ISA Headquarters Staff
Finance and Administration Manager
As an independent contractor since 2011, Claudia joined the ISA in 2013 with a professional background in corporate finance following her experience as a Financial Manager for a Management Consulting firm. Born in San Diego, and raised in Mexico, she holds a bachelor’s degree in Finance from San Diego State University, as well as certificates from USC Marshall School of Business and University of San Diego.
Claudia is an avid traveler, who enjoys combining her passion for travel with her love of running. She also enjoys yoga, rock-climbing, and most recently surfing, having bought her first board weeks after joining the ISA. As the ISA’s Finance and Administration Manager, she will be responsible for overseeing the administrative and financial management, accountability requirements and human resources management of the ISA.
Manager of Event Operations
Harrison Robbs joined the ISA in August 2013 after graduating from the University of San Francisco in May 2013. As the Event Operations Assistant, Harrison works alongside the Director of Event Operations, William Younce, managing the logistics of the ISA’s World Championships, as well as managing ISA merchandise and equipment.
Harrison was born and raised in San Diego, California and is an extremely passionate surfer, who you can find surfing around La Jolla on any given sunrise. When there aren’t any waves he enjoys free diving and spearfishing, so as to never stray far from the ocean.
Membership and Development Manager
Megan came to the ISA in 2013 after recently returning home to San Diego from her time abroad in Australia. Megan graduated from Arizona State University with a degree in Communication Studies and a specialty in Sales and Marketing, and comes from an extensive background growing up in the surf industry. Megan is an avid traveler, surfer, and enjoys photography and music.
As Membership Operations, Megan will be responsible for ISA World Championship communications/registration, managing the ISA Scholarship Program, and supporting the ISA Educational Programs.
Associate Membership and Development Manager
Alex Reynolds joined the ISA in September 2014 after spending two years in Jeffrey’s Bay, South Africa working for Christian Surfers Africa as the Africa Correspondent. During his time in South Africa, Alex realized the potential for surfing to positively impact people’s lives, and it is this passion that gets him excited to work with the ISA and serve its mission to develop surfing across the globe.
Alex, a passionate surfer who tries to spend as much time in the water as on land, studied Marketing and Communications at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo. He also has extensive experience working as a surf coach, serving in adaptive surfing programs, and working with Aleph Surf – an organization that uses surfing to mentor and teach life skills to disadvantaged youth. As the Membership Assistant, he will take all his experience and knowledge to further develop the ISA’s Educational Programs and Membership initiatives.
Marketing and Media Manager
Bob Mignogna joined the ISA in February, 2010 after a 37 year career in the surf industry. Upon graduating from Fordham University, New York City in 1970, Mignogna taught elementary school for three years. In 1973 he moved to the North Shore of O’ahu to surf and learn surf photography. He eventually moved to Southern California for what became a 30 year career in media, mostly as the Publisher of Surfing Magazine, but also as Group VP over a number of action sports media properties. Mignogna co-founded SIMA, the Surf Industry Manufacturers Association, and sat on the Advisory Board for many USA-based surf competition and environmental organizations, including Surfrider Foundation and the SIMA Environmental Fund, among many others. In 2008, Mignogna was inducted into the East Coast Surfing Hall of Fame.
A native New Yorker, Mignogna is a regular in the lineup at Lower Trestles, and he enjoys time with his three children and five grandchildren. As the Senior Advisor, he works with the ISA President to help develop surfing globally.