The Team

Ashley Noseworthy

Chief Executive Officer

  • Ashley holds an M.Sc in International Marine Environmental Consultancy from Newcastle University (UK), a B.Sc in Biology from Memorial University of Newfoundland, and a Masters Certificate in Project Management from York University.

  • She has over a decade of global offshore experience working in a variety of environmental roles. ​

  • Ashley has over 12 years experience working and volunteering in the areas of marine mammal husbandry, marine mammal physiology and cognition. ​

  • She is an experienced aviation, offshore and sea survival instructor as well as a qualified H2S Instructor.

  • Ashley also has experience instructing and developing curricula at a university level.

  • She currently sits on the Board of Directors for the Newfoundland and Labrador Environmental Industry Association (NEIA) and the Executive Committee for the Marine Mammal Observer Association (MMOA)

Emily Ricketts

Marketing and Business Development Support / Logistics Coordinator

  • Emily holds a diploma in Business Management (Marketing) from the College of the North Atlantic.

  • She has extensive customer service experience, and spent two years studying business at Memorial University of Newfoundland.

  • Emily enjoys spending time with her family and friends, and seeing new parts of Newfoundland.

Jennifer Pittman

Junior Marine Biologist

  • Jennifer holds a B.Sc in Ocean Sciences with a minor in Geography from Memorial University of Newfoundland. She is currently completing her Masters in Fisheries Resource Management at the Marine Institute of Memorial University.

  • She has extensive experience in the identification and handling of marine organisms, fisheries policy and management, and working offshore on commercial fishing vessels. She is trained in the identification of Atlantic commercial fish species as well as fish and marine mammals listed on the Species at Risk Act (SARA).

  • Jennifer enjoys spending her free time outside exploring Newfoundland with family and friends. She is an avid hiker and takes part in recreational fishing activities. She also loves dancing, and traveling to new places.

Jessica Cobb

Junior Marketing Assistant

  • Jess is Currently working towards a B.Sc In Marine Biology from Memorial University of Newfoundland and Labrador with hopes to progress her career in the blue economy.

  • She has extensive experience with sailing on tall ships and being at sea for long periods of time. She has sailed to over 25 countries. She also has training in open water survival, as a deckhand, and worked as part of a team by setting sails, and navigating and maneuvering 1400 square meters of sail.

  • She has experience in seabird handling, and was responsible for the care of stranded seabirds on some of her ocean expeditions. She also enjoys spending time with friends and family, traveling, and exploring new places.