Dr. Marino is a neuroscientist and expert in animal behavior and intelligence, formerly on the faculty of Emory University. She is also the Founder and Exec. Dir. of The Kimmela Center for Animal Advocacy, which focuses exclusively on … Read More
Donald C. Baur is a partner in the Washington, D.C., office of Perkins Coie. He previously served as General Counsel of the U.S. Marine Mammal Commission and as an attorney advisor in the Office of the Solicitor for the U.S. Department of … Read More
Mica Day is a passionate advocate for animal rights, with a background in the charity sector, specifically in community and online fundraising.
She runs a personal blog, covering cruelty-free and veganism, and her use of social media has … Read More
Michelle Duncan is the Founder of Duncan GIS, which provides geographic information services to help people organize, analyze and visualize their data. An example of these is the story map tour she created to time-stamp and geolocate the … Read More
Jeff Foster has spent his whole life around wild and exotic animals. He grew up as the son of a prominent zoo veterinarian, giving him experience caring for and managing animals from an early age.
Jeff has worked in the marine mammal … Read More
Rob Laidlaw has been the Director of Zoocheck since its inception in 1984, and has also worked for the World Society for the Protection of Animals, the Toronto Humane Society and other animal protection organizations. His focus is on … Read More
Michael Mountain is the former President and one of the founders of Best Friends Animal Society and its sanctuary in Southern Utah for abused and abandoned animals. Best Friends was one of the pioneers of the no-kill movement for companion … Read More
Captain Michael Parks served as chief of marine operations for the rehabilitation of the orca Keiko, and is leading the search for suitable sites for a seaside sanctuary for the Whale Sanctuary Project. He began in 1998 as a field engineer … Read More
Paul is a CPA and financial consultant with a 35-year professional career devoted to the financial needs of the nonprofit community. His 25 years in public accounting included tenures with Big 4 and large local CPA firms, in positions … Read More
The mission of The Whale Sanctuary Project is to establish a model seaside sanctuary where cetaceans (whales and dolphins) can live in an environment that maximizes well-being and autonomy and is as close as possible to their natural habitat.