Colleen grew up in a little SoCal beach town and has been making her way up the West Coast ever since. Growing up next to the ocean sparked a passion for marine conservation and a love for salty ocean air. She moved up to Santa Cruz and got a degree in Environmental Studies and Biology. There she learned about the finer things in life, like surfing, kayaking, tidepooling and scuba diving. And she also narrowed her focus of study on marine resource management, and worked as a fisheries observer for a couple years. Pretty soon she could no longer resist the call of the Pacific Northwest and has happily landed on the San Juan Islands. This is Colleen's second season on the island and she's looking forward to getting to share her love of the outdoors and sea critter facts and with visitors again!
When she's not at work, you can find Colleen on of the islands' many hiking trails, enjoying a sunny beach day, or keeping cozy inside baking some sweet treats and watching a movie.