The Shark and Sea Foundation was created to turn our fascination and love for sharks into action that benefits our planet. We provide ocean and shark experiences to the disadvantaged and those with special needs, and we create and curate media to share our experiences, educate, have fun, and promote Ocean Climate Research & Worldwide Ocean Conservation.
Christian [Crix] Keane learned to walk on the sands of Hermosa Beach where he was born and has lived and breathed The Ocean his entire life. Crix developed an early fascination with sharks that turned into an obsession. Despite being diagnosed with severe epilepsy Christian has managed to swim with Sharks several times off Hawaii and share the waters of Mexico with Whale Sharks.
Co-Founder and Executive Director
David is a documentary film Producer, Writer & Director. He and his company Wild Eyes Productions have filmed in over 90 countries around the World. Despite having numerous guns pointed at his face while filming in war zones, and playing football for Stanford University, he still hyperventilates when he gets in the water with sharks!
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
David has turned his success and passion for storytelling and filmmaking towards education, philanthropy, and wildlife & ecological conservation
Anthony De Tomaso
Tony De Tomaso is a Professor in the Department of Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology at the University of California, Santa Barbara, where his lab group studies a group of marine organisms called tunicates. Tony has been an avid diver for over 30 years, and his first job was at the Monterey Bay Aquarium where he was a member of the research diving team that characterized the species making up the kelp beds throughout the Monterey Bay. He is excited to be a part of Shark & Sea.
Rob Englehardt is a World-renowned wildlife director and cinematographer with more than 20 years’ experience in the entertainment industry. He attained a Master of Fine Arts in Cinematography at the American Film Institute and earned his Bachelor of Arts at Stanford University where he also was a four-year letterman on the football team. He’s an avid diver, surfer and snowboarder.