The Rob Stewart Sharkwater Foundation is committed to protecting sharks, our ecosystems and our oceans. Our Fin-Free and Shark Free campaigns bring awareness to issues facing sharks and oceans and inspire action. Rob believed that one person can make a difference and together we can bring positive change: “Conservation is the preservation of human life on earth. And that, above all else is worth fighting for.” Our mission is to create the tools required to engage others in educating our communities worldwide.
For over 15 years Lana has served in various non-profit roles, including her five years as National Manager at SeaChoice. She is deeply committed to organizing and mobilizing communities to implement solutions for a just and sustainable future.
Her passion paired with her experience in community engagement has proven to scale impact and create lasting change.
Lana is also an experienced noisemaker who loves to amplify inspirational stories of hope. Her children give her a daily purpose to do good in this world.
Playing in tidal pools with my children, hiking with my Rhodesian Ridgeback, gardening with my husband, trail running, and seeing the beauty of the world through my camera.
The epaulette shark fascinates me as these little creatures can walk (slowly) on their pectoral fins to forage in tidal pools!
With a background in media and marketing, Quinn brings creativity to the table to produce digital content that engages and educates communities. Quinn’s passion for shark and ocean conservation motivates her to find solutions for a more sustainable world.
Learning to surf, competing in powerlifting, travelling to new cities and countries, and spending quality time with my family and friends.
Favourite Rob Memory:
When I was 11 years old, our class watched Rob’s second film, “Revolution.” While watching and being mesmerized, I recognized the giant model shark being trailered in the movie because it had sat in the driveway of my neighbours’ house for years. I put the pieces together and realized that Rob lived just a few doors down from me all along. I wrote a letter to Rob to tell him how inspirational and moving his film was, and after dropping off my note, I was gifted with signed posters and books from Rob that I still hold near and dear to my heart. Rob is my hero and I am honoured that I can now help to continue his legacy.