Crew

RICHIE VANDENBERG
FOUNDER

The Captain

“Richie" is one of the two co-founders of The Hidden Sea. He’s a 4th generation grape grower, with over 25 years with his family enterprise. As an avid ocean kayaker, kite surfer, and paddle boarder, he’s seen firsthand the relative destruction plastic waste has brought to ecosystems around the world. The Hidden Sea mission was born from this experience. From 1997–2007 Richie played for the Hawthorn Football Club in the AFL, achieving Captain from 2005–2007.

JUSTIN MORAN
founder

The Head of Talking (and 2nd coolest founder)

After a decade of business success, serial entrepreneur Justin was touted by The Age Newspaper as one of the Top 30 people who influenced Victoria, AUS in 2006.

“We’re all citizens of the world, and there's only the one ocean. We’re all made from the same material, and revert back to the same material. We have an important role to play as we are all interconnected via the world’s oceans.

I have a cheeky saying... Maybe it’s not my plastic, but it's my planet.”

JON CONTINO
CREATIVE DIRECTOR

The Mastermind

As an artist and designer, Jon imparts his unique style on The Hidden Sea—just as he’s done for the likes of Nike,
Anthropologie, NFL teams, and many others.

AMBASSADOR MANAGEMENT TEAM

CRYSTAL EVANS
Customer Relations, Social Media and Ally Program Manager

Crystal builds and manages Ambassador and Business Partner relationships within our Ally Program.She also works tirelessly to grow brand awareness for The Hidden Sea through partnerships and events, social content, and constant engagement with our incredible community of fans.

LINDA TEMANI
Ally Program Manager, Denmark, UK

Linda is a tour de force in our Ally Program for finding the right brand fit with Ambassadors and Business Partners in Denmark and the UK. She’s an expert at forming strong, long-lasting relationships, and you can see the dramatic results of her work with the positive feedback, and user-generated content, that pours into our Instagram feed every day.