Board of Directors


Education and Outreach Coordinator


Wendy joined Laguna Ocean Foundation as Education and Outreach Coordinator in February 2022. Wendy grew up in Laguna Beach and with a deep love for the ocean and natural resource conservation. She studied Marine Biology at UC Santa Barbara and is on track to receive her Master’s in biology at Point Loma Nazarene University in Spring 2022. Her previous work was teaching science to middle schoolers in Capistrano Unified School District. She has non-profit experience with the Ocean Institute, Pacific Marine Mammal Center, and OC Habitats. Wendy strives to extend Laguna Ocean Foundation’s reach and impact on the community by increasing awareness of the ocean environment and overseeing LOF’s tidepool employees, volunteers, and outreach events.

Docent Trainer


Gretchen joined the Laguna Ocean Foundation as a Tidewater Docent in October 2016, and accepted a promotion to Docent Trainer in 2021.  Gretchen is a retired elementary school teacher who has actively been educating children and adults about the environment and sustainable living since the 1970s. Her love of the ocean ecosystem led her to begin volunteering for the Pacific Marine Mammal Center in Laguna Beach in 2015 and then for LOF in 2016. 

Educator Trainer


Jessica joined Laguna Ocean Foundation in June of 2021 as a Tidepool Educator and has since become the Educator Trainer. Jessica grew up in Michigan, visiting family in Southern California where her love for the ocean began. She studied biology at Grand Valley State University and is in a gap period before attending grad school for marine biology and shark research. Jessica loves working in our ocean ecosystem and teaching others about the wonders of the intertidal zone and Marine Protected Area. 

Education Specialist


Our Education Specialist joined Laguna Ocean Foundation in 2018 as a Tidewater Docent then quickly advanced to Tidepool Educator. Now as Education Specialist, she handles data management, assists in onsite and online outreach and education, and collaborates with nearby businesses, schools, and after-school programs. She is on track to complete her Master’s at Scripps Institution of Oceanography in 2023. 

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