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our team


Artist, avid surfer, diver and all around ocean man jolyon has for a lifetime been an ocean advocate and has now turned all his attention on saving coral reefs


30+ years experience building multi-million dollar dream homes Managing entire builds, operational costs, budgeting, and project timelines.

Jolyon Collier

President and founder

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Damien is a marine biologist, dive master and nonprofit leader.

Having lived in Hawaii for the past 7 years damien has seen first hand the effects that climate change has had on coral reef systems.

Damien is one of counting coral's sculptural installer and adviser

Damien Beri

Marine biologist


Lionel has over 30 years in executive corporate roles and running small businesses. He is responsible for the initial business structure and financial tracking for Counting Coral. 

lionel dawson



Viola is a bioengineer and material scientist interested in and working at the intersection of conservation and bio-integrated design. 


She is a diver, equestrian, and artist passionate about wildlife and coastal ecosystems. She aims to use her interdisciplinary knowledge to raise awareness and expand impactful efforts for ecological and societal sustainability. 

viola zhang

Special project manager


Hollie is a professional writer and activist, with experience working for non-profit educational organizations. 

With a background in international affairs, she hopes to use her skillset to navigate the team to clear waters and flourishing reefs.

hollie dee

Head of Operations


Jonny is a professional environmentalist, specializing in project management and impact assessments. 

With an educational background in Marine Biology, he holds experience in working and managing research projects for non-profit organisations which practice in biodiversity and conservation management


Jonny aims to apply his technical inputs in order to support Counting Coral's cause.

jonny dawson

Director of science


Brooke is a creative director and fashion model with a love for all things nature.


With experience in branding and graphic design, she hopes to direct Counting Coral and its ability to create a positive change. Born by the sea and forever outdoors, Brooke intends to generate worldwide awareness in a unique and captivating manner.


With previous involvement in current and trending marketing techniques, she will be able to optimize Counting Coral’s growth. 

brooke true

Executive director

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