KEY PEOPLE

The Executive Board

The foundation, development, and operations of Love Blue Inc. are facilitated through young leaders. The Executive Board, Chapter Presidents, & Appointed  Officials uphold the mission of conserving our oceans through community outreach & beach cleanups.

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AJ CARUSO

Chief Executive Officer

Love Blue is more than just beach cleanups, it’s a movement. Growing up on the coast has provided me with solid awareness of our eco-systemic problems that our oceans have to endure. I realized the problem at a early age. I noticed that even though  many summer visitors enjoyed the beach life, few to none respect or care for their impact on litter on the local beach communities. So I was inspired by other eco-based cleaning organizations to establish the doors of Love Blue. As a community based movement, we strive to work together to help make sustainable practices mainstream. By implementing these practices, we will futuristically develop a stable environment for our communities and beaches. 

Coastal Carolina University: Bussiness Management

Phone Number: (609) 972 1586

Email: ajcaruso@lovebluecleanups.com

Socials: @ajcarusoo

DRANANDA SUMMONS

Internal Vice President

It is important that we progress towards a society focused on Eco-consciousness. Having the privilege to study business in San Francisco, provided me with insight and conviction on how my impact can better our planet. I’m privileged to join the Love Blue team in hopes of increasing Beach Cleanups from a national to a global community as well as providing eco-based alternatives to help our planet. 

Dissertation focused in Leadership & Organizational Psychology

Phone Number: (803) 989-8086

Email: Summonslovebluecleanups.com

@iamdrananda

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EXECUTIVE CHAIR POSITIONS

Head of Operations

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BEN SMITH

Graphic Designer

Seeing the pollution on the beach was a norm. After getting involved with Love Blue, it opened up my mind to doing my part in respecting the Earth & all its natural beauty. 

Ben Tripp Smith

Email: trippsmithh@gmail.com

Illistrator

 

COASTAL CAROLINA UNIVERSITY CHAPTER

Myrtle Beach, SC

Join our Coastal Carolina University Love Blue Club! We operate in various sections in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. We connect with local businesses, organizations, & individuals in the area who want to help raise awareness about ocean/beach pollution. Together we can create a more sustainable future for Myrtle Beach & it's strong marine life presence.

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CARLIE COOPER

President

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BREE PUTERIO

Vice President

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NIC URBANEK

Environmental Analyst

Contact
(703) 282-4731
nic.ubanek@gmail.com

 

STOCKTON UNIVERSITY CHAPTER

Atlantic City & Surrounding Beaches

Welcome to the Stockton University Chapter of Love Blue. We aim to creat a cleaner & healthier beach/ocean for coastal communities near Stockton University. Get involved with our club today!

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NICK OLSON

President

Contact
(856) 287-6459
olsonn1@go.stockto.edu

 

WILDWOOD CREST CHAPTER

National Headquarters

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AJ CARUSO

CEO/Chapter Advisor

Green Team Chair Member, Former 7-year WCBP Ocean lifeguard, Borough of Wildwood Crest Partner, & Community Organizer. As Love Blue evolves, we will always keep our roots deep where it all started. I would like to continue building our community outreach & programs moving forward.

Phone Number: (609) 972 1586

Email: ajcaruso@lovebluecleanups.com

Socials: @ajcarusoo

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JAKE KLECKO

Chapter Leader

The face of the Wildwood Crest Beach Patrol. Experienced, trustworthy, & fun. Jake brings enthusiasm & character to our cleanups here in the Crest. He is very easy to talk to & loves making connections to help expand our mission within our community.

Phone Number: (717) 314-0955

Email: jakeklecko@yahoo.com

Socials: jake_klecko1

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ETHAN WALKER

Chapter Leader

WCBP Ocean lifeguard. Ethan is hardworking & determined, he has helped Love Blue evolve to what it is today. Ethan goes above & beyond in order to keep our beaches clean through community outreach & our weekly cleanups. 

Phone Number: (908) 200-9447

Email:

Socials: e_walker1818

 

ROWAN UNIVERSITY CHAPTER

South Jersey Beaches

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KEVIN BAKER

President

 

FOUNDING FATHERS

Wildwood Crest Est. 2019

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SEAN LAVENDER

Former 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

Email: seanlavender@lovebluecleanups.com

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NICK MILLIO

Former 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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JUSTIN FERACO

Former Secretary

Justin Feraco was a hardworking eight year veteran WCBP lifeguard, helped run junior lifeguard programs during the summer, helped start Love Blue's first ever recorded cleanup, & was a great photographer. Catch him at Joe Canal's! One of the best guys we know.

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SHAIN SCHRAMM

Former Treasurer

Shain Schramm joined LOVE BLUE INC. with the vision and drive to improve upon our plastic pollution awareness, and focused on developing a strong community around this organization with experience and integrity through our cleanups.