Reef Guardian would not be what it is without the efforts of its team of staffs. Let’s take a quick look at who’s who in the team.
She graduated with Bachelor Science in Aquatic Resources Science Management in 1998 and Master of Science in Marine Biology in 2001. As a team leader, she oversees the Reef Guardian on site management, and act as the head of research in the organisation, supervising grant and fundraising activities, co-manage Reef Guardian website and webpage, and coordinate the team. She also helps in the establishment and strengthening of SIMCA enforcement. She is a certified Reef Check eco-diver and trainer,and an Honorary Wildlife Warden Apart from the doctorate title at which she recently receives in 2015 for her research in marine & fisheries science, she is also receiving titles such as SIMCA nurse and stern-looking lady. To pronounce her unique, often confused name Achier, the letter ‘r’ is silent.
A graduate from UMS, she joined Reef Guardian in 2005. She oversees the tourism activity, ensuring it is meeting to the environmental standards and guidelines. Also, she is the office admin. She is a certified Reef Check eco-diver and Honorary Wildlife Warden, hence, also putting her hands in to get research and monitoring, and enforcement works done. She is quite of a Reef Guardian historian as she remembers the dates of happenings than most of us could.
Joined Reef Guardian in 2009-2010 Rejoined Reef Guardian in 2013 A certified Honorary Wildlife Warden
Joined Reef Guardian in 2009, 2013-2014 Rejoined Reef Guardian in 2015
Being the longest service staff for Reef Guardian, he started off as just a boatmen but he is now a certified AOW Diver, Honorary Wildlife Warden, Reef Check eco-diver and now holding a Mate Domestic 500 GT boating license. A dedicated captain, he is fond of his boat, treating it like a second girlfriend. He is also known as Penyu Hitam (now Hitam, or Tam) due to his classic black skin.
He came in to Lankayan as a dive master in LIDR back in 2004 before joining Reef Guardian in 2005. He is the person in-charge in SIMCA enforcement. Loud and cheerful amongst his companion, he can transform into a monster during sea patrol operation. So, fishers beware! He is a certified Honorary Wildlife Warden, and a licensed boatman.
He completed his Bachelor Degree in Marine Science in UMS in 2009. During his first visit at Mabul in 2011, he realised that the life in the island just next to the reefs better suit him than the life in the city. So, he went on working at Mabul Island not long after. A year later, he was recommended to join in Reef Guardian in 2012. An avid scuba diver, he is also a certified Reef Check eco-diver, and an Honorary Wildlife Warden. Aside from research and monitoring activities, he is also responsible in engaging with the resort to oversee the sewage treatment systems, co-managing the FB website and webpage, as well as giving hands in sea turtle programme and enforcement.