Ken Nedimyer became inspired to help restore the coral reefs when staghorn coral recruits began to settle and grow on his love rock nursery. Ken went on to found the Coral Restoration Foundation, Inc. and pioneer nusery and restoration techniques beginning with staghorn and elkhorn corals.
Mike Echevarria met Ken in the early CRF days through the
Florida Aquarium. Mike then joined the CRF Board of Directors and
served as the Chair for four years. In that time Ken and Mike helped
grew CRF into a international force for coral restoration. Subsequently,
Ken left CRF to form Nedimyer Consulting Services, L.L.C.. and Reef
Renewal Foundation International. Inc.
In 2019, Mike founded Reef Renewal USA, Inc., (RRUSA). Mike has engaged to the RRUSA’s Technical Director leading the science and permitting.