Employees

James Robinson
Executive Director

James Robinson has been working around the lake since 2005, when he started as a sailing instructor at the Lake Merritt Sailboat House. He became involved with the Lake Merritt Institute after helping Dr. Bailey with a few odd jobs, and was eventually hired as the Clean Lake Supervisor.

“It all started when Doc Bailey taught me the difference between a storm drain and a sewer,” James recalled when asked what piqued his interest in Lake Merritt’s trash problem.

Sam Griffin
Lake Supervisor

Paris Organist
Lake Supervisor

Gabriel Gipson
Lake Supervisor

Sara Amare
Lake Supervisor

Miguel
Lake Supervisor