Meet Our Team
The Salish Sea School is committed to cultivating and preserving a culture of diversity, inclusion, and connectedness. We are able to grow and learn better together with a diverse team. We welcome the unique contributions that one can bring in terms of their education, opinions, culture, ethnicity, race, sex, gender identity and expression, nation of origin, age, languages spoken, veteran’s status, color, religion, disability, sexual orientation and beliefs.
We are stronger together with the collective sum of individual differences, life experiences, knowledge, innovation, self-expression, and talent which ultimately brings about a healthier planet.
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works as the Education and Events Assistant for Orca Network. Through educating people of all ages, she aims to raise awareness about the whales of the Pacific Northwest and the importance of providing them safe ...
is passionate about bringing the PNW's natural world to life on paper. Her beautiful water color paintings are used as a fundraiser to support our marine conservation programs...
is a Hatha Integral Yoga instructor (RYT 200) and has studied mindfulness and meditation practices through her yoga training and Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction 8 week course...
phoebe barnard, ph.d
is passionate about accelerating global sustainability tipping points in a way that's as smooth, just, and informed by sound science, social science and economics as possible...
is originally from Idaho, but she has been calling the Pacific Northwest home for several years. Some of her greatest passions are the Salish Sea and the wildlife that call it home. Read more
is a recent graduate from the University of Washington’s Aquatic and Fisheries Sciences and Biology programs. Growing up in Anacortes, he gained a passion for marine science through continuous explorations of the town’s tidepools and eventuallyand eventually focusing on issues pertaining to the marine environment.
loves to spend time outside with his favorite hobbies being hiking and scuba diving. Alex is currently a freshman at Virginia Tech from Ashburn, Virginia. He is majoring in Biological Systems Engineering and minoring in Biodiversity Conservation.
Upon graduation, Alex plans to pursue a career that will allow him to care for the natural world.
has a passion for marine animals and in particular the Southern Resident Orcas.
After graduating from college with a major in Biological Systems Engineering and minor in Biodiversity Conservation, Kyle plans on either going to graduate school or getting a job that will allow help to protect the environment. He is an avid scuba diver and loves to be outside in nature.
recently graduated with a BS in Biology from University of Wisconsin- La Crosse and moved to Washington. She has been working at the Port Townsend Marine Science Center in education and animal husbandry. She loves exploring tide pools, kayaking and is obsessed with orca and all marine mammals!
is an NBC News Photographer based in DC and also a Trans Man. He brings a creative mind and helps with the inclusion/affirmation process towards the LGBTQ+ community. Having more programs that are safe spaces for diverse communities is much needed and beneficial to mental and physical health.
is a retired urban planner who decided to follow his bliss and relocate to Whidbey Island. He is a wilderness trekker at heart and enjoys time on his sail boat. Robert has spent time helping with environmental conservation work focused on high desert and mountain habitats in the Southwest.