Meet our Team

We make a change together

We consider every single volunteer as part of our Blue Religion family. We could never make this project successful without our volunteers and our dedicated board team members. Our mission is to work hard every day for better future for us and our nature.

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LUCIA BARANOVA

Lucia is a founder of Blue Religion. She is a professional diver, animal behaviour specialist, underwater photographer and passionate ocean conservationist. Lucia is focusing on shark conservation part of our organisation and she is the main expedition guide. If you dream about becoming friends with Lucia, talk about sharks or casually mention her dog Fin.

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Lucia Baranova

Founder & CEO ,

Expedition guide ,

Shark Ambassador 

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Bernardo Hautenne

Trash & Education 

Ambassador 

BERNARDO HAUTENNE

Bernardo is our main pollution ambassador. He is specializing in organisation of the clean up events and recycling management. He is working on an ongoing research about different types of plastic and their recycling abilities. Bernardo is the only person u’ll meet who will get upset about a beach or nature area being ‘’ too clean ‘’

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Nikol Argay

Management & Communication,

Expedition guide 

NIKOL ARGAY

Nikol is a brain and mouth of our project. She is the one who make sure that our numbers add up. Without Nikol our organisation would go to ground as we have a tendency of spending all the money on conservation. Nikol is also head of communication as she is probably the funniest person you’ll ever meet. PS: if you need anything serious, contact Nikol  she is the most organised.

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Lenka Baranova

Social Media & Marketing 

LENKA BARANOVA

Lenka is the one to help us with the alien world of social media. She is very patient with all our website changes and original with new ideas . Lenka is the hungriest shark we ever worked with, always remember to properly feed her otherwise you might get in trouble. She is the happiest  while diving or surfing. To conclude : without Lenka you would not be reading this.

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Little Shark Fin 

Head of Entertainment & Emotional support 

FIN

Working in a marine conservation field is not always easy, there is many moments where our enthusiasm starts fading out. That’s where this little creature comes to the scene. Our little shark Fin is the happiest animal in the world. She is one of our main expedition guides. Fin is so good at her job that we hired her even considering the fact that she can’t swim.

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