DIRECTORS & ADVISORS
TERRAMAR BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Will’s career as an advocate for ecosystems and the rights of other animals – domesticated and wild, as individuals and as species – reflects his dedication to justice and nonviolence while not forgetting our fellow humans. Will’s work for various nonprofit organizations leaves no species or ecosystem behind. He is focused on the overarching perspectives found in human ecology: “There are only one problem and one cure—human behavior.” Will is the founder of the nonprofit, Green Vegans. In 2013, his book, Green Vegans and the New Human Ecology: How we Find our Way to a Humane and Environmentally Sane Future, was published. Most recently, he appeared in the documentary, Cowspiracy.
Toni Frohoff, Ph.D.
Dr. Frohoff is the Director of Research and Founder of TerraMar Research and is also the co-founder of Sonar. She is an ethologist and behavioral biologist who has specialized in cetaceans (and more recently, elephants) for over 30 years. She has distinctive expertise in studying and addressing the psychological wellbeing of cetaceans in captivity and in the wild. Toni is recognized for advancing interspecies science and advocacy for animals and nature. Dr.Frohoff has a doctorate in Behavioral Biology, an M.S. in Wildlife and Fisheries Sciences, and a B.S. in Psychology. Her research has also focused on human interactions with cetaceans in the wild – including individuals such as solitary bottlenose dolphins, belugas, and orcas. Over the past decade, she has also studied elephant behavior and welfare in captivity and in the wild. Having formalized the concept of Interspecies collaborative research (Frohoff and Marino), her work promotes respect for the agency and wellbeing of the animals she studies.
Elizabeth Oriel, Ph.D. Candidate
Elizabeth Oriel is a Ph.D. candidate and a Bloomsbury Scholar at the University of London, School of Oriental and African Studies, Royal Veterinary College. Here, she is continuing over a decade of work on cohabitation across humans and other species. Elizabeth leads Terramar’s newest project, Wild Ambassadors: Forging Human Nature Alliances. This offers citizen-science based research addressing (1) protecting orcas and others in the U.S. Pacific Northwest and (2) mitigating elephant-human conflicts in Sri Lanka. Elizabeth has been examining ingredients of cohabitation among elephants and humans in Sri Lanka. With a Sri Lankan scientist, Elizabeth is initiating a citizen science to mitigate the impacts of human-elephant conflict. Previous research focused on broadening notions of marine mammal wellbeing and stress and the importance of sociality. She founded an arts/science collaborative, Storied Seas, and has a core artistic practice which explores similar themes as her academic work. She’s writing an illustrated book on human-elephant relations in Sri Lanka, called Love, the Proboscian Way and a novel on that explores human-plant relationship called, Whitebeam. She’s published two academic book chapters and one paper on non-human animal personhood.
Shortly after she moved to Southern California from Montreal, Canada, a beach encounter with a sea lion dying from domoic acid poisoning made a deep impact on Caroline. This direct witnessing of the destructive impacts of humans on wildlife and ecosystems – and the ensuing suffering and death – catalyzed a shift in Caroline’s work from art and design to animal advocacy. Concurrently, awareness of the radical increase in elephant poaching, and learning about the immense suffering of elephants and cetaceans in captivity, clarified her focus. She has since worked as a campaign associate on behalf of elephants and cetaceans for In Defense of Animals and currently works as an Administrative Assistant to the Whale Sanctuary Project. Caroline has also served as Communications and Administrative Coordinator for several non-profit organizations. Caroline is deeply committed to increasing wise relations with our animal kin and the natural ecosystems in which we all dwell, while advocating for the freedom, dignity and protection of non-human persons.
Julie’s appreciation for diversity in the natural world drew her to the global work of TerraMar Research over a decade ago. Julie is an herbalist, journalist and assistant editor on books including The Handbook of Clinically Tested Herbal Remedies (Hayworth Press), The American Botanical Council’s Clinical Guide to Herbs, Between Species: Celebrating the Dolphin-Human Bond (UC Press/Sierra Club Books) and Dolphin Mysteries: Unlocking the Secrets of Communication (Yale University Press). She travels globally and activates locally through her work with local organizations including the South Yuba River Citizens League, The Wild & Scenic (environmental) Film Festival, The Yuba Watershed Institute, and Nevada County Land Trust.
Lilliana has been actively advocating for the wellbeing of nature, humans and other animals for as long as she can remember. Through her dedication to the environment and decades of global travel, she has vast expertise in making positive impacts both locally and globally. Lilliana’s insights have been an integral part of Terramar’s ethos, vision, and mission since its inception. She lives in Seattle where she practices whole-hearted living and compassionate action.
Craig Markson has over 30 years of experience providing accounting services for environmental, animal welfare, and human services organizations. He has served in various capacities as a board officer or advisory board member for several local animal welfare organizations. He has provided grant writing assistance and nonprofit organizational assistance by preparing samples of articles of incorporation and bylaws. Craig has been an animal rights activist for over 40 years, volunteering for both international organizations as well as several animal welfare organizations in his own community. He lives in Santa Barbara, California, where he met his wife, Toni Frohoff, over their shared love for dolphins and dogs.
We are honored to have David as a legal advisor. As a lifelong proponent of animal welfare, rights, and protection, David, a lawyer, co-founded The Animal Defense Partnership (ADP) as a means to devote himself more fully to defending animals and reducing suffering. Although not currently practicing law, David remains committed in his non-lawyer role in helping guide and develop ADP as a substantial resource, providing pro bono legal services for animal charities and sanctuaries.
Before going on leave in 2019, David was a litigation partner at the Ingram law firm in New York City. There he litigated complex commercial matters and regularly tried cases in state and federal court in New York and around the country. He also served as outside general counsel to several small and midsize companies, routinely advising on a wide range of day-to-day matters as well as best practices and long-term strategies to anticipate and avoid conflict.
As an outgrowth of his ADP work, David is a member of the Advisory Committee for the Rowdy Girl Sanctuary’s Ranchers Advocacy Program. RAP supports and guides ranchers who are ready to move away from cruelty-based animal agriculture and adopt other viable farming and business models and practices. After graduating with a B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania, David received his law degree from NYU. He maintained while practicing an AV-Preeminent rating, the highest possible peer review rating by the publishers of the Martindale-Hubbell legal directory, for legal ability and ethical standards based on the confidential opinions of the Bar and
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