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.


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.