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Gael Gaetjens

Co-founder, Executive Director

Gael firmly believes that a healthy natural environment is fundamental to the local economy and is a vital part of why people travel to destinations like Northern Haiti. He co-founded the Haiti Ocean Conservancy (formerly Amiga Island Ecological Foundation) with his brother Stephan to safeguard environmental resources and spread awareness about the critically endangered species of Haiti.

 
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Stephan Gaetjens

Co-founder, Chief of Operations

Born and raised in Haiti, Stephan was introduced to the ocean at a very young age. Learning to dive from his grandfather Jean-Claude, Stephan witnessed the dramatic decline in local marine biodiversity and resolved to make a difference. Working with his brother Gael, he co-founded the Haiti Ocean Conservancy in 2015 in order to build awareness and start an active coral restoration project.