KEY PEOPLE

The Executive Board

The foundation, development, and operations of Love Blue Inc. are facilitated through young leaders. The Executive Board, Chapter Presidents, & Appointed  Officials uphold the mission of conserving our oceans through community outreach & beach cleanups.

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AJ CARUSO

CEO/President

Love Blue is more than just beach cleanups, it’s a movement. Growing up on the coast has provided me with solid awareness of our eco-systemic problems that our oceans have to endure. I realized the problem at a early age. I noticed that even though  many summer visitors enjoyed the beach life, few to none respect or care for their impact on litter on the local beach communities. So I was inspired by other eco-based cleaning organizations to establish the doors of Love Blue. As a community based movement, we strive to work together to help make sustainable practices mainstream. By implementing these practices, we will futuristically develop a stable environment for our communities and beaches. 

Phone Number: (609) 972 1586

Email: ajcaruso@loveblueinc.org

Socials: @ajcarusoo

CARLIE COOPER

Internal Vice President

I first joined Love Blue as a volunteer and was inspired instantly by the organization. Being from Ohio, this was the first time I saw my community come together to help protect our oceans and with the help of Aj’s leadership, I quickly fell into a role on the team. Being a marine science major, the message that Love Blue stands for means a lot to me, and I love doing my part to spread awareness on the ocean pollution crisis. As Internal Vice President and President of our Coastal Chapter, I aim to inspire people through hosting cleanups, marketing, executive projects, social media accounts, school clubs and more. I hope to get as many people involved in our mission as we can and continue to spread the Blue Movement across the coast!


Coastal Carolina University: Marine Science

Phone Number: (330) 704-5721 

Email: carliecooper@loveblueinc.org

Instagram: @carlie.cooper 

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BREE PUTERIO

External Vice President

I officially joined the love blue team in September 2020 after a computer science class at Coastal Carolina University with founder AJ Caruso. AJ’s ambitious ideas for beach cleanups along the east coast Instantly grabbed my attention and inspired me to get involved. As a business marketing major, I saw online classes and global COVID-19 quarantine as an opportunity to build a strong foundation, create a social media presence, and develop plans for a student organized club at Coastal Carolina University. Going into the spring/ fall semesters of 2021 Carlie and I were able to put our plans into action. We quickly became one of the most well-known clubs on campus and within the Myrtle Beach community for our community service opportunities and clear mission. Now, as the External Vice President of Love Blue Inc. my goal is to continue inspiring college students all over the east coast to get involved in their communities while protecting ocean wildlife and sharing our mission. I am beyond excited to guide current student club leaders and expand our organization to colleges all over the country! 


Coastal Carolina University: Business Marketing 

Phone Number: (571)510-2146 

Email: breeputerio@loveblueinc.org

Instagram: breeputerio

RHETT ZEID

Treasurer

After studying financial planning at Fairleigh Dickinson University and becoming a financial advisor, I was drawn to love blue to support the cause. With my background in providing financial expertise, I feel I am putting it to good use to help grow the organization even further. Our oceans are one of the most important parts of Earth we must sustain and take care of. I am grateful to be a part of something where I can give back and help the world, make an impact supporting the community, and doing good 


Email: rhettzeid@yahoo.com 


Phone: 609-975-4786 

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EXECUTIVE CHAIR POSITIONS

Head of Operations

 
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BEN SMITH

Graphic Designer

Seeing the pollution on the beach was a norm. After getting involved with Love Blue, it opened up my mind to doing my part in respecting the Earth & all its natural beauty. 

Ben Tripp Smith

Email: trippsmithh@gmail.com

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Illistrator

STOCKTON UNIVERSITY CHAPTER

Atlantic City & Surrounding Beaches

Welcome to the Stockton University Chapter of Love Blue. We aim to creat a cleaner & healthier beach/ocean for coastal communities near Stockton University. Get involved with our club today!

 
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NICK OLSON

President

Contact
(856) 287-6459
nickolson@loveblueinc.org

COASTAL CAROLINA UNIVERSITY CHAPTER

Myrtle Beach, SC

Join our Coastal Carolina University Love Blue Club! We operate in various sections in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. We connect with local businesses, organizations, & individuals in the area who want to help raise awareness about ocean/beach pollution. Together we can create a more sustainable future for Myrtle Beach & it's strong marine life presence.

 
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CARLIE COOPER

President

ROWAN UNIVERSITY CHAPTER

Glassboro, NJ

 
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KEVIN BAKER

President

WILDWOOD CREST CHAPTER

National Headquarters

 
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AJ CARUSO

CEO/Chapter Advisor

Green Team Chair Member, Former 7-year WCBP Ocean lifeguard, Borough of Wildwood Crest Partner, & Community Organizer. As Love Blue evolves, we will always keep our roots deep where it all started. I would like to continue building our community outreach & programs moving forward.

Phone Number: (609) 972 1586

Email: ajcaruso@loveblueinc.org

Socials: @ajcarusoo

FOUNDING FATHERS

Wildwood Crest Est. 2019

 
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SEAN LAVENDER

Former Vice President

An entrepreneur by day, ice cream fanatic by night. Surfer, outdoorsmen, and adventurer. A good leader can do the right thing while others are looking but a great leader does the right thing while no one is looking. I believe in hard work and good people coming together for a greater good. That is why it is such an honor to be apart of the Love Blue. A group of like-minded and good-hearted people willing to work to protect the place we love most, for us and our future generations.


Stockton University Alumni: Environmental Scientist

Phone Number: (609)-579-9821