The COAST Team

Dr. Brain Lapointe

Dr. Brian Lapointe

is the Executive Director and Founder of COAST. He has conducted groundbreaking research on nutrients in coral reefs and pioneered nitrogen studies involving algal blooms. His studies have been published in more than 90 scientific papers and journals. He has also advised the EPA, NOAA and numerous foreign governments on the development of water-quality monitoring programs.

John November

is the Board Chairman and co-founder of COAST. Specializing in environmental, energy, and administrative law, he also serves as General Counsel along with managing COAST’s outreach and education programs.

John November
Carl Hampp

Carl Hampp

is COAST’s Director of Development. Previously, he served as the president of the Friends of Guana-Tolomata-Matanzas National Estuarine Research Reserve along with sitting on the board for Florida SeaGrant.

Adrian Smith

sits on the Board for COAST. He is also the Chief Executive Officer of The Woolton Group LLC, an international advisory group with offices in Florida and London. He is working on advisory projects that include renewable energy, clean technology, and immersive reality technology.

Adrian Smith