A Bit About Me
Growing up in Scotland and spending all my school holidays in the Hebrides, I was surrounded by marine life, and this became a big passion that continued throughout my life and career.
After graduating in Media Studies, I was always gasping to explore more of the world and embarked on a round-the-world trip which took me through Southeast Asia and on to Australia. It was here where I combined my love of photography and diving to work as an underwater photographer in Australia’s Great Barrier Reef.
Following my time in the Southern Hemisphere I ventured to the Pacific Islands and then New Zealand, where I then decided to move. I based myself in the Bay of Plenty where my marine work focused on cetaceans, and I managed a business which allowed people to swim with dolphins. This fuelled my desire to work within wildlife tourism, with the conservation element becoming increasingly important. I used this as a platform to engage, inspire and highlight the threats posed to cetaceans and the importance of choosing natural wildlife travel experiences.
I came back to my roots in Scotland working for Whale & Dolphin Conservation and EcoVentures Dolphin Watching in the Moray Firth before making the move to sunny Brighton to serve as project manager for WhaleFest, an ocean event which raises awareness and funds for marine conservation. I fell in love with Brighton and the surrounding area so decided to stay, and following on from WhaleFest I now run my own charity focused on getting orcas out of captivity.
I have recently joined the team as Product and Sales Support. Natural World Safaris encompasses my love for travel, wildlife and conservation and I feel very privileged to be working in a job that allows me to utilise my skills and enthusiasm for all three.