Field Base Manager
After a successful career in pharmacy Susan made a life changing decision to return to education and follow her passion for nature. She completed a degree in Wildlife and Practical Conservation at Salford University where she had hands on experience of a variety of different survey techniques. She has worked in KwaZulu-Natal in South Africa as a safari guide where she provided boat, walk and driving safari’s to demanding international clients. Susan's relationship with Coral Cay started as a volunteer after which she was inspired to apply for a position as Project Scientist and luckily was offered the job. She spent a further 12 months on Montserrat, an island she now loves. Susan is delighted to have this opportunity to return to the island and continue with her contribution to the project.
Marisa is a MSc graduate in Conservation Biology, having previously completed her BSc in Ecology. Living in numerous countries all her life lead Marisa to carry out various conservation based volunteer opportunities especially in the Mediterranean and Caribbean before joining CCC in Montserrat as a Science Officer in 2016. Marisa is a PADI Advanced Open Water diver and has conducted research in Malta, Cyprus and Honduras with a focus on small mammal diversity and community perceptions of their local environments. Marisa's goal when working is to involve communities in conservation actions as she believes in implementing sustainable strategies towards natural resource usage that is beneficial for species and people.
Harry has been diving for two and a half years and is a PADI Open Water scuba instructor. He’s dived the Great Barrier Reef, and also fresh water lakes in Australia looking for platypus! Harry has also dived numerous locations through Thailand and Indonesia, explored the underwater cave systems of Montenegro and dived in Lake Bled, Slovenia. Harry has a professional back ground in Mechanical Fitting and carried out his apprenticeship in a hospital fixing broken equipment. He then traveled Australia working on mining machinery weighing 4700 metric tons, before moving on to chase his dreams of becoming a scuba instructor. So far Harry has his T.D.I. advanced nitrox, side mount, and decompression certificates and will hopefully get more.