A native of Cape Cod, Massachusetts, Katelin has worked in both the wildlife conservation and marine education fields for more than a decade. She has been combining her science and educational skills for S2S since 2013 when she came on board to head up the NESTS (Neighbors Ensuring Sea Turtle Survival) program as director, implement youth programs and serve as the volunteer coordinator for the organization.
Now the Education and Outreach Coordinator for S2S, Katelin continues her work with NESTS and also works on a variety of projects including developing and participating in outreach programs through community events and festivals, fundraisers, education initiatives and social media. She also coordinates other outreach activities by partnering with other public and private partners to raise awareness for the conservation of coastal marine habitat and endangered marine species.
Having grown up in New England, Katelin has extensive experience studying marine mammals in the Gulf of Maine and has logged over 4,000 hours documenting and observing them aboard large whale watch vessels. During her tenures as a marine naturalist for Hyannis Whale Watcher Cruises and the Provincetown Center for Coastal Studies, she was responsible for the visual ID of marine species, data collection, and photo ID. In addition, Katelin has held an array of positions in public aquariums including animal husbandry technician, marine educator, wildlife specialist, and marine mammal trainer. She has also worked as a veterinarian technician in an animal hospital and clinic for five years.
Katelin resides in Sarasota and enjoys traveling, scuba diving, and trail hiking with her dog.