Our Team


  • Rachel comes to WaterVentures by way of Maryland, where she grew up. 
  • She holds a B.S. in Environmental Science with a concentration in Aquatic Sciences.
  • Rachel has a passion for sea turtles and everything about water.  Some of her hobbies include spending time at the beach and enjoying the great outdoors.
  • Her love for sea turtles come from working in Costa Rica with Leatherback Sea Turtles for a reserach project.  While there she also worked with other animals including sloths, howler monkeys and kinkajoos.



  •  Courtney comes to us from beautiful Canada!  
  • She completed her Master's in Education for Sustainability at Griffith Univeristy in Brisbane Australia and her undergraduate degree from Brock Univeristy in Ontario.  
  • Some of her experience includes educating 10-12 year old students about Earth's natural resources in a hands-on manner with the Wild Mountains organization in Australia.
  • Courtney has a passion for education, volunteering and assisting others.  Her other love is her 5 Shelties!  



  • Mark has been driving for 25 years and has visited the lower 48 states, Canada and Mexico adding up to over a MILLION miles on the road.
  • The women in Mark's life have all chosen to dedicate their lives to the military in one form or another.  His wife of 38 years is a retired Army Master Sargent, RN and hospital clinical director.  While his 2 daughters are serving in the Navy and Coast Guard Reserves in addition to attending nursing school and teaching respectively.  
  • In his spare time Mark enjoys paddle boarding, kayaking, flipping houses with his wife, and his new hobby, kite surfing!
  • Mark recently completed all 120 hours of the Florida Master Naturalist program.  



  • The newest member of the WaterVentures team, Meghan Fellner, is from Lakeland, Fl. 
  • She is a recent graduate from The University of Florida
  • She has a BS in Marine Science with a minor in Leadership
  • She is passionate about ocean and water conservation and loves teaching about it!
  • Meghan is a certafied yoga teacher, has her black belt in karate, and loves to kayak!