Surfriders Foundation San Diego Chapter
Mitch Silverstein – Policy Manager, Surfrider Foundation San Diego County. Mitch hails from Southern California and spent 10+ years in the San Francisco Bay Area before relocating to San Diego in 2015. As an activist, he strives to raise awareness of how our everyday choices affect the ocean & planet, and advocates for sensible environmental policy at a local level. His ultimate goal is to see good environmental stewardship become mainstream, even “cool.” Mitch served in various volunteer leadership
positions before being hired on as Surfrider San Diego Chapter Manager in 2018. In 2022, Mitch transitioned to the chapter’s policy role. He aims to serve as a voice for San Diego’s coast at the local, regional, and state government levels. When not fighting the good fight, Mitch likes to surf, paddle, roller skate, and hang out with his nieces. He’s also a big sci-fi nerd, but don’t tell anyone.