I work to create things that solve problems and inspire wonder and confidence in people's lives.

Conservation Science

Implanting a transmitter into a juvenile pike to determine its nursery habitat.

Implanting a transmitter into a juvenile pike to determine its nursery habitat.

I am a broadly-trained biologist focusing on the ecology and conservation of predatory animals, particularly sharks. To that end, I am engaged in numerous projects globally that seek to advance our understanding many of our planet's most exciting and often misunderstood animals.

Social entrepreneurship

Leading the first-ever shark research trip in Japan to study the movements of hammerhead sharks.

Leading the first-ever shark research trip in Japan to study the movements of hammerhead sharks.

I founded and today run a successful non-profit organization called Beneath the Waves. We focus on advancing shark conservation through cutting-edge research and work with a variety of foundations, brands, and partners, to advance and amplify our efforts. 

Photo + film

A great hammerhead shark off the Bahamas.

A great hammerhead shark off the Bahamas.

Photo and film are tools I use to create stories from my work and travels. When it comes down to communicating the importance of conservation, I find that the ability to foster trust and true interest are multiplied by using personal media and documentation.

Music

Playing music on the 1 Hotel Rooftop, Miami.

Playing music on the 1 Hotel Rooftop, Miami.

I produce and perform electronic music under the name 'Natural Selection." This project helps me connect with people on a whole new level.