Ken Ehrhart, BA., AQ.

Ken Ehrhart is a Director of oceanearth ( a non-profit marine science, ecology, archaeology and education organization.  Ken and his wife Loretta earned their aquanaut credentials and PADI Underwater Habitat Specialty Certifications spending a day underwater at the Jules Undersea Lodge.  

Ken and Loretta have over fifteen years of experience diving and providing professional supervision of scuba divers; holding twelve SCUBA certifications, including professional Divemaster and Assistant Instructor certifications from the Professional Association of Diving Instructors. During their diving careers they have participated in the training of numerous divers, from introductory to professional levels; and participated in trips exploring an undersea island with Cordell Expeditions, free diving with wild dolphins in the Bahamas and kayaking with whales in Alaska. 
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In addition to diving and kayaking, Ken and Loretta’s outdoor adventures include backpacking and alpine mountaineering, with ascents of some fifty peaks including Mt. Rainier, Shasta and Baker; traverses of New York’s State Range and New Hampshire’s Presidential Range; and a week-long exploration in Alaska’s Chilkat Range.  
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Ken Ehrhart is currently a general partner in the venture capital firm SunBridge Partners ( where he specializes in technology assessment, funding of new firms, and market research.  Previously, he co-founded Equitek Capital and was the Director of Research for the Forbes-published Gilder Technology Report.  In addition to oceanearth, Ken sits on the Board of Directors of Alien Technology and the Board of Directors of Attendio.  
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Ken has traveled extensively in Asia, lived in Costa Rica and London, and currently resides with his wife and son, Rainier, in Carmel, California.  He holds two Bachelors degrees from the University of California, Berkeley, and attended the School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University.  
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