Nick Drobac is the co-founder and executive director for The Clean Oceans Project (TCOP), an environmental non-profit based in Santa Cruz, CA. Formed in 2008, TCOP’s mission is to ‘eliminate plastic pollution from the world’s oceans’.
Nick was born and raised on the central coast of California and has spent most of his life diving in or sailing across the Monterey and San Francisco Bays, as well as the Adriatic, Mediterranean, and Caribbean seas. As a result, he developed a deep connection with the marine environment, which in large part was the driving force in creating The Clean Oceans Project. Nick holds undergraduate and law degrees from Santa Clara University. Prior to forming The Clean Oceans Project, Nick worked in project management and sales in the commercial construction industry.