CEO and Founder
In 2018, Tucker Grooms was a high school student and avid surfer who had a consistent history of giving back to his environment. He was an active Marin Search and Rescue team volunteer, participated alongside the Marin chapter of Surfrider Foundation, and volunteered with the non-profit, Surfworks, mentoring underprivileged kids about surfing and the importance of protecting our oceans and beaches.
To read more about his story of bringing Barrel Bag into life, click here.
Chief OPERATING OFFICER
With an entrepreneurial background and spirit, Loren gave Tucker Grooms, her son, the encouragement to create Barrel Bag in 2018. Loren oversees the daily operations of the organization and also runs the youth internship program. Located in Mill Valley, CA, she is passionate about protecting our environment, educating youth on the importance of taking responsibility for our environment, and mobilizing a grassroots movement of individuals to protect our oceans through a reduction in plastic dependency.
Tobias is an undergraduate at Minerva Schools at KGI, majoring in Government, Politics, and Society, minoring in Philosophy, Ethics, and Law. He believes that education is the most powerful tool to solve social problems, and it can allow young students that are motivated to be committed leaders to transform the reality of their communities. Tobias will be developing a Youth Ambassadors Program for students in California.
Customer Engagement & Ambassador Program
Pragya is a second year student at The University of Virginia pursuing majors in Marketing and IT. She is passionate about raising environmental awareness and tries to actively implement change in her community. Pragya oversees the Barrel Bag Ambassador Program and handles customer engagement. She is also working towards expanding the Impact Tracker initiative, so people can see how their personal contributions add to our community’s global efforts. When she isn’t busy growing Barrel Bag, you can find her painting on the lawn or keeping the oceans clean.
BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT & PARTNERSHIP SALES
Khadija Khokhar is an undergraduate at George Washington University pursuing a degree in International Affairs and Sustainable Development. She is a 20-year-old environmental organizer who centers her advocacy around environmental racism and intersectionality. Through her work, she encourages community building and grassroots mobilizing, and is an active member of the youth climate movement and organizations such as This is Zero Hour. At Barrel Bag, Khadija is the Business Development and Partnership Sales intern, where she strives to form relationships with environmentally conscious companies to help decrease plastic pollution in our oceans. Khadija believes that youth mobilization and grassroots action is crucial to this fight against the climate crisis, and encourages youth across the world to take action to protect our environments.
social media intern
Anais is a second year student at Minerva Schools at KGI, pursuing a double major in Business and Science with concentrations in Managing Operational Complexity and Earth’s Systems. She’s an advocate for climate justice with an emphasis on targeting systems rather than individuals, and enjoys taking deep dives into the many issues that intersect with the climate crisis. She is currently focused on Indigenous land rights, specifically relating to pipeline conflicts, and regenerative agriculture. At Barrel Bag, Anais manages social media strategy as the Social Media Intern, and aims to make the organization’s platforms into a useful resource.
Web and graphic designer
Hailing from the tropical islands of the Philippines, Sheehan is an undergraduate student at California State University, Los Angeles studying Biochemistry. As a premed student, she’s passionate about learning the effects of climate change to our health. She’s is also the Advocacy Co-Chairperson of the Association of Filipino Scientists in America. As a web and graphic designer in Barrel Bag, she aims to bring to life the vision of the team and deliver digestible content about our planet’s conservation.
High School Engagement Intern
Maya Breckenridge is a highschool intern at Barrel Bag. She participates in the Tam Highschool Surfrider Club and has been practicing reducing her plastic usage for years. Maya does monthly clean-ups around the Bay Area, and when she can’t clean up at the beach she is always picking up trash elsewhere. She loves marine wildlife, the beach, surfing, snorkeling, and has been Scuba Diving since she was ten years old. Maya believes that educating her peers and the youth can make a massive difference and inspire them to take action on a united front.