KEY PEOPLE

Pure Professionalism

Our dedicated team of experienced professionals are always on the ball, utilizing their unique skills and passion to move the work of our Nonprofit Organization forward. We’re always pushing ourselves to stay ahead of the curve and striving to perfect our programs. Meet some of our incredible leaders below.

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AJ CARUSO

 CEO / President

I was fortunate enough to grow up spending my summers on the beach. At a young age, I grew a strong love for the ocean, constantly surfing, fishing, swimming, always in the ocean. As I got older I started appreciating the ocean a lot more. When eligible I went after my dream job as a lifeguard for the Wildwood Crest Beach Patrol. Year after year of being a guard I go to first-hand witness the pollution problem on our beaches. Throughout the years I’ve seen the problem grow worse and worse, to the point where there would be trash floating up to my stand on the incoming tides, I would witness beachgoers leaving their trash on the beach as they headed home. I thought to myself could this problem grow much worse? You look at awareness about this problem starting to grow on all different spots of the world, there’s trash everywhere...literally. Five years lifeguarding, five summers too many of letting this problem prolong. I organized Love Blue with some of my surfer and lifeguard friends who shared the same connection with God’s greatest gift. Together we hope to spread awareness about ocean/beach pollution, remove as much trash as we possibly can, and open the eyes of everyone around the world so that we can change the route our Earth is headed. We want to set up a brighter, cleaner, and safer future for all life.


Coastal Carolina University: Bussiness Management

Phone Number: (484)-326-4461

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SEAN LAVENDER

External Vice President

An entrepreneur by day, ice cream fanatic by night. Surfer, outdoorsmen, and adventurer. A good leader can do the right thing while others are looking but a great leader does the right thing while no one is looking. I believe in hard work and good people coming together for a greater good. That is why it is such an honor to be apart of the Love Blue. A group of like-minded and good-hearted people willing to work to protect the place we love most, for us and our future generations.


Stockton University: Environmental Scientist

Phone Number: (609)-579-9821

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NICK MILLIO

Internal Vice President

I have spent every summer of my life in Wildwood, NJ. At a young age, I realized I had a strong affinity for the ocean. I fell in love with spending time in the water and gained a great level of respect for nature. I enjoy swimming, surfing, boating - anything and everything related to the ocean. At the age of 17, I secured my childhood dream job as a beach lifeguard, which is where I began to see the problems facing nature firsthand. I felt a sense of duty to protect the ocean and all that lives within it. Through creating and expanding Love Blue, the team and I have been blessed to work towards our collective goal of keeping our oceans beautiful and safe. The community support for this organization continuously deepens my passion for protecting our oceans and beaches. Let's make a change.

 

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