Danica Sanborn

Executive Director

Danica moved from Brewster, New York after receiving her B.S. in Zoology. She received her Master’s in Marine Biology from Nova Southeastern University. Previouslyshe has worked for Palm Beach County at Daggerwing Nature Center, as a Naturalist educating all ages about South Florida’s unique environment.  She is very passionate about ocean conservation and shark research.


Evan Orellana

Director of Education and Animal Care/Internship Coordinator

Evan is a veteran paddler and surfer as well as a marine biologist with a specialty in invertebrate zoology.

Ashlee Whitaker

Ashlee Whitaker

Naturalist/Volunteer Coordinator

Ashlee grew up in Denver, Colorado and attended Colorado State University where she recieved her Bachelor's in Zoology with a minor in conservation biology. Her love and curiosity of ocean life brought her to Florida in 2015 to pursue a career in ocean conservation and education.