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We are excited to announce the addition of Marisa Sames to the Live Water Foundation team. Marisa will be taking on the role as Program Director. She will be responsible for creating and managing the programs for wounded warriors, underprivileged youth, as well as children and adults with disabilities. “We are looking forward to working together with Marisa using her passion for the environment and getting people outside and on the water. Her energy and experience will elevate Live Water and our programs to the next level to do more good in our communities.” -Co-Founder Brian Meyer

a group of people in a roomMarisa Sames Bio

Marisa graduated from Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania in 2015 where she received a dual-degree in Bachelor of Science in Geography, Human-Environmental Studies and Bachelor of Arts in International Studies, Global Business, and Economics with a focus on Latin America. Following graduation, Marisa joined the Chesapeake BaySavers where she was responsible for creating education and outreach programs, establishing partnerships, assisting to write bills and testimony to improve the health of the Chesapeake Bay, as well as planning and executing fundraising events.

About the Live Water Foundation

Established in 2016, The Live Water Foundation was formed to support the signature give-back initiatives of the team at Capital SUP and to lead the advocacy of water sports activities that will improve the well-being of our communities. The Mission of the Live Water Foundation is to inspire and empower the people and organizations we work with and facilitate programs to improve the health, wellness, and environment of our communities. The Live Water Foundation currently supports three initiatives within the Veteran community, underprivileged and disabled youth, and promoting clean waterways. Our programs include: the Wai Koa Program, an adaptive paddling program for physically and mentally disabled Veterans; the Watermen’s Club, which inspires underprivileged and disabled youth to become future leaders through a watersports mentorship program; and the Oyster Recovery Program, which oversees and maintains 50 oyster cages off the docks of the South Annapolis Yacht Centre. In addition to programmatic support, the Live Water team aspires to create “Positive Vibes” within the Veteran community, inspire underprivileged and disabled youth to become future leaders, to be champions in the enhancement of the waterways in which we paddle, and to inspire a lifestyle of health and wellness through watersports activities.


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