Pritam Singh is an environmental and social activist, entrepreneur, philanthropist and engaged student of religion and philosophy. Pritam joined the Sea Shepherd Legal board in late 2016. In numerous movements and organizations for almost five decades, he has worked, supported and affected change to conserve our oceans, protect animals, educate and nurture children, and promote both progressive political change and the transformative power of understanding and compassion. Pritam is a member of the City of Marathon Affordable Housing Task Force, and the President of Rose Apple Society of Contemplative Study. Singh received his Sikh name in 1976 at the Golden Temple in Amritsar India. He has been a decades long student and collaborator with the renowned Buddhist teacher Thich Nhat Hanh, assisting him with the editing and publishing of six books and as representative of the Plum Village Community worldwide. Pritam is a member of the Order of Interbeing, and an initiated Buddhist Dharma teacher He was instrumental in the founding of the first Mindfulness Practice Center in the United States, the Mindfulness Training Institute, Maple Forest Monastery and Deer Park Monastery. He also leads his family’s charitable efforts. Pritam is the Founder and President of the Singh group of companies, which is today the leading hotel, development and management company in Key West and the Florida Keys. The Singh group, founded in 1979, has gained a national reputation for the adaptive reuse of obsolete properties, historic renovation, environmental remediation and award winning design.