THE TEAM

ASHLEY NOSEWORTHY
Chief Executive Officer
  • Ashley holds an M.Sc in International Marine Environmental Consultancy from Newcastle University (UK) and a B.Sc in Biology from Memorial University of Newfoundland.

 

  • 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 develop 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)​​

MARINA MONTEVECCHI
Intermediate Environmental Consultant
  • Marina holds a B.Sc. in Environmental Biology from Sir Wilfred Grenfell College, Memorial University of Newfoundland, with a focus in marine courses.

  • She also holds an Adventure Tourism diploma from the College of the North Atlantic and has four years experience as an eco-adventure guide in eastern and western Canada and internationally where she gained experience in wilderness first aid and navigation.

  • Marina has over 6 years experience with seabird and shorebird conservation, research and enhancement projects internationally. She has been involved in comprehensive sample collection, handling, transport and processing, as well as data analysis, application, and reporting. 

 

  • She has experience in monitoring and conservation programs with migratory bird species at risk throughout marine, coastal and insular habitats.

KAYLA HUNTER
Digital Marketing and Technology Strategist
  • Kayla holds a BA in Communication Studies from Memorial University of Newfoundland and has recently completed one year of business management at the College of the North Atlantic.

  • She has extensive administrative, social media, and marketing experience acting as Director and Vice President on multiple university societies throughout her undergraduate degree.

  • She has experience working on marine vessels, and holds all valid safety and survival certifications.

  • Kayla has a passion for art, which she expresses through graphic design and illustrations. She currently runs a growing social media page dedicated to showcasing her artwork.

Dr. JONATHAN VALLARTA
Visiting Instructor, CEO of PAMOS
  • Dr. Jonathan Vallarta is a Senior Underwater Acoustics Engineer and Scientist with a range of expertise and 15 years of field work experience.

  • He holds a PhD in Underwater Acoustics from Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh, Scotland; a B.Eng in Electronics Engineering and Telecommunications from Iberoamericana University and a B.Sc in Biological Sciences from the UNAM in Mexico City.

  • He specializes in the design of new configurations for hydrophone arrays and development of localization algorithms using passive sonar techniques that accurately track the migratory patterns of cetaceans in areas where there is increased seismic and drilling activity. He was also a pioneer in the origins of the PAMGuard software.

  • He has worked for specialized companies in underwater acoustics field in the UK and Canada. He is also the founder of his own company PAMOS where he works as an independent consultant and conducts PAM training courses in Canada and Latin America.

  • Jonathan served as the main counselor to the Minister of Foreign Affairs in Mexico and participated as an invited member of the UNICPOLOS 2018 at the UN headquarters in New York.

  • He is a professor at the Iberoamericana University in Mexico City teaching the subjects of Theoretical Linear Systems and Advanced Signal Processing.

  • Dr. Vallarta’s interest continues to be in marine conservation issues, especially in reference to threatened species, noise pollution and mitigation.

STEPHANIE LEGER
Contractor
  • Stephanie is an Ornithologist specializing in seabirds and the bioacoustics of bird vocalizations.

  • She holds a B.S. in Zoology from Colorado State University where she focused on raptor breeding biology and Antarctic ecology.

 

  • She also holds an M.Sc. in Biology from Memorial University of Newfoundland (MUN) studying developmental vocalizations in alcids.

  • Stephanie has over seven years of experience working as a biological consultant in the energy industry (mine reclamation and offshore oil exploration) and nearly a decade of experience working with birds.

  • She has conducted various types of bird surveys throughout her consulting engagements. These include offshore vessel bird surveys and landbird surveys. Through private sector firms and Environment Canada, she has monitored threatened and endangered migratory species.

  • She has helped prepare hundreds of small mammal and avian skins, wings, skeletons and vocal tracts for museums across Canada and the United States.

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