Although Sam grew up between two Great Lakes in Ontario, a passion for the ocean was sparked by his family’s love of travel. His first whale encounter was off Nova Scotia. He’s since watched whales in Alaska, Hawaii, Iceland and both coasts of Canada and the US. After earning a Fish and Wildlife Diploma and an Ecosystem Management Diploma from Sir Sanford Fleming College in Ontario he moved to Halifax to work as a social media rep for the Nova Scotia government. The gorgeous Atlantic Coast fuelled his passion for a bigger voice in conservation. He’s found that voice at Eagle Wing, where he’s helping to introduce thousands of people to the spectacular wildlife of the Salish Sea!