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Our Team

Amanda Curaza

Executive Director

Amanda has been with Operation Surf since its beginning days and has had the honor of watching it become what it is today.  After serving as a volunteer, the impact it had on her life quickly transpired into a profound dedication—a passion for continuing to support the organization in carrying out its mission.

Today, as the Executive Director, her commitment and leadership continue to inspire her team in making the organization’s vision come to life.  Her innovations and initiatives have served as key intricacies to its success, and her years of involvement have instilled deep knowledge on every aspect of the organization.  She puts her passion for serving others at the forefront of her life and is proud to have been part of all the accomplishments Operation Surf has made.

Her greatest joy is being a mother to her daughter, Kaia, and having the gift of raising her among the beautiful-hearted people that make Operation Surf possible. Amanda enjoys working on the organization’s growth and challenges, but most of all, hearing the incredibly humbling stories from the heroes she meets. She wholeheartedly believes in the mission and the unrivaled experience of ocean therapy.