I am an Arizona native who grew up vacationing in California. I am an adventurer and nature lover. Many of my favorite activities are centered around water. My life-long love of water has inspired my life and my career. I am a SCUBA instructor and a teacher. I earned my bachelors degree in Conservation Biology and my masters in Marine Biology. I am currently working on my doctorate in Marine Ecology. I love research and teaching. I have 2 dogs, 2 tarantulas, and a snake; none of which will be joining us for relaxation weekend.