Local environmentalist with a passion for our ocean, beaches and animals. Manuel has served numerous non-profit organizations with his first experience serving as the Vice President and President on the Board of Directors for the Boys and Girls Club of America, Valencia County.
Projects during his terms include raising over $50K and several after school programs for teens in need.
Currently, Manuel is the Blue Water Task Force (BWTF) Chairman for the Surfrider Foundation, Huntington/Seal Beach Chapter and has served as a core volunteer since 2007. As BWTF Chair, Manuel has raised close to $40K writing grants, and funded a Water Testing Education Program. This program places water testing lab equipment, scientific procedures, and data analysis in the hands of high school students at local schools. The BWTF is opening the second Water Testing Education Lab in a Huntington Beach school.
Blue Water Task Force