• Founding Director Scientists are Superheroes too and Eco-Elders
  • Over a sesquidecade experience an instructor/ educator
  • AASI Snowboarding Instructor including PSIA Children's Specialist
  • DAN Instructor (previous NAUI Scuba Instructor)
  • NBSC/ BoatUS Instructor, RI DEM Instructor, *USPB Instructor (TBC 09/20)
  • Delivered over 70 lectures and workshops (nearly half at schools) reaching nearly 6,000 learners
  • Ability to communicate with individuals across different ages, disciplines, industries, and languages across multiple platforms (in-person, telephone, internet, and social media)


University of Rhode Island, Kingston, RI
December 2017                                         
Bachelors of Science in Geology and Geological Oceanography
            Minors: Marine Biology and Underwater Archaeology
President Snowboarding and Ski Club, Divemaster Scuba Club, Travel Chair Surf Club,
Member Geology Club and Student Veterans Club

National Geographic 
December 2019
Educator Course Certification


Local High Schools
Society of Women in Marine Sciences
Women Offshore

Community Involvement 

STEM Academy Science Advisor
Region 3 PSIA/AASI Children's Committee Representative
Board of Directors member of Marine Technology Society's New England Chapter
Chairman of the STEM Committee for Oceans in Focus
Polar Educators International Council member


In-Command Seamanship Training Center                April 2019- present
     Training Captain (Instructor), Charter Captain
          Wickford, RI

Wachusett Mountain Snow Sports School                 January 2019- present
     Polar Kids Lead, Instructor Trainer, Snowboarding Instructor
          Princeton, MA

One Ocean Expeditions                                              August - December 2019
     Adventure Scientist, Lecturer, Zodiac Captain 
          Northwest Passage and Baffin Bay

Freedom Boat Club- Greater Boston & Cape Cod      April 2018- September 2019
      Training Captain (Instructor), Charter Captain
          Quincy, MA

Yawgoo Valley Ski School                                         November 2010- January 2019
      Hill Captain, Instructor Trainer, Snowboarding Instructor
          Exeter, RI
Project Oceanology                                                   February - May 2018
     Marine Science Educator, 1st Mate, OUPV
          Groton, CT

Scuba Made Easy                                                       September 2011- December 2017
     Scuba Instructor, Divemaster, 1st Mate
          Jamestown, RI

Poseidon Expeditions                                                 July 2016
     Expedition Staff Geologist, Lecturer, Zodiac Captain 
          Geographic North Pole, Franz Josef Land  

Integrated Statistics                                                  December 2015- March 2016
     NEFOP Journeyman Editor
          Falmouth, MA

Fish 'n Tales                                                               June - September 2015
     Marine Science Educator, 1st Mate
          Newport, RI

Breckenridge Ski Resort                                             December 2013- January 2014
      Lift Operations, Snowboarding Instructor
          Breckenridge, CO

University of Rhode Island                                         
     Graduate School of Oceanography                      September 2012 to May 2013  
          Divemaster and Scientific Diver                            
     Geosciences Department                                      September to December 2012
          Geophysics E-Resources researcher

Sugarloaf Moutain Resort                                         October 2008- April 2010
     Women's Specialist, Snowboarding Instructor
          Carrabassett Valley, ME

Thunder Ridge Ski Area                                             October 2005- March 2007
     Snowboarding Instructor
          Patterson, NY

Community Service/ Volunteer Activities

Boy Scouts- Geology Lecturer
Chill Foundation- SUP (paddle board) Instructor
Girl Scouts- Scuba Instructor
Institute of the Study and Practice of Non-violence- Snowboarding Instructor
Make a Wish Foundation- Snowboarding Instructor
Nature Conservancy- Marine Science guide
Pen-Quis Home Winterization Project- Coordinator, Educator, Laborer
Special Olympics- Snowboarding Instructor
Tuesday’s Child- Snowboarding Instructor


eXXpedition Round the World                                    October 2019 
     Ocean Educator, Scientist, Guest Crew
          Plymouth, UK to San Miguel, Azores (Leg 1)
Multiyear sailing voyage and research mission collecting microplastic and ocean toxins data, contributing to cutting edge scientific research and solutions- based thinking.  www.exxpedition.com

Sedna Epic Expedition                                                 August 2018
     Marine Educator, Scientist, Scuba Instructor 
          Northwest Passage and Baffin Bay
Bringing the ocean to eye level via the mobile aquariums & ROV workshops, to local Inuit in the Arctic, creating a knowledge exchange while preparing for a historic snorkel relay of the Northwest Passage. www.sednaepic.com

Surf for the Cause                   
                                   June 2011
     Educator, Laborer 
          Sutiava, Nicaragua
University of Rhode Island Surf Club, joined forces with Surf for the Cause and Flying Kites on a humanitarian aid trip to Nicaragua, where we delivered sports equipment donations, aided in building a community center, soccer and baseball fields.  

Conference Presentations

OSS Self-eSTEAM Conference- November 2019
     Creating your Own Opportunities: Ocean Entrepreneur 
MME Boston Harbor Educators Conference- October 2019
     Inspiring Conservation through Sports and Recreational Activities
MME Life in the Extreme Conference- May 2019
     Bringing the Ocean to Eye-level