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.



Emmanuel Entes
Lake Supervisor