Ross is on a mission to end plastic waste and reduce CO2 through market-driven innovation. He is an entrepreneur with a diverse background in operations, business development, marketing, communications, brand innovation and content creation. Following an MFA from Rutgers University, Ross acted in several award-winning TV shows and went on to found a digital content marketing agency for industrial manufacturers. He joined CRDC in January 2019 and now holds the role of Chief Operating Officer as the company rapidly expands its reach across Costa Rica, the US, South Africa, the UK, Mexico, Australia, New Zealand, Samoa, Dominican Republic and others. Most recently, Ross was a featured speaker at the Ultramarine Ocean Action Summit hosted by Richard Branson on Necker Island.