Julia has a 30 year background in the Civil Service. Having begun volunteering initially with the Princes Trust and later the Wave Project and RNLI, Julia combined her passions for surfing, the ocean and helping people by qualifying as a mainstream ISA Surf Instructor, White Water Rescue Technician Professional, beach lifeguard, outdoor instructor, specialising in adaptive surfing 5 years ago. An avid pupil of mindfulness and yoga practice, Julia loves using her water safety and surf skills to help people of all backgrounds and abilities to access and fully enjoy the "blue mind" benefits of ocean based activity, and is committed to providing these opportunities through Karma Seas to people who are currently excluded by a variety of social and economic barriers.
Lisa has a 28 year background in Health and Social Care Management, currently runs a number of registered charity services for people with learning disabilities, and is passionate about inclusion and opportunity for excluded groups and individuals. Lisa has several years' experience volunteering with the RNLI, Swim Wales / Swim Safe as an Adaptive Surf Coach / mentor with Surfability and Wave Project. Lisa aims to extend this opportunity for fun, friendship and fitness through Karma Seas to a wider range of excluded people who could benefit from the physical and mental well being of ocean based activity.