A long- time resident of Newport Beach, Timothy C. Collins lends his 30 years of real estate development and finance experience to ExplorOcean. Mr. Collins graduated from the University of Santa Clara with a B.A. in Commerce.
His early career included public accounting practice as a licensed C.P.A. Since founding T.C. Collins and Associates in 1987, Tim has managed over 150 assignments, of which 40 plus projects included the continuum of development, master planning, entitlement, and construction management services.
Tim also oversees T.C. Collins & Associates, Inc.’s Property Management of 1.1.million square feet of multi-tenant commercial/industrial properties. Tim serves on the Advisory Board of Cornerstone Realty Fund, a public real estate investment fund. A former Commodore of Newport Harbor Yacht Club, Tim enjoys the ocean with his wife Sheila, his family and friends on frequent trips to Catalina Island. Tim has been a board member for five years. He has been an enthusiastic and tireless supporter of the K-12 educational mission of ExplorOcean.
Tim brings his passion for the ocean to the Board along with his strategic business skill for obtaining measureable results for the organizations activities. He is also known for his negotiating skill and for maintaining relations with government agencies to ensure smooth and seamless partnerships.
Douglas M. Pasquale, Vice Chairman of the Board
A resident of the Balboa Village in Newport Beach, Doug most recently served as Chairman, President & CEO of Nationwide Health Properties, an $8 billion REIT, from 2003 to 2011 (acquired by Ventas of Chicago in 2011). This was the largest public transaction on the history of Orange County.
In prior years, Mr. Pasquale also served as President & CEO of Atria Senior Living Group, Chairman & CEO of ARV Assisted Living, Inc., President & CEO of Richfield Hospitality Services, Inc. and Regal Hotels International. Doug is on the Board of Directors of Ventas, Inc. (NYSE: VTR), Alexander & Baldwin, Inc. (NYSE: ALEX), DineEquity (NYSE:DIN), Terreno Realty Corporation (NYSE: TRNO) and Sunstone Hotel Investors, Inc. (NYSE: SHO).
Doug brings enormous expertise in strategic planning, financial and operations administration and a love of the ocean to the Board of ExplorOcean. Doug joined the board with a commitment for ExplorOcean to be the catalyst for the revitalization of the Balboa Village.
A long distance runner and avid cyclist, Doug can be seen tooling around the harbor on his Duffy with his wife Terri entertaining their family and friends. Their beautiful Mediterranean style home is less than 100 yards from ExplorOcean and has served as the venue for many prominent fund raisers for the organization.
Doug brings a visionary perspective to the ongoing revitalization efforts of the Balboa Village to the Board. His wife Terri served on the Balboa Citizens Advisory Committee whose recommendations for revitalizing the Village were adopted by the City Council in 2012.
Robert van Schoonenberg, Secretary – Governance Committee Chairman
A Newport Beach resident, Mr. van Schoonenberg currently serves as the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Bay Point Capital Partners, LLC and Co-Managing Partner of AmeriCap Partners, LLA. He is the Director of two publicly traded companies including Ryland Group, Inc. and Guidance Software, Inc. Additionally, Bob is an active Trustee of Southwestern University Law School.
In prior years, Bob served as Executive Vice President, Chief Legal Officer and Secretary to the Board of Directors of Avery Dennison Corporation- an S&P 500 Company. He was also Director of the University of Wisconsin Graduate School of Business Dean’s Advisory Board, Trustee of the Los Angeles Bar Association, Chair of the Bar’s Corporate Law Section, and Governor of the Institute of Corporate Counsel.
He has been active on the Boards of the Los Angeles Chapters of the American Cancer Society and Boy Scouts of America.
His extensive merits span Distinguished Alumnus Award -Marquette University, Global Counsel Award for Competition – International Law Office London, Outstanding Corporate Counsel – Los Angeles County Bar, and Outstanding Leadership Award – American Cancer Society. In 2003, Bob was inducted into the Netherlands America Foundation Hall of Fame, which honors such notable figures with Dutch heritage as Walter Cronkite and John Amerma.
Bob serves as the head of ExplorOcean’s Governance Committee (includes recruitment of Board Members) and also as expert legal adviser to the board on a diverse range of business related topics.
Bob enjoys a love of the ocean living at the end of the Balboa Peninsula and when not out on his Duffy, he rides his motorcycles cross country and enjoys traveling around the world with his lovely wife Sandy.
Scott Calder, Assistant Treasurer – Finance Committee
Scott Calder has been a resident of Newport Beach since 1975. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from University of California Berkeley and has a military career in the US Army Reserve where he attained the rank of captain.
Mr. Calder is a licensed Real Estate Broker with over 45 years’ experience in commercial Real Estate Finance and is currently the Vice President of Pacific Southwest Realty Services. Scott Calder sits on the Board of Directors of California Mortgage Bankers Association and of Orange County Chapter of Lambda Alpha, an honorary professional society dealing with land economics and related fields.
Scott Calder’s other charitable affiliations include his seat on the Advisory Board for KidWorks, an organization that invests in the future of Orange County’s youth.
Scott is a lifelong boater and he and his wife Jane make frequent trips to Catalina. Their classic powerboat has served as the platform for ExplorOcean’s entry in the Annual Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade for the past two years.
Jim Salomon, Director – Chairman of Building & Waterfront Design Committee
A resident of Newport Beach, Jim has specialized in commercial construction for over twenty years. Jim is president at Questar Construction and is an expert in building LEED certified projects, including parking structure and many commercial related design/build projects. Jim has developed a good working relationship and earned respect with the Los Angeles County Fire Dept., the State of California Office of Statewide Healthcare Planning and Development, O.S.H.P.D plan checkers, consulting engineers and several renowned architectural firms.
Jim supports several very high profile and deserving charities including ExplorOcean, Olive Crest, and Oceana. Jim joined the board of ExplorOcean as it brings together his love for the environment and improving Children’s lives through education.
Jim serves as Chairman of the ExplorOcean Building and Waterfront Design Committee coordinating all of the vendors supporting the Capital Campaign. This includes many volunteer hours of working with our architect, educational attraction designers, California Coastal Commission consultants, managing the entitlement process with the City of Newport Beach and attracting potential funders for the Capital Campaign.
In the free time we allow him, Jim has a love and passion for classic car collecting and loves to pilot his vehicles at high speed around the race track. He and his wife Nancy and their grown children enjoy the Islands of Hawaii at their vacation home where they reconnect with the ocean several times a year.
Dr. Craig Smith, Director – Building & Waterfront Design Committee
Newport Beach resident Dr. Craig Smith’s forty-year career has combined engineering design and construction of major projects involving advanced technologies. He began as an Assistant Professor of Engineering at UCLA. After leaving UCLA, he formed a high technology R & D company (ANCO Engineers, Inc.) that developed advanced instrumentation and data acquisition systems and some of the world’s largest structural vibrators for seismic tests of high-rise buildings, dams, nuclear power plants, and other large structures.
In 1992, Craig joined Daniel, Mann, Johnson and Mendenhall (DMJM) where he held several positions before retiring in 2003, as President and Chairman of DMJM-Holmes and Narver. Craig was responsible for the direction and management of many large public works projects including airport expansion, mass transit, and energy and power. He has sailed, dove, and fished in the Hawaiian Islands and Tahiti, along the Pacific coast, Baja California, the Sea of Cortez, and in the Caribbean.
After retiring, Craig turned to his passion of writing full-time and authored How the Great Pyramid was Built., Extreme Waves, and Lightning: Fire from the Sky. He has spoken all over the country, most recently the National WWII Museum in New Orleans to a packed audience of veterans.
His philanthropic interests include serving on the Board of ExplorOcean and the Balboa Performing Arts Theater Foundation.
Craig is a key member of our Building and Waterfront Design Committee and lends his expertise in strategic planning, project engineering and commercial construction to our Capital Campaign. He and his wife Nancy enjoy the ocean and have traveled extensively around the world
Tom Pollack, CEO & Campaign Chairman
An entrepreneur at heart, Tom Pollack brings 27 years of finance and institutional bond experience to ExplorOcean along with his background of being the founder and CEO of a professional sporting league in Europe.
Tom graduated from Loyola Marymount University in 1982 before moving to Newport Beach where he maintained an office in Fashion Island for 27 years. In his youth, Tom was a member of the US Sailing team in 1984-88 and traveled to over 40 countries representing the United States during his Olympic campaign. Toms loves the ocean having raced two 2500 mile Transpacific Yacht Races and dove 800’ down the Cayman wall in small research submarines.
Tom also has experience in quality entertainment when in 2005, he persuaded his good friends Roy and Leslie Disney to be the executive producers of the Walt Disney Film “Morning Light”. Tom is credited with the original idea for the documentary movie which features young people coming of age during a high performance sailboat race to Hawaii. Tom is also the author of the critically acclaimed 500 page novel “Wayward Son” that was published in 2011.
Tom was Chairman of the Board of ExplorOcean until asked to lead the organization and the Capital Campaign. Known for being a no nonsense results oriented leader, Tom has already made a significant impact with garnering support from new leadership level donors, the City of Newport Beach and significantly raised the organizations earned revenue potential.
Tom and his lovely wife Jennifer have two children- one daughter who is a junior in high school and a son who is training for a position with the US Navy- plus a small Papillion dog named Ruby.
Rochelle McReynolds, Chief Development Officer
Newport Beach Native Rochelle McReynolds has over 25 years of professional experience at the senior executive level in the not-for-profit sector. Her career accomplishments include having raised over $750,000,000 in both capital and annual funds at the national level for the following organizations, Sierra Club, SoCal PBS (formerly KOCE TV), San Diego Museum of Art, Laguna Art Museum, Boston Ballet, InterCulture Foundation, and American Prairie Reserve. Just prior to joining ExplorOcean, Rochelle worked as a philanthropic adviser and consultant to family foundations in the Bay area.
A graduate of UCI, she has held adjunct faculty positions in the graduate programs at Chapman University and UCI. Her own graduate coursework in Broadcast/Journalism at Emerson College gives her the valuable expertise in working with the media. Rochelle was named Outstanding Fundraising Professional of the Year in 1995 from the AFP, Orange County. While at KOCE TV, Rochelle was part of a team that received 3 Emmy nominations for documentary film production. She also graduated from The Non-Profit Institute at Stanford University in 2007.
She has been a featured speaker nationally and recognized in both Barron’s and the Chronicle of Philanthropy for her innovative and entrepreneurial approach to fundraising. She has been named annually to Who’s Who of Professional Women since 1985.
Rochelle now brings her extensive fundraising and marketing expertise to ExplorOcean. She values being a member of the extraordinary team that is committed to Ocean Literacy and its educational platform for the community.
Rochelle resides in Newport Beach with her big and loveable dog Chewy. “Shelley” likes the beach, fine dining and with her dance background she enjoys the performing arts.
Dr. Wendy Marshall, Director of Education and Public Programs
Dr. Wendy Marshall comes to ExplorOcean from the University of Southern California where she was the Education Program Designer. Her thesis for her doctorate in Education was voted number one in her graduating class by her professors. Wendy is also a graduate of UCLA.
Wendy brings more than 17 years’ experience in education with previous roles as Regional Vice President of America’s Choice and District Manager for Houghton Mifflin, one of America’s premiere educational publishing companies.
As Director of Education and Public Programs at ExplorOcean, Wendy creates all of our K-12 Ocean Literacy Curriculum.
Her extensive outreach programs to the community include partnerships with the Newport Mesa School District and several prominent nonprofits serving under privileged youth in Orange County and Los Angeles.
Her robotic program where students design, build, and pilot their own underwater robots has garnered national attention. The United States Navy has awarded ExplorOcean a grant to support this unique Science, Technology, Engineering and Math based program with K-12 school children.
Wendy is not only an inspiring educator and a mother of two children, but she is also an extreme marathon runner (more than one in a row) and spends time paddling ocean kayaks.
Dave Lugo II, Chief Operations Officer
Dave Lugo brings over 20 years of financial control and operations experience to ExplorOcean. A native of California, Dave started his business career as General Manager of a successful family owned Shell Oil franchise for 14 years. He was later hired as National Business Operations Manager for Measurement Driven Rehabilitation Systems overseeing fifty employees nationwide for five years.
Dave was later recruited to become the Director of Finance and Operations for the Children’s Dental Center of Greater Los Angeles supervising 25 employees and servicing the dental needs thousands of under privileged children in the greater Los Angeles area. Dave then became the Controller for National Corrective Group with a staff of 80 employees who assist prosecuting attorneys across the United States.
Dave was ExplorOcean’s Controller for 16 months before being promoted to Chief Operating Officer in April of 2013. Dave also serves as the Chief Financial Officer of Fun Zone Entertainment, a wholly owned subsidiary of ExplorOcean and serves as manager of NHNM Property Holdings, LLC.
Dave has three children and enjoys watching Formula 1 racing and attending baseball games and is a diehard San Francisco Giants fan.