Regan Gammon has been a community volunteer and a nonprofit fundraiser for the past 35 years. She currently serves on the board of Sailors for the Sea as well as the advisory boards for the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center and the South Texas Natives project. She is a founder of Taking Care of Texas. Regan has been a member of the National Park Foundation board and served as its citizen chair for two years.
She is a founder of the Texas Book Festival and was chair of the board for three years. She has served as president of the Junior League of Austin and the St. Andrew's Episcopal School board. Regan and her husband, William, have two grown children. She is a graduate of Texas Christian University.
What is your earliest memory of the ocean?
I first saw the Pacific Ocean on Vancouver Island at age 24. It was very impressive for a girl who grew up in the desert in west Texas.
What is the biggest threat to preserving the ocean and local waters for future generations?
There is not one "greatest threat" in my opinion. There are many problems that add up including warming trends, ocean acidification, ice caps melting, pollution (run off and plastic) and over fishing…just to name a few.