Lead Naturalist/ Manager of Naturalists and Vessel Operations

Growing up in northern Wisconsin, Olivia spent the summers camping, hiking, exploring, and playing on the many freshwater lakes. Pulling from this love of the outdoors, she went on to graduate from the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point with a B.S. in Biology, majoring in Zoology with a Captive Wildlife and Conservation Minor. Aside from a field study program on the Big Island of Hawaii, Olivia has spent years working in a wide array of places focusing on water testing, conservation, and animal husbandry.

After living in Costa Rica working at a wildlife sanctuary aiding in the rehabilitation and reintroduction of their terrestrial wildlife, she spent two years in New Zealand working as a marine wildlife guide on the Akaroa Harbor, primarily with Hector’s Dolphins. While her passion stemmed from watching Mighty Joe Young and Free Willy growing up, it grew from working with these amazing creatures around the world. She is eager to continue as a lead naturalist and managing vessel operations with a company that focuses on the conservation of our wildlife and, especially, the marine mammals that call the Pacific Northwest home.

When she is not on the water you can find her reading a book, experimenting with new recipes, nerding out on archaeology, or outside adventuring with her two dogs, Jack and Loon.