"I’ve always been passionate about wildlife and the ocean, especially seals and sea lions. In 1998, after moving from LA where I volunteered in the B.A.T. (baby animal trailer) at the Wildlife Way Station, I became a volunteer for four years in animal care at Friends of the Sea Lion, A.K.A Pacific Marine Mammal Center. In 2014, I found myself volunteering again, but this time, in the gift shop. I am happy to say, that I now work for seals and sea lions as the gift shop manager and I work with an incredible team who share my passion for these animals and their environment. I am grateful for the opportunity to utilize my experience in retail, wholesale and display to visually engage our visitors and provide them with a variety of memorable, educational and fun merchandise."