Liz has been working as a marine educator and naturalist for over ten years. She has assisted with research on a wide range of projects, from kelp to humpback whales, songbirds to seals. She has worked as a kayak guide and as a marine mammal stranding responder.
Liz grew up exploring the shores and passages of Puget Sound and British Columbia. Upon graduation from college, she worked on an ecotour boat in Alaska, an experience that inspired her to become a naturalist. She began on the East Coast as a whale watch naturalist, and has gone on to work in Southeast Alaska, Baja California, the Canadian Arctic, the Amazon, and elsewhere.
Her deep commitment to place spills over into Liz’s life as a writer. She is the author of two award-winning collections of poetry: Approaching Ice and Interpretive Work.