Carl Rebstock, Executive Director, is a marine biologist and educator. He spent five years teaching marine science at the Monterey Bay Aquarium (MBA). Carl is active in fisheries issues at local and regional levels: as chair of the Education Panel at the 1999 Pacific Marine Conservation Council/MBA Rockfish Forum; co-editor of a fisheries community discussion guide published by the World Wildlife Fund, the Harbinger Institute, and MBA; and founding board member of the Fishermen's Aquaculture Program, Moss Landing, Calif. Carl is an adjunct faculty member of the University of California Extension, Davis, and serves on the national faculty of the Kettering Foundation.

Carl holds a master's degree in marine environmental studies from the University of Alaska, Fairbanks. His research explored the efficacy of bioremediation as a mechanism for cleaning the 1989 Exxon Valdez oil spill. He is a recipient of a Dean John A. Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship, during which he analyzed international marine policy for the Office of the Oceanographer of the Navy, Washington, D.C.

Carl holds the rank of Colonel in the U.S. Army Reserve and is a Medical Service corps aviator. He currently serves as the Deputy Assistant Chief of Staff--Operations for the 20-state Western Regional Medical Command. In 2001, he was mobilized to support Homeland defense by serving as Coordinator for the National Disaster Medical System for the Pacific Northwest. Carl formerly commanded a battalion responsible for conducting networked, computer simulations training across 12 Northwestern states, and served as the Chief Operating Officer of a continuously operating medical flight facility in central Alaska.