Board of Directors


Interesting in joining our team?

Are you dedicated to helping kids & adults enjoy the sport of surfing?

Philip & Ola Jackson
Philip & Ola Jackson


Philip and Ola Jackson founded the Surf Dreams Foundation in January 2014. With four children, a passion for helping others and a love for surfing they decided to start the next chapter in their lives.

Tom & Erin Palmieri


Tom Palmieri moved to the area from NJ back in 1995 and quickly got involved in surfing down in Garden City Beach with a few local friends from the area. Erin Palmieri grew up in Myrtle Beach and worked at Surf City throughout high school. Both Tom and Erin are stoked to be involved with Surf Dreams and the surf community and enjoy spending time with their two daughters Lilley Grace and Lola Kay. We enjoy all the friends we have met attending local surfing events and love spreading the stoke!

Blake Brown
Blake Brown

Head Instructor

Blake Brown is one of the best surf instructors on the planet. From guiding families on a paddleboard tour to planning a surf camp to the Caribbean he is your guy. He is still a Grom at heart.

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Surfing is such a great water sport and when you are in the hands of true surf professionals learning to surf is accessible for people of all ages. By supporting Surf Dreams Foundation, you are enabling kids to unleash their passion for surfing by providing lessons, equipment, and leadership to kids who otherwise don't have access to those resources.

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