Our dedicated team here at the New Heaven Reef Conservation Program has always consisted of talented, passionate marine conservationists and biologists from all over the world. Each member brings with them a different dimension to the program and offers their support and insight into their expertise. The common thread between all of us is the passion we share for our planet's oceans, so join us and dive into our world.
Chad Scott is an accomplished marine biologist and is both the program's director and founder. He has championed the preservation of Koh Tao's ecosystems both in and out of the water even before he created the NHRCP back in 2007. He is somewhat of a living legend here, whether that be for his tireless drive to better both the island's ecosystem and community or his angry, adorable, little dog.
Pau Urgell has been with the NHRCP since 2013 and is dedicated to the preservation of Koh Tao's marine ecosystems. Pau is a man of many talents, working as the program's manager, graphic designer and musical maestro. He offers his services in both English, Catalan and Hot and Spicy Spanish Salsa.
Spencer Arnold has been working as a part of our team since 2014 and has proven himself to be the go to guy when it comes to building artificial reefs. With his creative eye and incredible talent, Spencer's amazing structures have now found a home in the program's own backyard, Chalok Baan Kao and several other bays around the island.
Kirsty Magson came to the program in 2015 and we're only just beginning to understand her. She speaks English with a thick northern accent and the language of the ocean as well. Kirsty is our resident Sea Turtle and shark expert and has worked tirelessly to preserve, study and protect the Blacktip Reef Shark populations and to ID the Whale Shark populations around the island.
Rahul Mehrotra has been working at the NHRCP since 2012 and is currently persuing a PhD of Marine Biology at Chulalongkorn University, in Bangkok. As one of the preeminent experts on Sea Slugs in the Gulf of Thailand, he is one of the program's leading scientific experts and returns to the program throughout his studies to continue on as the director of research, a marine conservation instructor, and the king of all that is slimey.
Robert Sevenster, a.k.a. Bob, has been a huge part of our program ever since he first joined us back in 2015. With his background in electrical engineer Bob has been able to apply his wealth of knowledge and expertise to our artificial reefs, bringing our reef conservation efforts into the 21st century through his developments of largely unexplored mineral accretion technologies. To sum up Bob in one paragraph would be an impossible task, as he falls somewhere between Mr. Miyagi - a wise meditative Kung Fu Master, and Doc from Back to the Future - an eccentric electric genius.
Tua Pru & Pocky
Our Heads of the Barketing Department - the dynamic duo Tua Pru and Pocky. One has made it onto our list of The Most Dangerous Animals of Koh Tao, whilst the other will do anything for a belly rub. We will let you figure out which is which.
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