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Gordon Middleton

Gordon's passion for film is only rivaled by his passion for adventure. He was given the unique opportunity to work on the television show Survivor in 2010, which led him to realize his true potential as an adventure videographer. He founded Quiet Sun Productions in 2012 with the aim of combining his love for film with his passion for adventure and extreme sports. Plastic Tides was soon to follow. 

Christian Shaw

Christian is an avid waterman from Ithaca, NY. He attended Cornell University where he studied sustainability and business. After graduating in December 2014 he co-founded Plastic Tides. His lifelong goal is to combine water sports with environmental education and awareness in pursuit of a sustainable future. 

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Celine Jennison

Céline, a French/American born and raised in London spends as much time outdoors as she possibly can! Whether it be through her field-trips as a Plant Science undergraduate at Cornell University, or a windsurfing and sailing  instructor in France’s most prestigious sailing school- Les Glenans.


Passionate about sustainable food systems and nutrition, she is now a full-time Master Student at University of Oxford in Environmental Change and Management. She is fortunate to have sailed in many parts of the world and is co-founder of Plastic Tides- an organization that combines adventure and science to address ocean plastic pollution via Stand-Up-Paddle expeditions.