Natalie grew up in a small town outside St. John’s, Newfoundland where the majority of her time was spent outside exploring the forest behind her house or by the ocean exploring the shorelines. Spending summers and Christmas holidays visiting her grandparents in Labrador further fueled her love for the sea. When she visited Vancouver Island in 2020, she fell in love with the coast and decided to attend Westcoast Adventure College. She graduated in April 2023. Says Natalie: “I’m always trying to live a more sustainable lifestyle. I love sharing my passion for the ocean with people from all over the world while also raising awareness of marine conservation issues.”