Wilderness advocate, science communicator and conservationist. Disciple of Earth's wild places and ambassador of the abyssal Deep.
Communications Manager @ Developing and implementing a strategic communications plan for the Mid-Atlantic Regional Council for the Ocean (MARCO). From August 2014 to Present (1 year 1 month) Annapolis, MDIndependent Consultant & Freelance Writer - Ocean Science, Conservation and Adventure Travel
Wilderness advocate, science communicator and conservationist. Disciple of Earth's wild places and ambassador of the abyssal Deep.
Communications Manager @ Developing and implementing a strategic communications plan for the Mid-Atlantic Regional Council for the Ocean (MARCO). From August 2014 to Present (1 year 1 month) Annapolis, MDIndependent Consultant & Freelance Writer - Ocean Science, Conservation and Adventure Travel @ * Conservation program and outreach development * Strategic communications planning and implementation * Scientific surveys, assessments and reporting * NMFS Marine endangered species observer (MESO) and Marine Mammal Observer (MMO) * Digital media production * Social media management * Content creation and editing * Science editing * Eco and Adventure Travel, conservation writing Clients and affiliates have included the Mid-Atlantic Regional Council on the Ocean (MARCO), National Geographic Books, Conservation International, Blue Ocean Film Festival, gogobot, Sargasso Sea Alliance, REMSA, ESS Group, Cape Wind Associates, Neotropical Conservation Foundation, Wockenfuss Candies, Lynx Ediciones, Green Multimedia SAC, Great Wilderness and Mission Blue/Sylvia Earle Alliance. From November 2006 to Present (8 years 10 months) Ocean City, MarylandTravel Correspondent @ * 'Tribe' leader, Gogobot Eco-Travel Tribe - organizing, curating and providing expertise on sustainable travel and eco destinations. * Provided expertise for the world's "Obscure Places" (everything from Antarctica and the Amazon to remote South Pacific atolls). * Provided expertise for Carmel, California; Monaco; Guam; Tel Aviv, Israel; the Canary Islands and Hollywood, Florida. * Provided expertese for hotels in Orlando, Miami, Philadelphia and Baltimore. * Recipient of Gogobot's "Pro 2012" and "Pro2013" Travel Expert status. From March 2011 to Present (4 years 6 months) Menlo Park, CaliforniaWatershed Coordinator @ .• Coordination and preparation of EPA reporting. .• Preparation, stakeholder coordination and delivery of public engagement and climate change components of a renewed Comprehensive Conservation and Management Plan for the Maryland Coastal Bays Program (MCBP). • Development of climate change adaptation plan and coordination of establishing the Maryland Coastal Bays as an EPA Climate Ready Estuary. • Representation of MCBP within regional ocean-use planning processes and integration of marine spatial planning as a new management tool into the program’s portfolio of competencies. • Maryland state policy tracking. Lobbying and advocacy for legislation of benefit to MCBP management objectives. • Science editing, content and article writing, management of social media. From October 2012 to August 2014 (1 year 11 months) Ocean City, MarylandSocial Media Advisor @ From December 2011 to June 2012 (7 months) Monterey, CaliforniaCommunications - Public Relations Officer, Center for Ocean Solutions @ • Led development of high level outreach strategies for communicating critical messages of the partnership and its individual initiatives. • Provided communications support to the Center’s leadership and staff, inclusive of writing/editing of core documents, publishing of a semi-monthly update, management and development of the website, creation of promotional materials and serving as a media contact. • Managed all visual resources and camera equipment; provided camera work and film editing support for seminars and events; produced educational short films; oversaw institutional relationships with filmmakers, photographers and film festivals; and maintained video and photograph archives. • Represented and managed institutional representation and promotional efforts at key conferences, workshops and other events. From April 2009 to November 2010 (1 year 8 months) Monterey, CaliforniaActor @ Visit IMDb acting résumé at: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm2765532/resume From July 2007 to 2009 (2 years) Greater Los Angeles AreaDirector, Global Marine Strategies @ • Supported coordination efforts for conference follow on activities within CI and among partner NGOs in regards to the Defying Ocean’s End (DOE) Agenda for Action (a global agenda for marine conservation, management, exploration and ocean governance). • Assistant editor for the book, Defying Ocean’s End: An Agenda for Action, and managed post-publication publicity and distribution for the DOE Office. • Participated in development, coordination and research for CI’s Global Marine Division. • Represented CI on the Steering Committee of the Deep Sea Conservation Coalition (DSCC), a union of NGOs with the purpose of obtaining a UNGA moratorium on high seas bottom trawling. Through this position, hosted numerous side events at inter-governmental meetings, provided NGO position statements via meeting interventions, helped facilitate the government of Costa Rica’s championing this issue within the UN, and played a support role in high level engagement of numerous North American, South American, and European governments. • Represented CI on the Steering Committee of the Forum for the Conservation of the Patagonian Sea and Areas of Influence. • Represented CI’s interests within broad marine collaboration negotiations and implementation concerning the global establishment of MPA networks (2012 Collaboration and the MPA Tropical Learning Partnership). • Served as an information hub in Washington, D.C. and represented DOE at numerous D.C.-based and international meetings, workshops and congresses. Additionally, provided coordination support for the Division’s Executive and Senior Directors at these fora. From November 2003 to October 2006 (3 years) Washington D.C. Metro AreaGraduate Research Assistant and Scientific Diver @ • Conducted monthly sampling surveys of ichthyofauna associated with pelagic Sargassum habitat as well as completed dissections, histological work, and took size data on multiple Histrio histrio (sargassum fish) as part of thesis research. • Conducted fish counts throughout the Broward County reef tract system, on Broward and Monroe County shipwrecks and neighboring reefs, on “reef balls”, and off Eleuthera, Bahamas, as part of various projects and dissertations being managed by the laboratory of Dr. Richard Spieler. • Conducted benthic surveys as part of a study on the impacts of the Port Everglades inlet plume; assessed damage from Hermodice (bristle worms) on Acropora cervicornis patches; participated in a Urobatis jamaicensis (yellow spotted stingray) capture program; provided underwater support for photographic monitoring of coral growth; gathered light data from Broward’s third reef track as part of a sedimentation study; and worked to restore tracks of the seagrass, Halophila decipiens, in a Fort Lauderdale marina. • Piloted and helped maintain several research vessels. • Served as a teaching assistant for undergraduate Anatomy and Physiology I Laboratory – Autumn 2002/2003. From July 2002 to November 2003 (1 year 5 months) Dania Beach, FloriaSea Turtle Technician @ • Monitored sea turtle nesting, collected data on nests and false crawls, and relocated nests to hatcheries. • Monitored sea turtle hatcheries and released hatchlings. • Conducted excavations and collected data from both in situ and relocated nests following hatchings. From May 2002 to September 2003 (1 year 5 months) Fort Lauderdale, FloridaBiological Science Technician @ • Prepared thematic summaries of scientific research relevant to Biscayne National Park. • Updated and maintained a bibliographic database of park research literature. From February 2002 to October 2002 (9 months) Biscayne National Park, FloridaDirector, Coastal Conservation Program @ • Established, Directed & Developed the Congal Biomarine Station and Center for the Investigation of Sustainable Aquaculture in the Muisne Estuary, Esmeraldas Province. Role included project and infrastructure development on the ground and financial and publicity development for the entire coastal program in Quito. • Represented Jatun Sacha on issues relating to mangroves, shrimp aquaculture and the Chocó-Manabí Conservation Corridor. • Prepared proposals for and worked with carbon-offset staff of Conservation International and The Climate Trust to prepare plans for large-scale carbon offset-based reforestation programs at various locations in Ecuador. Conservation Biologist, 10/1998-7/2000 • Conducted botanical regeneration studies on landslides within primary and secondary areas of premontane wet forest of the Mache Mountains. (10/1099-6/2000) • Monitored a 175-hectare reforestation parcel in the Bilsa Biological Reserve, part of a Profafor-FACE carbon sequestration program considting of planting high-quality native hardwoods on enrichment lines within young secondary forest and degraded farmlands. (10/1999-6/2000) • Coordinated development work in Quito – proposal writing, communications, and fundraising/public relation trips to the USs. (10/98-9/2001) • Developed and coordinated a sustainable agriculture/biodiversity conservation initiative for the Guandera Biological Station dealing with the interaction between potato production, deforestation and human health. Components of the initiative included marketing of organic products, habitat restoration and instruction of local farmers on integrated pest management farming techniques. Created a living seed bank of Andean tuber species and cultivars and a research program to gather data on their various levels of productivity and disease resistance. (10/1998-10/1999) • Taught university-level rainforest ecology and conservation courses at the Jatun Sacha Biological Reserve in the Amazon. (Summer 1999 and 2000) From 1998 to 2001 (3 years) Quito, EcuadorOn-Line Expedition Coordinator @ • Created and helped design a series of Internet pages that provide information on the Brazilian Pantanal region, including a template for the “On-line Expedition”. • Managed international translating resources and implemented the creation of both Spanish and Portuguese mirror sites to the existing AquaRAP website. • Accompanied the AquaRAP team of 35+ multidisciplinary scientists into the Pantanal for a month long biological inventory and assessment of the region’s rivers, particularly the headwaters of the southernmost basins. Assisted with limnological and biological sampling that included fishes, macrocrustaceans, insects, aquatic and terrestrial plants, zooplankton and phytoplankton, water quality and amphibians. • Provided daily field reports, special lessons, and digital images for the Internet via satellite. Coordinated a virtual interactive question and answer program between Internet users and the field team – in both English and Portuguese. Served as the field team’s communications coordinator in regards to satellite calls and e-mail, in addition to aiding in the team’s utilization of scientific databases. • Internet correspondent and general field assistant for AquaRAP (Aquatic Rapid Assessment Program) – Río Paraguay, Paraguay 9/97. Program Associate, Rapid Assessment Program (RAP) & Global Amphibian Campaign (GAC) 3/1997-6/1998 • Assisted and provided support for program directors, translation of Spanish documents, database management, bibliographic and Internet research, HTML programming, and writing/editing of program publications. • Assisted in the design and implementation of the GAC, the precursor to IUCN’s Global Amphibian Assessment. • Administration of WIDECAST’s Marine Turtle Newsletter. From March 1997 to September 1998 (1 year 7 months) Washington D.C. Metro AreaForest Technician @ Mapped and measured trees on a fifty hectare plot of lowland Amazonian rainforest; trail maintenance; collected and preserved fertile plant specimens; and made preliminary identifications of tree taxonomy. Part of the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute's Center for Tropical Forest Science network of 50 ha plots. From February 1996 to July 1996 (6 months) Yasuni National Park, Ecuador
Marine Biology @ Nova Southeastern University From 2001 to 2003 BS, Biology @ Palm Beach Atlantic University From 1989 to 1994 Arlo Hemphill is skilled in: Social Media, Biodiversity, Conservation, South America, Public Relations, Science Communication, Ocean, Wildlife, Wilderness, Environmental Policy, Digital Media, Conservation Issues, Non-profits, Strategic Communications, Estuarine Ecology, Science, Environmental Science, Marine Biology, Scuba Diving, Ecology, Environmental Issues, Environmental Impact..., Editing, Research, Water Quality, Community Outreach, Endangered Species, Biology, Aquatic Ecology, Environmental Education, Climate Change, NGOs, Grant Writing, Environmental Awareness, Sustainable Development, Community Development, Photography, Newsletters, International..., Sustainability, Corporate Social..., Spanish, Natural Resource..., Capacity Building, Proposal Writing, Marine Conservation, Sustainable Business, Natural Resources, Report Writing, Field Work