One Blue Ocean ™ is a global social change non-profit that strives to ensure a healthy blue ocean. We believe our ocean is essential to all life and that people are the solution to make meaningful change. Our mission is to empower individuals to adopt ocean positive habits and shift cultural behavior around the world.
One Blue Ocean is built on the idea that creativity has the power to motivate. Our approach uses positive visual media and unique educational initiatives to build community and connection. Our flagship project, The Great Ocean Experience, is an immersive, multisensory touring exhibition designed to inspire awareness and ignite change.
Ignite global social change for our ocean by inspiring individuals
Environmental Education for Global Adoption of Ocean Positive Habits
Meet our tribe of ocean experts and enthusiasts who are making a difference and working to save our planet.
Henthorne’s early career was spent on wall street and in executive sales and marketing roles for the technology sector. During his corporate tenure, he worked closely with C-Level Fortune 100 executives providing business intelligence solutions.
Henthorne’s motto “show me solutions ... not problems,” for him exemplifies the founding reason for One Blue Ocean. With his leadership, he will bring his spirit of entrepreneurship with business acumen to build a long-term sustainable organization to effect the change needed in human behavior to create a healthy blue ocean.
She has worked on prominent campaigns with companies such as Disney, HP, Ford and Leica and has had the opportunity to speak on the TEDx stage. Recently, Men’s Journal named her as “One of the 25 Most Adventurous Women in the Past 25 years.” You can see her images in many international publications such as National Geographic, Red Bull, Outside, BBC, Patagonia, Islands, and Men’s Journal among others.
Whether it’s communicated through the written word or graphic style - on the page or in the space - turning those stories into usable content is at the core of Julie’s work. Her ability to assimilate layers of information and transform them into captivating messages is her super power.
A lover of the planet and its people, Julie has worked with non-profits that share a passion for the ocean, corporations that bring innovative approaches to age-old problems, and individuals who are ‘different by nature’ - and not afraid to say so.
A lifetime of creative communications has been expressed both visually and verbally, creating a portfolio of work that is vast in scope, style and substance. A writer, designer, and true collaborator, Julie uses her endless creativity to make the world a little better and is dedicated to shining a light in all its corners.
As one of the world’s leading surf photographers, Russ’s unique talents culminated in his documentation of a violent twist of Indian Ocean known simply as ‘The Right’. In pursuit of a unique, career-defining angle, Russ put himself in a situation where the ocean’s most powerful forces converge. The hard-won image served as the focal point for his celebrated documentary, ‘One Shot’.
He trained at USC’s School of Cinematic Arts in Film & TV Production, where he directed over a dozen
short films, but more importantly discovered his tribe and narrative voice. He now channels his talents
into directing films with raw emotional power, grace and vision.
Before becoming a filmmaker, Nate hailed from an award-winning career in architecture working on
high-profile built projects grossing over $1Bn. As a theater kid from Chicago, he daydreamed a ton,
photographed a lot and wrote graphic novels, but only now looking back is it clear that he was always
destined for film.
He wholeheartedly believes in exploring new frontiers, pushing both the art and craft of storytelling
forward. To that end, he champions character-driven narratives about identity, agency and the
shadows that dwell within each of us, and elevates branded content in ways that excite and move us at
Nate is based in Los Angeles. When he’s not on set, he’s experimenting with tech, distance running or
developing films. He has directed projects in the US and Italy.
Leading figure in extreme sports and travel photography, he has inspired his generation by revealing the sheer beauty of the elements through images capturing the most spectacular sporting performances in extraordinary settings. He has captured the ride of the Millennium in Teahupoo with Laird Hamilton and has publish a book on the Infamous wave celebrating its magic and power.
His work, which has appeared in countless publications and advertising campaigns, is the product of thirty years of travel across the globe, often pioneering new destinations.
Although now living with his family on the island of Tahiti, Tim still tours the world but has assigned himself the principal task of capturing the magic of Polynesian life, most of the time underwater this part of the Pacific Ocean has become his favourite playground.
Sumer is one of India’s most experienced SCUBA Diving Instructors and has brought hundreds of people into the ocean through diving. His underwater photography and filmmaking brings the ocean into the lives of many more. Through the images he creates, he hopes to spread awareness about the beauty, the fragility and the fundamental need of a healthy ocean to all life on the planet. Sumer is a passionate marine conservationist and supports ReefWatch – an Indian NGO working on the protection and sustainable use of the ocean’s resources – in all his work.
I am a travel enthusiast that takes most of my content with a drone 🙂
Anyone can tell right away by taking a look at my work that I have an avid love for oceans and capturing the world from an inhumanly point of view! Even from high in the sky, I have the creative ability to hunt for unique patterns in Mother Earth to showcase her beauty.
I love showing my desire for adventure through my work as I climb to new heights to ensure that I capture the feeling of each trip I take in its entirety.
I have been droning for about 4-5 years and always love finding unique & untouched locations to share with the world.
art and conversation rooted in family and friendships that last a lifetime.”
Before founding Eleven Eleven Winery, Ellie built a broad resume working with Fortune 500 companies, mid-size firms and small businesses alike. She began her career with KPMG, providing accounting and finance support for her clients, followed by six years with Taco Bell Corporate on the financial planning and strategy team. She also owned and operated Anest Financial Solutions, where she provided a variety of consulting services. Prior to arriving in Napa, Ellie worked at RGP, a publicly traded professional services firm, where she built a client base focusing on the healthcare industry.
Through the course of her career, Ellie’s entrepreneurial spirit has prevailed. She took her years of business experience, combined with her strong value in quality and customer service and formed the partnership venture of Eleven Eleven Winery.
Through the winery, Ellie has been a supporter of the Queen of the Valley Foundation, Festival Napa Valley, Napa Valley Film Festival, and National Ability Center among other non-profit organizations.
The environment has been his main focus and passion ever since, where he has been able to educate many young people in his community through educational sessions, workshops, school visits, and other mediums. He has taken part in several projects, campaigns and events that were aimed at contributing to lasting solutions for the environmental challenges plaguing his community. He is currently involved in different community based organizations and international platforms where he is gaining experience, skills and knowledge to become a better leader and eco-hero. Apart from his love and passion for the environmental, Kingsman also loves graphic designing, photography, music, documentaries and drawing and intends to use theses to amplify his efforts for the environment.
Her degree in International Relations trained her to always challenge her assumptions by considering people and events through different cultural lenses making her keenly observant of subtle details. Law school trained her to think both logically and creatively. She uses this rich skill set when masterminding with clients in supporting them in putting customized plans into place to reach their unique and exciting goals.
She enjoys blue water sailing in the Atlantic, wine tasting in Tuscany, scuba diving in Bonaire, riding camels in Morocco, and surfing in Peru. Above all, Jeneen loves hanging out with cool people. She currently lives with her Peagle puppy, Jazzy, in Alicante, Spain
After nearly dying 8years ago, the accelerate academic gave up a corporate career in Finance, to immerse herself in what she loved – the ocean and photography. Dubbed repeatedly by press ‘The Real Moana’. She has gone onto photograph Australia's leading elite sporting events, including the Nutri-Grain IronMan and IronWomen series. Brand campaigns for top international brands including O'Neill; Nike Swim; Speedo. Along with surfing big waves, competing in World championships. And host award winning wellness retreats.
Charlotte’s biggest love and main focus is oceanic photography of marine life. Through her turtle and Eagle ray tours (ranked number 1 on tripadvisor in the Cook Islands); workshops and retreats she continues to inspire people to connect and immerse themselves without fear in the ocean.
Coming back to the island after 5 years, my passion for photography naturally gravitated around the ocean.
Getting my first water housing was a real game changer and really got me into surf/waves photography.
Now based in Tahiti, my work revolves around nature as I mostly do landscape and ocean imagery.
Scott's imagery focuses on intimate encounters with Ocean giants, rare moments beneath the waves witnessed by very few. Man is an interloper in the Ocean realm, Scott seeks true immersion, diving on a single breath allowing natural light and the subject to define the encounter.
The great whales inhabit remote parts of our oceans, these artworks are the bounty of many expeditions and countless hours at sea, patiently waiting for the wind swell and tide to create a unique meeting with an equally curious ocean leviathan. Some whales are as fascinated by us as we are of them.
Scott has been diving for over 30 years, while he loves nothing more than bluewater, he is equally at home in the bush. Scott has studied Environmental science and Indigenous knowledges , and has a diploma of Marine Science. Scott worked for many years with the First Nations people of Australia in the performing Arts and Cultural Education.
Scott's passion is his love for the wild places and hopes that his work inspires the preservation and protection of life on this wonderful planet.
Having completed a Bachelor of Photography at Melbourne's RMIT University in 2014, her unique and authentic approach to photography has seen her working with clients from all over the world. She's one of the leading women's surf photographers in the industry, and that was her dream right from the start. Her goal is to inspire elegance and femininity in women's surfing, and continue to shoot people and places from all walks of life!
Cait's fashion based work has grown rapidly over the past few years, and she is passionate about conceptualising her clients vision and bringing it to life, with her own twist of course. Recently working with high profile clients such as WSL, Roxy, Billabong and Lululemon, as well as travel tourism bodies in the Northern Territory, WA and Victoria, Cait is dedicated to following her passion covering a diverse range of stories through her photography.
"I want to inspire women. That's my main goal. To be brave, to chase their dreams, to live life to the full. It's not just about photography, but the stories behind the image, the tougher moments, the travel, the lifestyle. I want my images to make you feel something, anything."
Cait has recently created The Clique, an education based hub for female photographers where she has an online course, workshops and more in the pipeline.
As well as my art being an extension of my soul and serves as a form of personal expression and therapy, it also gives me a voice for nature. It is a powerful medium to communicate my experiences out in the field and also serves as an important catalyst to connect you, the viewer, with the incredible planet I have fallen in love with. Art helps to provoke feeling and passion, which I believe is the foundations to taking the first steps into anthropogenic consciousness. As an artist and diver I feel it is not just my duty to help communicate the natural world and their stories, but it is the reason for my existence. Art is powerful and I believe art will help save this planet.
Oso is a photographer and deeply passionate about the sea. A lifelong waterman and ocean conservationist in his spare time he turns his lens to Mother Blue to celebrate her in all of her splendid moods.
Andrew’s aim is to capture the ocean in its true and natural form and without the need for heavy post processing. He uses his deep knowledge of Oceanography and wave patterns along with his seasoned knowledge of camera techniques, the right ocean conditions and ideal natural lighting to simultaneously showcase the ferocity, unpredictability and calming purity of the ocean.
for telling stories and planning communication strategies has allowed her to work with
different organizations, associated with conservation, theatre, music and contemporary art.
As a filmmaker, she is specially interested in documentaries and music videos. She has
produced “The Remainders” (2019) and co-directed “Musquy” (2020) and “Dentro” (2020).
Alessandra seeks to travel the world while working for the environment, animals, culture and the arts.
Being an award winning filmmaker and working with global brands like Nat Geo and Patagonia, Hallvard merges the dramatic landscapes of the Arctic with the resilient human nature. He has also had a strong voice in the fight against further oil exploration both in the Lofoten Islands and the Bight in Australia.
I grew up there till I went to university, where I studied art and design and where I took my first contact with photography. I started to work in motion graphics and design, first in some companies and after that as a freelance.
In 2009 I change my lifestyle, I bought an underwater camera and escape from the city. Because my work was purely digital I started to work remotely. This has allowed me to live in many different places always, but always close to the sea.
Starting photography without a commercial purpose allowed me to be completely free to find my work model and own style.
Nick Allen is an Entrepreneur, a world class Wine Producer, an adventuring Explorer-Photographer, and passionate Philanthropist! He is proud to support the arts and music, healthcare and education, and the environment on a local, national, and global scale.
“What can I say .. the mountains and the ocean drive my soul. Tampa Bay has been home for 17 years and I live on the bay for a reason. Before that I spent ten years living in Colorado, where I still own land and hope to spend half of my time when I’m not in Napa/Sonoma or at home on Davis Islands- Tampa.
“I grew up in a wine-centric family. My family has been producing limited, luxury, world-class wines since my Great Grandfather bought a very famous First Growth Chateau Winery Estate, Chateau Haut Brion, in Bordeaux, France in 1935. ! was inspired by a lot of that passion and started my wine company – Carte Blanche – 14 years ago in Napa, CA. For me, making wine is creativity exemplified. So many elements coming together, so many people, natural and scientific forces and obstacles … to make that amazing bottle of wine that you enjoy. I love it. “
I have decided to support One Blue Ocean on many levels because I believe in it’s mission, mantra, and team members!
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