We had the pleasure of meeting RayHollowell and Patti Mitchell from Sea of Inspiration just over 3 years ago while we were living in Hawaii on a work visa. We instantly connected and realized that we had very similar thoughts, values and dreams. When Ray shared his story about his life, his work and his nonprofit, Sea of Inspiration, we were inspired by the positive change and awareness he is creating about sustaining our earth and specifically the oceans/marine life. Ray's passion of providing adventures & experiences to others, regardless of their ability is heart-warming. This non-profit is perfect alignment with the mission of our company, Live Aloha and we are very pleased to be a supporter & sponsor for Sea of Inspiration's initiatives and projects. And of course, we are grateful for the friendship of both Patti & Ray.
Caron and Rob Keens
In 2012, I had the remarkable experience of videoing Cpl Todd Love USMC (ret)'s Skydive into Kualoa Ranch, to kick off the X-Terra Games. Cpl Love is a triple amputee. He is missing both legs at the crotch and his left arm. On the ground capturing the entire event was Ray Hollowell, lead of Sea Inspiration. Liking his work, I found that he was doing this for many of our severely wounded veterans. He would also take them surfing, swimming with the dolphins and connecting them with the sea. That was the beginning of the relationship. Since then, I've been involved with many other events Ray has coordinated. At this stage, I do nothing for profit. I volunteer frequently, and find myself wanting to do more and more with Sea Inspiration as they connect the public and some of our most deserving American protectors with our healing oceans. Col John R. Bates USMC (ret)
Sea Inspiration is a wonderful organization that does a great job of showcasing the beauty of the seas. Ray Hollowell is a top-notch videographer, who gives young people and military veterans an opportunity to participate in ocean related activities and gets them in front of the camera so we can hear how they are affected by their interactions with our marine environment. Very uplifting programs!
Great to work with! Very passionate and dedicated to marine conservation and helping people in need. Thank you for all you do!
Sea Inspiration has a crew of lifelong dedicated members that will continue to do important work for the world by getting people excited to help the sea.
This organization is absolutely in the elitist category for all the absolutely wonderful and educational work they do and for all the educational opportunities they provide to all - and especially I love their involvement in teaching us how to care for the ocean and all its beautiful inhabitants. The showcase of learning for young people is phenomenal and one of the most awesome attributes of what they promote. This organization is truly about education for all along with giving us some of the most beautiful glimpses into the creatures of our wonderful oceans and how we can help promote awareness about caring for them and the oceans they call home. I applaud and give my full support to this wonderful, caring organization headed by a true "WATERMAN". Tina Rendon
Awesome group of people truly dedicated to saving the environment and educating children. Their projects are truly inspirational and have moved countless people to become better stewards of the oceans. Thank you for everything and keep up the great work!
Sea Inspiration is doing amazing things by sharing the marine environment with so many! Through their combination of marine wildlife videos, student educators, young scientists, and veterans, this organization is a "WIN WIN" for the planet AND the people. Stewardship of our oceans is an integral part of protecting this vital resource and Sea Inspiration is educating so many through their unique multi-media programming. Well done!
Talk about heart!! This organization REALLY cares about people and the oceans. I know two of the board members, (Patti and Ray), and they are very sincere in their efforts to help people who are facing physical and emotional challenges. They become dear friends with everyone they help. And on top of that they are HUGE ocean lovers and are passionate about inspiring people to be great stewards of our seas.
I've only known about Sea Inspiration for a short time, but what I've learned about them is awe-inspiring. I'm excited to continue following their unique programs and look forward to watching Sea Inspiration grow.
I've had the pleasure of working with Sea Inspirations Executive Director. He's always worked hard for small grassroot nonprofits, he gives 200% to all of his projects. If your looking for someone that has knowledge and experience, and someone who loves his family, friends, nature and all living things. I recommend this organization! Chuck has passion and a kind heart, so check them out!
Kim Jardine Reiley