Our Board Members

MerlinClark bio

Merlin Clarke
Co-Founder, Dogeared Jewelry

Merlin Clarke is Co-Founder and “Head of Happenings” at Dogeared, the California-based jewelry brand synonymous with real style and meaningful messages. Merlin and his wife, Marcia Maizel-Clarke, started Dogeared on the sunny beaches of Southern California in 1991. His role and personal mission are to ensure that the company grows while remaining true to a set of core values and new business practices which reflect a socially responsible philosophy that’s built into Dogeared’s DNA.

Merlin spearheaded Dogeared’s initiative to become one of the first Certified B Corporations (B-Corps) – a certification awarded by meeting high standards of social and environmental performance, accountability and transparency. Dogeared received its first certification in 2011.

 

Rebecca Pontius
Co-Founder

Her background is in event planning and advertising and she has worked all over the world including Sydney, Hong Kong, and Toronto. Her goals in business and in life are to create community, take action and remind people to have fun.

 

Gary Crane
CFO, Integrated Endoscopy

Gary is best known for his 20 years as co-owner of Duffy Electric Boat Co.  Duffy is the leading brand in electric pleasure boating around the world. He left Duffy in 2004 to pursue new ventures, which included launching LOVE Reusable Bags, and currently in the medical products industry.

He’s been long time friends with Marcia and Merlin, who provide the inspiration to give back and blend social responsibility with business. “Stoked to be on board with such an awesome group and cause”   When not in the office or at board meetings, you will find Gary surfing.