A Better Beach Ambassador is someone who, through their actions and dedication to the improvement of our communities, demonstrates a commitment to community ownership, responsibility, and accountability. 

 Tyler Hoppel   General Manager, HK on the Bay

Tyler Hoppel 

General Manager, HK on the Bay

Tyler Hoppel - HK on the Bay

We simply love going to the beach. We grew up on these beaches and believe that it is our purpose to ensure that we save the beaches so our children can enjoy them as much as we did when we were kids. Our beach is the bridge between us and the ocean, with warmer weather it attracts thousands of visitors to our communities. Our beaches are such fragile environments that we must be attentive in how we treat these beautiful stretches of land. 

When the community works together to to achieve a common goal of making our beaches cleaner and safer, they gain a sense of ownership. I think the community of Chic's Beach already has that sense of ownership of our beach. Between the Chesapeake Beach Civic League, Save the Bay day and now the Better Beach Project, I think it's safe to say that our beaches are in really good hands. These organizations are giving us the tools to have a better beach, it is our job as the community to come together to use these tools.


 Rae Timmons  Executive Chef, American Brew

Rae Timmons

Executive Chef, American Brew

Rae Timmons - American Brew

The beach is our back yard - it is our home. We all share an equal role in making sure that the beaches are clean and safe for locals, tourists, and our furry friends.

Community ownership means we need to take full responsibility for the preservation of our communities, from the beaches to the rest of the planet. No one person can make that sort of change alone. It requires a community with the same mindset pushing toward improvement, which starts here with a better beach. 

 Jess Bycraft  Owner, Torch Yoga

Jess Bycraft

Owner, Torch Yoga

 Nick & Kara Halleran  Owners, MAR Surf Exchange

Nick & Kara Halleran

Owners, MAR Surf Exchange

Jess Bycraft - Torch Yoga

We believe it is important to come to together as a community to make our beach a safe place to play.

We believe that we all live and work together. If we learn to take small steps in a positive way we can make big changes within the community. We have to hold ourselves responsible for this community and the more we step up to help the more others will act. We hope to create a common ground within the community that harnesses respect, cleanliness compassion and dedication.


Nick & Kara Halleran - MAR Surf Exchange

Our core belief is that you can engage with the sport of surfing more deeply when you're riding equipment specifically designed for you that you've made yourself. In the same spirit, we believe that you will enjoy the benefits of the beautiful place we live more when you take an active part in making it better. 

Every place and situation has its own unique beauty. That beauty is always there, but often it's the activity of looking and doing your part to add to that beauty that allows you to become aware of it. We're all lucky to live in a place where the natural beauty is so self-evident and it is our responsibility to make sure that we add to that beauty rather than to detract from it. When you take ownership of your community, you take steps to make it better; that makes you more proud of your community and so the endless cycle of improvement that we are all called to is enacted!