Whale Watch Naturalist

Rachel was born and raised in Ohio where she also received a BSc degree in marine biology.  Since college Rachel has been spending her time watching various cetaceans and wildlife off coast lines all around the US, both as a naturalist and researcher. 

Rachel will be returning for her 3rd season at San Juan Safaris after spending the last year and a half studying bottlenose dolphin in the Mississippi Sound.  Rachel could not be more thrilled to be back on San Juan Island for the season, where she will be immersed in an ecosystem that she is passionate about while being surrounded by a great group of people. 

When Rachel isn’t working on the boats you will find her hiking around the island, relaxing on one of San Juan’s beaches, or finding a good spot outside to read a book which will most likely eventuate into a nap.