Meet Our board of directors & Staff
Our tribe of volunteers
The success of Marine Life Studies is due to our amazing, highly skilled, and dedicated volunteer staff. Almost all personnel involved with Marine Life Studies, even our Executive Director, serve as volunteers; we have only two paid staff whose time is dedicated to ensuring our operations run smoothly. They work behind the scenes to apply for permits that allow us to conduct our research, and grants that help fund our research, education, and whale rescue. Our volunteers are spread through all areas of our organization, from our board of directors to our Whale Entanglement Team (WET)®. They help us with public outreach, boat surveys, data entry, whale disentanglements, boat maintenance, and much more! Our volunteers are from all walks of life and their dedication, passion and hard work are an inspiration. We are truly grateful for everything they do, and we wouldn’t be able to conduct our work without them.
At Marine Life Studies, we optimize critical thinking by embracing diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging — our success is contingent upon the ability to learn from all life experience perspectives, resulting in positive solutions. We celebrate being an equal opportunity workplace and an affirmative action employer.