Board Profile | Paul A. Stone

Paul Stone and daughter
Paul with his daughter, Mary, as they get ready to swim the Alcatraz Race.

Meet Save The Bay Board Member Paul A. Stone, Patent Attorney and Chief Operating Officer at 5AM Ventures. Paul is originally from Oconomowoc, Wisconsin.

How long have you been a member of Save The Bay’s Board of Directors?

Almost two years.

Do you have a favorite Bay site or experience?

Sailing underneath the Golden Gate Bridge.

How did you get involved with Save The Bay?

I learned about Save The Bay through a colleague. I was immediately interested in the organization’s issues and felt aligned with what Save The Bay was trying to accomplish.

What is the best thing about being a board member at Save The Bay?

Getting exposed to interesting and important issues, and being a part of the breadth and depth of experience that the other board members and Save The Bay staff bring to the table to address such issues.

If you could be one Bay plant or animal, what would it be and why?

A porpoise that gets to swim in and out of the Bay!

Who is your environmental hero?

Chief Seattle, who said “We do not inherit this Earth from our ancestors; rather, we borrow it from our children”

What is your favorite thing about the San Francisco Bay Area?

The diversity and mix of the climate, topography, and people.

What is one thing you do each day to protect the environment?

As a board member I try to think about and/or do something for Save The Bay every day. I also stay aware of waste creation and recycle every day.

Tell us about your role as Co-Chair for Save The Bay’s 2013 fundraising event, Fall for the Bay.

As a Co-Chair I believe this is an event that helps us showcase the Bay. I love that it will be a night of celebrating the organization’s efforts to protect and enhance the environment of the Bay. We need to do all we can to keep this gem healthy, for the environmental aspect as well as the economic value a thriving Bay brings to our communities.