Meet the Bloggers

Henry Star is the foundations “Star Fish”; he joined the team in Spring 2016 and  lives at Starfish Headquarters in Baltimore, MD.  He spends a lot of time doing what fish do best – swimming! He travels between Ecuador and the United States so he can share information about the happenings at The Starfish Foundation with the world.

He has a knack for writing, enjoys dancing, and is always ready to celebrate a special Starfish Day. In his free time, he enjoys scoping out beaches, admiring coral reefs,  and yoga. He is immensely thankful for his ability to travel the world and share the Starfish story. His favorite book is a tie between When You Wish Upon a Starfish and The Rainbow Fish.


Amanda Benton is the Communications Co-Manager for The Starfish Foundation and the coordinator for this blog. When not working, she enjoys long-distance hiking / backpacking, reading, crossword puzzles, sitting around a campfire, and traveling. She is passionate about empowering youth, enjoys photography, and loves competitive scavenger hunts.

Professionally, Amanda is an Assistant Director of Alumni Relations at Marist College. In addition to Starfish, she enjoys volunteering with the media department of her church and the Special Olympics where she is a volunteer captain for floor hockey and gymnastics. She has a degree in Advertising and Radio/TV/Film and a minor in Spanish from Marist College. She lives in Poughkeepsie, NY with her housemate (Christina) two cats (Docena and Ninja) and a hedgehog (Bearnabus Thackery).