Founders


Joseph Ierna Jr.

Captain Joseph Ierna Jr is passionate about surfing, fishing, diving, sailing the Oceans, and farming the Earth, throughout his life. USCG 500 ton Masters license (Ret), Graduate Westlawn Institute of Marine Technology Yacht Design Naval Architect, team builder IACC Americas Cup Abracadabra 2000, husband, father and deep love for family and friends. Joseph resides on Long Island Bahamas with his wife Nicola.

“It is my hope, to make a lasting difference to our Planet Earth, by inspiring all individuals to repair and protect our precious resources; through OCA, through sustainable programs in Conservation, Research, Education, Science, Technology. A Healthy Ocean and Earth is Vital to All Life!”

Nicola Ierna

A Bahamian “Family Islander”, Nicola possesses a Heavenly spirit of Heritage and Culture few know of. Living off the Land and Sea her entire life, working in Harmony with the surrounding environment. Banking is her professional career; family, friends and island jewelry design her passion. It is this Idyllic lifestyle so many dream of, and through these life experiences she can cast a lasting impression.

“Through my deep love for God the Almighty, I wish to share all that I have learned from my Heritage, with the World; and the Nature that we live by.”