Industry Work

My experince in the Pacific Whale Watch Association

I spent six years working in the Pacific Whale Watch Association as an on-board biologist/naturalist, supervisor, and manager of local whale watching companies. As an on-board naturalist I educated guests on local whales and other marine wildlife, conducting marine mammal lectures on large motor yachts.

Humpback whale numbers have increased dramatically over the past number of years in the Salish Sea where they come to feed.

There are two different ecotypes of orcas in the Salish Sea, salmon eaters and marine mammal-eaters. Marine mammal-eating orcas, such as in this video, feed on seals, porpoise, and sea lions. They work together as a team within their family pod to take down prey.

Pacific Whale Watch Association

The Pacific Whale Watch Association (PWWA) is a community of ecotourism professionals with a shared commitment to education, conservation, and responsible wildlife viewing in Washington State and Britsh Columbia.

Pacific Salmon Foundation

The Pacific Salmon Foundation is a federally incorporated non-profit charitable organization dedicated to the conservation and restoration of wild Pacific salmon and their natural habitats in British Columbia and the Yukon.

Center for Whale Research

The Center for Whale Research (CWR) is the leading organization studying the Southern Resident killer whales in the Salish Sea. CWR performs health assessments to ensure the viability of the whale population, inform gorvenment officials, and sharing the whales' story with the world.