Heirs To Our Oceans is Seeking a Full-Time Contractor as Director of Resource Mobilization and Sustainability.

Nousheen Eslambolchi has more than 20 years of experience in the Tech and Medical Device industries. She recently joined the team at Visby Medical in the fight against Covid-19 and other infectious diseases. Prior Nousheen was Director of Innovation at eBay leading a 2000+ employee Innovation Program, an incubator for groundbreaking ideas, and the place where participants could shape the future of eBay with a project they believe in. Prior to that, she led the design, development, and manufacturing of Boston Scientific’s Endoscopic Vessel Harvesting device. Nousheen is passionate about inspiring youth to think about our planet’s most pressing needs and instill the belief that they can make a difference. She is involved with several organizations and programs that provide education and opportunities to youth to create a better world for their generation and beyond.

Memory Zonde-Kachambwa is the Executive Director at the African Women’s Development and Communication Network, or FEMNET. Memory is a pan African feminist, gender and women’s rights activist with over 18 years’ experience developing, managing and implementing programs promoting women and girls rights regionally and globally.   A seasoned cross cultural thought leader and strategist bridging national, regional, global women’s rights networks with policy leaders. She is a board member of the award–winning UNESCO Female Students Support Network Trust in Zimbabwe, which assists young women in tertiary institutions in fighting gender based violence. She is a coach and mentor for young women across the continent of Africa and has helped in founding several organizations. Memory was named by Apolitical among the top 100 women in gender policy in 2019, she is a SheDecides champion, and Memory is a member of the UN Women Civil society advisory group for the #GenerationEqualityForum.

April Peebler has been an advocate for ecological and social justice since she was a young adult. While in Palau in 1997 during law school on an overseas externship working with Senate Legal Counsel, she learned quickly about the atrocities that our oceans face due to human impact as she witnessed first-hand the harms of unsustainable fishing practices by world powers. When her two young children were ready to enter school, April became concerned with the lack of meaningful education available as schools were not preparing youth for the perils humanity would face.

 She therefore stepped out of practicing law and develop a learning model using interdisciplinary studies in which all core subjects and real-world skill-building tied into a theme based on solving a problem the next generation would inherit. In a group-learning environment, children were taught through shared-learning, as kids inspire kids, and through project-based, hands-on, and “in-the-field” lessons often guided by specialists for various disciplines and experiences. The learning model developed in 2010 became the basis of Heirs To Our Oceans education applied to its summit, retreats and other direct services for youth. In founding Heirs To Our Oceans with her family, April believes whole-heartedly that the answer to the survivability of humanity is to connect in purpose across human-created barriers — the purpose being protecting the life-line sources of our shared water planet — and to elevate the voices, education and opportunities for those who are most vulnerably situated, experiencing first-hand the world’s crises, and to turn to indigenous ecological, leadership and value systems as solutions. April’s and her family’s commitment to holistic education and health for the world’s youth formed the pillars of Heirs to Our Oceans, as the whole benefits when all are cared for.

Charley Peebler is a 16-year old independent learner who is passionate about saving our oceans and waterways. In 2016 she and her sister founded Heirs To Our Oceans (H2OO), a global movement started from the ground up to empower youth to take a stand against the crises our Blue Planet faces and to position themselves as leaders in ocean and water conservation and in climate action. Charley’s focus areas of study and research include coral and deep sea habitats and the human impacts that affect them as well as derelict fishing gear and ghost fishing, unsustainable fishing practices, and issues in recycling plastics.

As an Heir, Charley speaks regularly – locally, nationally and internationally — about the ocean and waterway crises and the climate crisis that her generation faces. She speaks on panels, she presents to youth and adults alike in many forums, she speaks in media interviews, she facilitates hands-on workshops and she speaks to lawmakers – local, state and federal – urging for policy change to protect the planet she and her generation are inheriting. In 2018 Charley testified before the Pacific Fisheries Management Council about how bottom trawls are harming deep sea coral. Thereafter, in a “landmark decision”, the Council protected 140,000 square miles of deep sea off the US West Coast. As an Heir and as a youth ambassador to Paul Nicklen and Cristina Mittermeier’s SeaLegacy, Charley appeared before the California State Senate’s Natural Resources and Water Committee in 2018 to share why for her generation it is important to support SB1017 and ban drift nets that harm so many marine mammals. Thereafter, the Committee voted in support of the bill 7-2 and the Governor since signed it into law. Charley also plays as active role in the Heirs’ global movement supporting H2OO’s Int’l SEAL (Summit for Empowerment, Action & Leadership) each year. Charley also created H2OO Hair Potions, a shampoo line made of all-natural and organic ingredients sold in a reusable non-plastic container.

Charley formed and is Chair of the Ocean Climate Action Plan Youth Advisory Council and a member of the US Youth Advisory Council to the UN Ocean Decade.

Brad Peebler worked on products that started the desktop video revolution in the 90s and then started his own company in the early 2000s in the 3D graphics market. Today he directs a special projects group at Apple, Inc.

Brad has always been passionate about education and loves working with the youth of Heirs To Our Oceans, where he shares his expertise in VR creation, video editing, audio recording, photography, public speaking, and 3D graphics.

In 2016 Brad worked with the Heirs to produce a short VR film based on the poem “Swept Under the Waves”, the film went on to win Best Live Action Documentary at the 2017 Computer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas. At H2OO SEAL 2017 and 2018 he taught international groups of Heirs how to use GoPros, VR technology and video editing software to make documentary films about human impacts on our oceans and waterways, so they could share their concerns and ideas with the world.

April has been an advocate for ecological and social justice since she was a young adult. While in Palau in 1997 during law school on an overseas externship working with Senate Legal Counsel, she learned quickly about the atrocities that our oceans face due to human impact as she witnessed first-hand the harms of unsustainable fishing practices by world powers.

In 2017 When her two young children were ready to enter school, April became concerned with the lack of meaningful education available as schools were not preparing youth for the perils humanity would face. She therefore stepped out of practicing law and develop a learning model using interdisciplinary studies in which all core subjects and real-world skill-building tied into a theme based on solving a problem the next generation would inherit. In a group-learning environment, children were taught through shared-learning, as kids inspire kids, and through project-based, hands-on, and “in-the-field” lessons often guided by specialists for various disciplines and experiences. The learning model developed in 2010 became the basis of Heirs To Our Oceans education applied to its summit, retreats and other direct services for youth. April applies her background in law and as a progressive educator to steer the vision and mission of Heirs to Our Oceans. As a mother, April’s passion and commitment to the next generation and the health of their water planet is tireless and resolute.  


Lidia is a design student focused on Product and UX Design. Inspired to make a difference in the world, Lidia aims to one day build platforms that will help elevate the public’s need. Lidia has been exposed to various business roles through her career, which has honed her communication and mentorship skills as she values true team collaboration.

Lidia attended H2OO SEAL 2021 in a unique dual role, as both an assistant counselor and a participant, which inspired her to delve more deeply into H2OO’s programs. Lidia enjoys capturing nature images that are soothing with a simple message: Beauty. Lidia believes that beauty is often lost from the day-to-day world we all live in and that showing and knowing the true beauty of things will not only help us value what is beyond our own, but to want to protect it.

Emily graduated from UCSB with a multi-disciplinary background in economics and environmental science in 2017. Thereafter she moved to Australia where she worked as a volunteer for the Nature Conservation Council of New South Wales, attending public meetings to represent the council’s interests in stopping the degradation of Kosciusko National Parks water resources and forming and managing grant agreements.

Emily served with AmeriCorps, Montana Conservation Corps, and the United States Forest Service as a leader in conserving Custer Gallatin National Forest which borders the northern end of Yellowstone National Park. Emily is motivated to enrich the long-term health and wellbeing of Earth and all its inhabitants by supporting youth-empowered conservation movements worldwide.

Cathy is a science communicator and informal educator native to Key Largo, Florida, and born to Cuban immigrants. She graduated from Florida International University (FIU) with a background in marine science, environmental sustainability, and entrepreneurship. She is currently pursuing a master’s degree in biology at FIU. Her research focuses on environmental education throughout Yucatec Maya communities in Quintana Roo, Mexico.

For the last seven years, she has worked with Florida International University’s Aquarius Reef Base conducting science communication, education, administration, and outreach. She has also worked with Pisces VI Deep-Sea Submarine, Mystic Aquarium, the National Park Service, the University of Rhode Island Inner Space Center, and Oceana. Cathy is effectively applying her skills in science communication, education, and outreach to develop a middle school curriculum with Heirs to Our Oceans and to support the growing youth movement.