Paul E. Michel has over 20 years experience in environmental protection at the local, state, federal, and international levels. He is a nationally-recognized leader in wetlands, coast, and ocean management and protection. He has extensive experience in developing comprehensive natural resource and protection plans and coordinating collaborative projects and studies.
Mr. Michel has a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Tennessee and a Master of Public Administration from Georgia State University. He worked for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in Washington, D.C., Los Angeles, and San Francisco before coming to the National Marine Sanctuary Program in April, 2007.
Deputy Superintendent, Program Operations Coordinator
As the Deputy Superintendent and Program Operations Coordinator for Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary, Dawn Hayes is responsible for operations planning, budgeting and administering the site's Management Plan. She and her team support the efforts and infrastructure for ~30 staff at the Monterey, Santa Cruz and San Simeon offices and the Sanctuary's Advisory Council. Dawn graduated from Humboldt State University with a Bachelor of Science in Biology and Zoology with a marine emphasis and a Secondary Science Teaching Credential in Life and Physical Sciences.
Dawn brings over 20 years of professional experience to the sanctuary and has implemented marine science programs for the Catalina Island Marine Institute, Monterey Bay Aquarium, Arcata High School and the Boys & Girls Clubs of Monterey County.