Kim is an avid naturalist and outdoor sportsperson. A marine biologist by training, Kim grew up in Connecticut
and then headed west to obtain her B.S and Master’s degrees in Marine Science at the University of California at Santa
Cruz. She has worked with the Sarasota Dolphin Research Program
at Mote Marine Lab
since 1990 studying wild dolphin populations along the west coast of Florida. Kim’s interest is to inspire others
to see the beauty of Florida coastal ecosystems and it’s inhabitants and to promote conservation through responsible
stewardship. Kim is a certified ACA level 1 and 2 kayak instructor and also an AFAA
group fitness instructor and personal trainer. She has worked in local fitness clubs since 1999. She believes
in promoting wellness and fitness through water sport related activities.
Pete grew up surfing, fishing, and exploring
the waters all around Sarasota Bay and coastal Florida. He currently works for Mote Marine Lab
as a specimen collector and boat captain. He has surfed all over the world and insists some of the best stand-up paddle
surfing and touring opportunities exist right here in coastal Florida.