Maui Nui Marine Resource Council Welcomes Chase Martin
KIHEI, HI – Maui Nui Marine Resource Council (MNMRC) is pleased to welcome its newest member to the team. Chase Martin joins the organization as Communications, Community Outreach, and Development Manager, filling the position previously occupied by Anne Rillero. After five years of bringing her expertise in marketing and community outreach and expanding MNMRC’s presence in the local community, Rillero retired at the end of July, but remains active in the Maui community.
Martin comes to MNMRC by way of Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego, where he spent nearly four years working to communicate the breadth of scientific research happening at Scripps. He brings expertise in social media, writing, website management, press relations, and outreach. Previously, he worked in communications roles for FishWise in Santa Cruz, Calif., and Conservation International in Washington, D.C. Martin holds a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism from the University of Georgia and a Masters of Advanced Studies in Marine Biodiversity and Conservation from Scripps.
“I’m thrilled to join Maui Nui Marine Resource Council and the local efforts to protect the islands’ natural resources,” said Martin. “I have much to learn in making this move but I’m looking forward to integrating myself into the community and the culture.”
Martin has a deep passion for the ocean, a characteristic that has been with him since his upbringing in the Southeast U.S., where he grew up fishing, beach combing, and exploring the coasts of southern Georgia and northern Florida. In his free time, Martin enjoys bodyboarding, freediving, cooking, and painting.
“Chase brings great communications experience to the team,” said Mike Fogarty, Executive Director of Maui Nui Marine Resource Council. “We’re excited to welcome him aboard and look forward to his work with us.”