Monday, February 7, 2011

Introducing Neel Singh!


by Neel Singh, SF Surfrider

Greetings followers of the MOP Blog!

My name is Neel Singh. I’ve just accepted the position as the new coordinator of the Music Outreach Program (MOP) for San Francisco’s chapter of the Surfrider Foundation. Nicole Parisi-Smith has done such an amazing job bringing the MOP from the DC Chapter to SF and has left me with physically small but substantially large shoes to fill! I’m looking forward to continuing the great outreach work she’s done with our MOP crew and the musical artists and venues that share in the Foundation’s values of protecting our oceans, beaches, coastlines, and the people and wildlife who share those environments.

Being from the Fiji Islands and a Surfrider member you’d think that I’d be an avid surfer. I must confess like Matt (DC MOP Coordinator) that I’m not, but I still feel at home being next to the ocean. There is no greater feeling of peace and serenity for me than sitting on the beach, listening to music and the waves with my dog, Miles. I am a huge music enthusiast of various genres, a hobbyist musician, and proponent of environmental protection. Joining SF Surfrider’s MOP has given me the opportunity to bring together the most important and fulfilling aspects of my life. It is my goal as our chapter’s new MOP Coordinator to work together with various artisits, venues, and our volunteers to reach out to people like you – fans of oceans, beaches, wildlife, and of course music.

Some of the shows we’ve had the blessing of being a part of include Jack Johnson, Katchafire, SOJA, My Peoples (formerly Kapakahi), Bayonics, Oceanroyal, and many more…

If you’d like more information or would like to become a member of the Surfrider Foundation and the Music Outreach Program please feel free to email me at neel[@]sfsurfrider.org, or visit the chapter website at www.sfsurfrider.org. Keep following our blog and twitter for upcoming concerts, beach cleanups, and other events. Hope to see you at the next show!

1 comment:

jcjcjc50 said...

Hi Neel,
Lets through a party at Tahoe for the Lake and Surfrider. We have the Shakespeare Stage on Sept. 9-19 to do something cool.