Heal the Bay Advancement

Dahnie Brandes

Advancement Director

Dahnie leads the advancement efforts at Heal the Bay, working to ensure the organization has the resources it requires to accomplish its mission. A native Angeleno, Dahnie is driven by his passions, both personally and professionally and is deeply committed to making an impact in his community. Raised with a deep love for the ocean, after graduating from UC Berkeley Dahnie volunteered on a remote Fijian island to help set up the country’s first marine protected area. Dahnie worked in education and spent five years as a regional development director at a national advocacy organization before bringing his professional talents to the beach. As an adult he has chosen to live in Venice, just steps from the ocean, to facilitate his long-distance swims, surfing, and playing in the water with his family. He brings that passion to Heal the Bay so that together, we can restore and preserve our oceans for generations to come.

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(310) 451-1500 x126