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Ross Pearsall, Esq.
Managing Director

Ross is LEAF's Co-Founder and Managing Director.  Prior to LEAF, he created Rhode Island's first community supported fishery. He then served as a program analyst at NOAA-National Ocean Service supporting National Marine Sanctuaries before becoming Counsel & Business Manager at Performance Research in Newport, RI. He attend Franklin and Marshall College before earning a JD from Widener University and Master of Marine Affairs from URI.

Nathan Rubuck, PHD
Executive Director

Nathan is LEAF's Co-Founder and Executive Director.  Prior to LEAF, he served as a natural resource manager and recreational fishing guide before becoming a Post-Doctoral research associate at NOAA Fisheries-Narrangansett. He has published work on marine biogeochemistry, ocean acidification, and climate-scale habitat modeling. He studied ecology at Princeton University before earning his PhD in Oceanography at the University of Maine.

Matthew Druckman, CPA
Board Chair

Matt is LEAF's Co-Founder and Board Chair.  Prior to LEAF, he has held accounting and financial positions at Deloitte, Dunkin Brands Inc, and is a Certified Public Account in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. He received his undergraduate and masters degrees at Boston College.

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