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MBNMS Education & Outreach Staff

pic of Liz LoveLiz Love

Education Specialist
Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary
99 Pacific Street, Bldg. 455A
Monterey, CA 93940
(831) 647-4255

As Education Specialist for the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary, Liz Love is involved with developing and implementing education and outreach programs in the Monterey region. Liz graduated from U.C. Santa Barbara with a bachelor's degree in Zoology and a secondary teaching credential in Life Science. She has 30 years of professional experience in developing and implementing marine science education programs and has worked for the Catalina Island Marine Institute, Monterey Bay Aquarium, and Birch Aquarium at Scripps Institution of Oceanography.

Carolyn SkinderCarolyn Skinder

Southern Region Program Coordinator
(805) 927-2145

As Education and Outreach Specialist, Carolyn Skinder staffs the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary's southern office and oversees operation of the Coastal Discovery Center at San Simeon Bay. The docent-run Coastal Discovery Center serves to educate over 15,000 visitors and school groups annually about the marine environment, the MBNMS, and the CA State Parks.

Ms. Skinder earned a Masters Degree in Science Education from the University of Massachusetts, and a Masters degree in Marine Science and Policy from the University of Maine. Her career as an educator encompasses 15 years of teaching, designing, and directing programs in formal and experiential education. Her research background encompasses marine bird and mammal studies, as well as invertebrate community analysis. Prior to joining the Sanctuary in 2005, she worked closely with Maine's fisheries while studying benthic marine invertebrate communities as they related to the development of marine protected areas in the Gulf of Maine.

pic of Lisa UttalLisa Uttal

Interim Director
Sanctuary Exploration Center
(831) 421-9993 x 100

Lisa Uttal is the Visitor Center Project Coordinator and Education and Outreach Specialist for the Sanctuary's Santa Cruz office. As the Project Manager for the proposed Sanctuary Exploration Center, she is coordinating the project with the City of Santa Cruz Redevelopment Agency, working on the construction of the facility and exhibit development. Lisa also coordinates the Voices of the Bay Fisheries Education Program and general public outreach for the Santa Cruz area.

Lisa has over 20 years of marine education and research experience in the Monterey Bay, developing and designing programs that use science as the basis of learning experiences. Lisa attended University of Michigan and received a zoology degree from the University of Hawaii-Manoa. She holds an M.S. degree from Moss Landing Marine Laboratories where she conducted deep-sea research on gelatinous mid-water organisms at the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI). Lisa's ability to be a liaison between scientific research and informal/formal education are one of her strengths and enable her to involve and educate the public in marine and coastal resource issues through science-based stewardship.

picture of Chelsea PrindleChelsea Prindle

Education Specialist
(831) 421-9993 x 101

As an MBNMS Education Specialist, Chelsea Prindle is involved with coordinating and implementing the Voices of the Bay fisheries education program and the Sanctuary Exploration Center education programs. Ms. Prindle graduated from UC Santa Cruz with a Bachelor of Science in Marine Biology and earned a Masters of Science from CSU Monterey Bay in Coastal and Watershed Science and Policy. She has over five years experience working with marine science outreach programs, and has a passion for educating the public about the marine environment and promoting environmental stewardship. Prior to working for Monterey Bay Sanctuary, Ms. Prindle worked with a marine citizen-science based monitoring program to enhance their sampling protocol, and worked for the Institute for Applied Marine Ecology to evaluate the effects of marine protected areas on benthic communities in the Gulf of Main.

picture of Craig JutsonCraig Jutson

Operations Specialist
Sanctuary Exploration Center
(831) 421-9993 x 103

Jutson was formerly Director of Technology, Community Television of Santa Cruz County (CTV), has 24 years experience in television production and facility operations. In his 12 years at CTV, Jutson was an award-winning television producer, and an accomplished television systems integrator, leading CTV's adoption of HDTV mobile production, and digital master control facilities.

Jutson worked in college theater, radio, television and film while earning his 1987 B.A. in Telecommunications from Texas Tech. An avid backpacker and hiker, Jutson lists bagging several Sierra Nevada 14'ers amongst his favorite accomplishments.

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