We believe in a non-competitive, totally cooperative approach to life and business - grown from the inside out and continuously evolving.


We believe in the incredible power of open-source sharing of knowledge, experiences, practices and insights and draw upon the collective wisdom of our teachers, mentors, partners, colleagues:

Michael Stewart

Michael Stewart is a social entrepreneur focused on driving innovations in sustainable practices. Michael co-founded nonprofit Sustainable Surf to help transform the culture and business of surfing into a truly sustainable model - capable of inspiring positive behavioural lifestyle changes in individuals. Underlying all these intentions is Michael's lifelong passion for the surfing experience. Michael lives with his wife and young daughter just outside the foggiest part of San Fransisco, where he is constantly checking the swell forecast and seeking perfectly normal cup of (organic/shade-grown/fairly-traded/locally-roasted/single-cup dripped/awesome) coffee.

David Stover

Dave is a Co-Founder for Bureo Inc, a company focused on developing innovative solutions to ocean plastic pollution.  Dave has a strong background is financial analysis and lives near the coast in Los Angeles, CA.  Growing up in a small island community renowned for environmental conservation, Dave attributes his love for the ocean and appreciation of his surroundings to his unique upbringing.  Never leaving home without a surfboard, Dave travels extensively spreading the awareness of the Bureo efforts to global communities.