On a visit to my grandparents when I was very small, probably five years old, I saw a pod of dolphins for the very first time as they swam alongside the Galveston Island Ferry. It was love at first sight. By the time I was ten, my dream was to be a marine biologist. However, the lack of strong math skills (and the fact that I lived about as far inland as possible in Colorado) made that dream unreachable. When I joined the SeaWorld Communications team as a contractor in 2005, it was the realization of a dream. I have worked in the communication field since 1994, and have been a blogger on my own personal site talking about the intersection between public relations and social media since 2005.
Watching and working with the amazing people who care for these animals and who are committed to their nurture and survival is nothing short of inspirational. Equally as inspirational are the amazing guests who I have been able to connect with over the years. My goal is to bring these two together, to open the amazing culture within the SeaWorld walls to the people who make it possible – the guests. My job is to do this through social media channels like this blog, Facebook, Twitter and wherever else the amazing people who make SeaWorld possible gather.