Open House Live

Past Open House Live Recordings

Open House Live with Eric Martin

“So You Want to be a Marine Biologist . . .Let’s Talk About Whale Poop”

Recorded on Saturday, April 23, 2022 at 10:45am

AltaSea and the Los Angeles Maritime Institute is celebrating Blue Earth Day by inviting families everywhere to participate in ocean-related activities with local organizations around the Port of Los Angeles. Eric Martin, Aquarist Director of the Roundhouse Aquarium Teaching Center, will give a presentation on the Poop Chain of Whales, Dolphins, and Sharks.

Eric Martin has been with the Roundhouse Aquarium since the year 2000. He started as an Aquarist Assistant and moved his way up to Co-director in 2004. He has nearly 30 years of teaching experience. In 2011 Eric was honored with the American Meteorological Society’s award for Outstanding Non-Formal Educator for his great teaching at the Roundhouse.

Prior to the Roundhouse, Eric worked for many years as an educator in the animal care unit at the former Marineland of the Pacific. Since then, he has been working in conjunction with the Center for Whale Research on the orca project and with Cascadia Research working on blue whale and humpback projects.

Eric continues with his work by taking his boat and camera out often to document the whales and dolphins that roam in the Santa Monica Bay. The Roundhouse uses his footage for field trips and to help educate the children about the wonders of the ocean.

Open House Live with Brian Goldstein

“Developing Innovative, Action-Oriented Solutions to Petroleum Dependence, Pollution and Climate Change on Land and Sea”

Recorded on Saturday, February 26, 2022 at 10:45am

Energy Independence Now (EIN) is the only environmental nonprofit organization dedicated to advancing fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEVs) and renewable hydrogen infrastructure for transportation, renewable energy storage and deep decarbonization.

Brian Goldstein leads EIN in its mission to support a transition to a clean transportation system. With a background in finance, Brian has professional experience in the alternative fuels, renewable energy, energy efficiency, transportation technologies, and financial services sectors. He has served as CFO of a motorcycle design and manufacturing firm as well as CFO of a hydrogen transportation technology company, where he focused on both public and private financing initiatives, infrastructure acquisitions, automotive technology development, and fleet adoption of hydrogen technology.

Brian has worked to develop alternative fuel distribution networks in California and Colorado. He has also served as a technical and financial consultant to the US Department of Energy and he continues to serve as a judge for the Clean Tech Open business plan competition as well as the DOE National Clean Energy Business Plan Competition.

Mr. Goldstein graduated with a B.S. in International Business from the Leeds School of Business, University of Colorado, and earned his MBA with focus on Finance and International Business at the Pepperdine University Graziadio School of Business Management, where he received a Merit Scholarship. Mr. Goldstein is an Eagle Scout.