Born and raised in the Yukon, Ryleigh didn’t acquire an appreciation for the ocean until she attended Westcoast Adventure College in 2016. Fueled by a passion for conservation, she took classes on sea kayaking, sailing and even marine mammals. This sparked an interest in whales she never knew she had! Working in the whale watching industry since 2017 has done nothing but strengthen that love for educating people about marine animals and the environment around them. When not working, Ryleigh can be found enjoying nature, cuddling with her cats and dog, or sipping a local craft beer!