist with the Charles Darwin Foundation for the Galápagos Islands. His research and conservation efforts around Darwin and Wolf Islands in the north of the Galápagos played a pivotal role in inspiring the Ecuadorian government to create a 40,000-square-kilometer no-take marine sanctuary, which will protect the largest global shark biomass recorded to date and unique deep-water seamount ecosystems. While on expedition with Pristine Seas, Pelayo serves as part of the science team, using remote camera systems to quantify the diversity and abundance of large predatory fishes and sharks. This information will contribute to a global effort to inform conservation actions for this highly threatened group of species. Pelayo is based in the Galápagos islands, where he conducts applied research to inform sustainable artisanal fisheries management, document the biodiversity of seamount ecosystems, and understand the ecology of highly migratory shark species in the tropical eastern Pacific. In 2010, Pelayo was awarded his Ph.D. from Victoria University in Wellington, New Zealand. Prior to fulfilling his childhood dream of working in the Galápagos, Pelayo was involved in several research and conservation projects in Spain, Indonesia, New Zealand, and Cuba.

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Juan Mayorga
Marine Data Scientist
Juan Mayorga
 Marine Data Scientist
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Juan Mayorga is a marine data scientist, conservationist, and aspiring explorer dedicated to making a difference in the way we protect, manage, and value our oceans. Born and raised in Bogotá, Colombia, where he earned undergraduate degrees in environmental engineering, biology, and management from the Universidad de Los Andes, Mayorga soon left the mountains to follow his true passion. Since then, his career path has taken him from sailing across the Pacific Ocean studying suitable conditions for tuna to exploring deep-sea hydrothermal vents aboard the E/V Nautilus. In 2016, as a Latin American Fisheries Fellow, Mayorga earned his master’s degree from the Bren School of Environmental Science and Management at the University of California, Santa Barbara. For his master's thesis, Mayorga worked with Pristine Seas and professor Christopher Costello to conduct an economic valuation of sharks for the Galápagos tourism industry and developed a bio-economic analysis that informed the creation of the new Darwin and Wolf Marine Sanctuary. Currently, Mayorga is leading the collaboration between Pristine Seas and Global Fishing Watch to harness the power of satellites and big data to support marine conservation. By tracking fishing activity around the globe, at very high resolution and in near real time, Global Fishing Watch is allowing us to transparently analyze trade-offs between conservation and fisheries, highlight threats to unique marine environments, and identify new opportunities for conservation.

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Policy and Communications

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Kalee Kreider
Director of Strategic Communications
Kalee Kreider
 Director of Strategic Communications
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Kalee Kreider has 20 years of public relations, marketing, and policy experience specializing in the environment, technology, sustainable business, the media, and politics. Currently, she serves as communications director for the National Geographic Society and special adviser to the United Nations Foundation. Prior to that she worked for nearly seven years as environmental adviser and communications director for former Vice President Al Gore. In that capacity she helped in the research and marketing of three best-selling books, an Oscar-winning film, and a top-selling app for the iPhone and iPad. She worked as a spokesperson and managed a broad communications portfolio and liaising with executives at Apple, Google, Current, Generation Investment Management, and Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers. Kreider also assisted with the slideshow that served as the basis for An Inconvenient Truth.

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Dan Myers
Manager, International Policy
Dan Myers
 Manager, International Policy
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Dan Myers is the international policy manager for National Geographic Pristine Seas. In this role, Myers works in tandem with governments and civil society to ensure that conservation is appropriately considered in the development of national and regional policy. Myers has an extensive background in environmental policy and communications. Prior to National Geographic, he served as assistant director of communications for former Vice President Al Gore in support of his efforts to build awareness and promote solutions to the global climate crisis. In addition to providing strategic communications support, Myers served as a primary researcher for Vice President Gore and assisted in coordinating numerous international climate events. Myers graduated from Dickinson College with a bachelor's degree in environmental studies. He currently lives in Washington, D.C.

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Alex Muñoz
Director of Policy, Latin America
Alex Muñoz
 Director of Policy, Latin America
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Alex Muñoz is Pristine Seas director for Latin America. Previously, he was Oceana’s vice president for Chile. He has been the driving force behind the most important ocean policy changes in Chile, including establishing the Nazca-Desventuradas Marine Park, the largest no-take zone in the Americas (in partnership with Pristine Seas), and Motu Motiro Hiva Marine Park around Salas y Gómez island, the second largest no-take zone in the Americas (also in partnership with Pristine Seas); protecting all of Chile’s 117 seamounts from bottom trawling; reforming Chile’s fisheries law to require science-based quotas; stopping coal-fired power plants from destroying the marine habitat and fishers’ livelihood; protecting vast areas of Patagonia from salmon farming; establishing the first regulations to reduce antibiotic use in Chilean salmon aquaculture; and banning shark finning in the country. Muñoz received a law degree from the University of Chile and a master's degree in international and comparative law from the George Washington University. He has specialized in environmental law, international human rights law, transparency, and anticorruption.

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Tatiana Shalygina
Director of Policy, Russia
Tatiana Shalygina
 Director of Policy, Russia
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Tatiana Shalygina represents National Geographic Pristine Seas in Russia. She works with Russian authorities, decision-makers, local scientific institutions, environmental organizations, and media in areas of conservation and environmental protection. Shalygina has extensive experience in communications and has been with National Geographic for ten years. Until 2016 Shalygina was the director of National Geographic magazine in Russia and made a sufficient input in attracting the attention of the wider community to ecological issues, as well as the beauty and richness of world nature.

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Operations

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Patrick Hare
Director of Operations
Patrick Hare
 Director of Operations
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Patrick Hare serves as the director of operations for National Geographic Pristine Seas, where he leads special projects and oversees the operational, financial, and administrative activities of the program. From the Atlas Mountains of Morocco to Everglades National Park to the Vatican catacombs or even the Mariana Trench, Hare has supervised and produced expeditions, media, and events for National Geographic and other iconic organizations, including Smithsonian, Discovery, PBS, the National Park Service, and the Sundance Institute. Hare graduated from James Madison University with a degree in media arts and design and is a National News & Documentary Emmy recipient (Outstanding Individual Achievement in Research) for his contribution to the National Geographic Channel documentary Can the Gulf Survive? He is a member of the Producer’s Guild of America.

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Tatiana Faramarzi
Program Specialist
Tatiana Faramarzi
 Program Specialist
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Tatiana Faramarzi is the program specialist for National Geographic Pristine Seas. In this role, she supports Pristine Seas expeditions and leads the project’s digital media activities. Prior to joining the National Geographic Society, Faramarzi worked in Galicia, Spain, as an educational fellow with Spain’s Ministry of Education. She also worked with and now serves on the board of advisors of La Ceiba microfinance institution, which focuses on designing and implementing economic and educational service programs for communities in northwestern Honduras. Faramarzi graduated from the University of Mary Washington with a bachelor’s degree in international affairs and a minor in economics, and studied Latin American political economies at the University of Belgrano in Buenos Aires.

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Sam Mandl
Program Coordinator
Sam Mandl
 Program Coordinator
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Sam Mandl is the program coordinator for National Geographic’s Pristine Seas. In this role he supports expedition planning, digital media management, and program logistics. After completing a marine biology field course on the Great Barrier Reef, Mandl recognized the need to celebrate and promote the critical ecological services and incredible aesthetic qualities of the ocean. He has since strived to aid in protecting and restoring marine and coastal resources while encouraging public awareness of ocean issues. Prior to joining Pristine Seas, Mandl worked in science communication, public outreach, and education. He graduated from Dickinson College with a bachelor’s degree in biology and currently lives in Washington, D.C.  

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Media

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Neil Gelinas
Executive Producer
Neil Gelinas
 Executive Producer
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As an executive producer, Neil Gelinas is responsible for all of Pristine Seas’ production and leads the media team. He has worked with Enric Sala for over seven years, beginning as an editor for Shark Island and expanding his roles to expedition cameraman, producer, and executive producer as the project grew. Additionally, Gelinas is producing a feature documentary for National Geographic’s Okavango Wilderness Project. Prior to his work with Pristine Seas, he spent five years with JWM Productions, where his credits included producing, shooting, and editing for the Discovery Channel series Treasure Quest. With National Geographic, he has worked on various broadcast programs in addition to his involvement with Pristine Seas.

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Scott Ressler
Senior Producer
Scott Ressler
 Senior Producer
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Scott Ressler is a senior producer and has been with the Pristine Seas media team since 2013. He has filmed and produced documentaries for expeditions to New Caledonia, Mozambique, and Rapa Iti, in addition to creating policy videos and graphics spanning all of Pristine Seas’ interests. He is currently working on The Last Ice, an original Pristine Seas feature-length documentary about the effects of Arctic sea ice loss on human and animal populations. Ressler has worked in television and documentary for over 13 years, producing, shooting, and editing content for A&E, History Channel, Discovery Channel, VH1, WB, CW, Fox, Al Jazeera, Nat Geo WILD, National Geographic Channel International, and more. He is a graduate of the S.I. Newhouse School of Communications at Syracuse University with a degree in film production focusing on documentary and screenwriting.

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Brian Newell
Editor and Producer
Brian Newell
 Editor and Producer
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Brian Newell is an editor, writer, and producer working for National Geographic Pristine Seas team. Brian grew up in the suburbs of Washington D.C., where he nurtured an unhealthy love of film, working summers at Blockbuster Video and taking film classes at the Potomac School and Connecticut College. He graduated with a B.A. in film studies from Connecticut College in 2005 and jumped into the world of documentary television postproduction shortly thereafter. Around 2010 he started editing for television full-time. After making the rounds as a freelancer editing shows for History, Discovery, Travel Channel, PBS, and others, he joined the National Geographic Pristine Seas team in 2014, writing and editing documentary films and shorts about ocean conservation. In his free time he also dabbles in screenwriting and has edited a couple of award-winning fiction films, Ad Noctum (2011) and A Wheel Out of Kilter (2015).

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Manu San Félix
Underwater Cinematographer
Manu San Félix
 Underwater Cinematographer
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Manu San Félix is a videographer, photographer, advanced diver, and marine biologist who has studied the Mediterranean monk seal, loggerhead turtles, and Posidonia seagrass for many years. A diver since 1981, San Félix is now an instructor for all major diving techniques, including rebreather diving. San Félix currently serves as the director of underwater photography/videography for Pristine Seas and has participated in 24 ocean expeditions with National Geographic since 2009. He has logged over 12,000 dives and holds many instructor specialties, including rebreather. A professional photographer since 1988, San Félix has had his works published in National Geographic magazine, Mondo Sommerso, GEO, and Tauchen. He was awarded Wildlife Photographer of the Year (London, 2003) and won the Golden Diver at the 32nd World Underwater Picture Festival (Antibes, France, 2005).

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Averi Gray
Line Producer
Averi Gray
 Line Producer
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As a line producer for the National Geographic Society, Averi Gray is responsible for the daily film and media operations of Pristine Seas, Okavango, and other NGS productions and provides project support across several society initiatives. Gray has an extensive background in project, production, and postproduction management at National Geographic Television. She has served in a variety of roles with several current members of the Pristine Seas unit, managing early Pristine Seas productions such as Secrets of the Mediterranean and Shark Island. Prior to that Averi worked at WETA/Channel 26 in the Cultural Affairs Department in program development and production, earning a National News & Documentary Emmy nomination for her role as researcher on a documentary about singer Marian Anderson. Gray received her bachelor's degree in speech communication from the University of Maryland and is married, with a daughter in high school and a stepson. She currently lives in Bowie, Maryland.

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Alex Verville
Producer
Alex Verville
 Producer
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Alexandra Verville is a video producer who has worked with National Geographic for almost ten years. She has a wide variety of experience producing for television, digital media, and independent documentaries and has a passion for storytelling about science, conservation, and communities. In her role with Pristine Seas, she field produces and edits videos about the team's expeditions, including a recent expedition to Tristan da Cunha—the most remote inhabited island on the planet. Prior to joining Pristine Seas, she worked on productions for PBS, Frontline, and Smithsonian. Verville received a bachelor’s degree in film studies from Wesleyan University, with a focus on documentary filmmaking and anthropology.

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Jon Betz
Cinematographer and Producer
Jon Betz
 Cinematographer and Producer
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Jon Betz is a cinematographer and producer specializing in science and natural history storytelling. Filming for National Geographic since 2010, Betz has covered stories in 25 countries across the globe, including subjects such as steppe wolves in Mongolia, paleontology expeditions in the Arctic, and cutting-edge health research in Madagascar. Originally trained as a biologist, Betz is passionate about the natural world and is an avid scuba diver and outdoorsman. As a cinematographer he has broad experience across diverse areas of production, from commercial and political work to feature documentaries. Always willing to push the limits to tell the most compelling and cinematic story, Betz has found himself face-to-face with tigers in India, on an island covered with snakes in northern China, wading through croc-inhabited waters in Botswana, and, of course, diving with sharks. Betz has worked as a field producer and cinematographer on five Pristine Seas expeditions since 2016. His work has also been featured by Smithsonian, Discovery, and Animal Planet.

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Steve Spence
Associate Producer and Equipment Manager
Steve Spence
 Associate Producer and Equipment Manager
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Steve Spence is an associate producer and equipment manager for the National Geographic Society’s Pristine Seas media team. He specializes in preproduction and production and has been with the team since early 2015. Spence’s international production experience spans six continents. From exploring remote tropical islands in the South Pacific to sledding on ice flows in northern Greenland, his passion is capturing the natural world on camera. Spence received his bachelor’s degree in television production from Western Kentucky University and is completing his M.F.A. in wildlife film production from Montana State University.

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Sam Deleon
Associate Producer
Sam Deleon
 Associate Producer
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Samuel Deleon has been an associate producer and assistant editor for National Geographic Pristine Seas since 2016. He primarily works in postproduction for all Pristine Seas documentaries and is also assisting with Last Ice, a feature-length documentary. Deleon is well-versed in production and postproduction. His experience includes feature films, documentaries, reality TV, commercials, and education, and he has a passion for telling stories and creating educational content. He received his bachelor of science degree in film and television production from Full Sail University. He has worked with National Geographic for the past four years.

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Kaya Ensor
Associate Producer and Assistant Editor
Kaya Ensor
 Associate Producer and Assistant Editor
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Kaya Ensor is an associate producer and assistant editor for the National Geographic Society. She divides her time between Pristine Seas expeditions and film shoots and working on a feature-length film about the Okavango Delta basin. She has extensive international experience, including a three-month expedition in traditional dugout canoes through Angola, Namibia, and Botswana, where she worked as a camera assistant, second camera, and media manager for National Geographic's Okavango Wilderness Project 2015 megatransect. Prior to National Geographic, Ensor was an analyst for the Central Intelligence Agency. She received her bachelor's degree from the University of Pennsylvania, where she majored in English literature and European history and minored in art history. She currently lives in Washington, D.C.

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Jack Kirby
Production Coordinator
Jack Kirby
 Production Coordinator
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Jack Kirby is a production coordinator for the Pristine Seas media team at the National Geographic Society. Since joining the team in August 2016, Kirby has coordinated expeditions and shoots in northern Greenland, Africa, South America, and remote islands around the globe. His first foray into environmental filmmaking took place early on in his career at PBS, where he developed agricultural content for broadcast in the state of Montana. His love for pristine wilderness environments grew out of summers spent guiding canoe trips in the Boundary Waters of Minnesota and winters exploring the Rocky Mountain backcountry of Montana and Wyoming. He received his bachelor’s degree in film production and photography from Montana State University.

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Remote Imaging

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Eric Berkenpas
Senior Director of Remote Imaging
Eric Berkenpas
 Senior Director of Remote Imaging
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Eric Berkenpas is the senior director of Remote Imaging, an engineering and field support group at the National Geographic Society. He received his bachelor of science in electrical engineering from South Dakota State University and a master of science in electrical engineering from the University of Maine. He has previously worked at an engineering consulting company developing undersea systems for clients such as General Atomics and Phoenix International. In 2007, Berkenpas accepted a position as lead electrical engineer and later director of Remote Imaging. Under his leadership Remote Imaging has created and fielded innovative one-of-a-kind tools to support National Geographic initiatives such as Pristine Seas. Projects include a camera system for collecting imagery from the perspective of marine animals, some of the first aerial photographic drones used by National Geographic, and a camera system for capturing imagery from the deepest locations in the ocean. His work supporting National Geographic media groups with technology for the deep and in the air has taken him around the globe—from Easter Island, Chile, to the Valley of the Kings, Egypt—and has contributed to National Geographic magazine stories and television series.

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Alan Turchik
Mechanical Engineer
Alan Turchik
 Mechanical Engineer
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Alan Turchik is a mechanical engineer with National Geographic's Remote Imaging team. As one of four engineers on the team, Turchik designs specialized equipment to assist National Geographic explorers, collaborating researchers, and photographers in capturing images and data about our world. Turchik joined the team a little over five years ago, after receiving a B.S. in mechanical engineering from the University of California, San Diego. He has played a lead role in the design of several of Remote Imaging’s tools, such as camera traps to capture candid imagery of wildlife, autonomous ocean vehicles that travel to the deepest parts of the ocean, and remote sensing archaeological tools. Since joining the team, he has been deploying these devices on dozens of expeditions across the globe, from the Middle East to the middle of the Pacific. He has been featured on several National Geographic shows and Internet shorts.

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Charles (Mike) Shepard
Senior Mechanical Engineer
Charles (Mike) Shepard
 Senior Mechanical Engineer
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Mike Shepard is a senior mechanical engineer who has worked for the Remote Imaging department at National Geographic for the past 15 years. Over his tenure, he has lead and supported numerous field missions, designed and co-developed deep-water camera systems and lighting equipment that have imaged the deepest parts of the ocean, and traveled to the farthest parts of the globe. Shepard has extensive experience working with scientists, academics, and field practitioners to support cutting-edge research and field studies to better understand ocean life and terrestrial animals. He has designed and built several versions of National Geographic’s Crittercam, which videos animals from their own perspective. He is honored to work with the Pristine Seas program to help conserve the ocean for future generations and further support their global research efforts. His previous work includes development of hybrid electric/off-road vehicles as part of the George Washington University engineering school program. He earned the Design Engineering Award for the class of 2003 at GWU.

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Brad Henning
Electrical Engineer
Brad Henning
 Electrical Engineer
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Brad Henning is an electrical engineer for the National Geographic Society's Remote Imaging engineering team. His primary role is to design electrical hardware and software systems that the group uses to produce custom imaging and lighting equipment. His work has led him around the world on scientific expeditions and photographic assignments with scientists, explorers, photographers, and filmmakers. He received a B.S. in electrical engineering from South Dakota State University in 2012. During his time there, he also worked as a research assistant with the SDSU Satellite Image Processing Laboratory. His research involved characterizing performance aspects of the OLI multispectral imaging sensor on-board Landsat-8.

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