Lisa is extremely passionate about the ocean and sharing this love with others. Growing up in Southern California and Hawaii made pursuing and sharing that love easy. A competitive ocean swimmer, free diver, naturalist and avid traveler there’s nothing she enjoys more than educating others about the natural environment.
Lisa earned her B.S. in Marine Biology from the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa. She has spent extensive time at sea conducting marine mammal research with NOAA and has worked for Scripps Institute of Oceanography and the U.S. Navy Marine Mammal Program. After a 5-year hiatus from the marine field, Lisa left her job in oncology research and closed her homeopathic practice. She put all possessions in storage and began her journey to earn sea time for her captain’s license while diving back into the field she dearly loved and missed. She’s spent the past seven years working in the South Pacific, Hawai‘i, Antarctica, and Southeast Alaska as a naturalist, hike/kayak guide and dolphin swim guide.
Lisa’s extensive work as a field biologist combined with a passion for health research and education has given her the unique ability to be open, friendly and relate to guests on all levels. She prides herself in providing guests with memorable field excursions with the goal of showing others how they can relate to the natural environment.