About Alexis Meyer, MSc, SCUBA certified, Yoga Alliance SUP and Yoga certified, internationally recognized photographer, Member of the Society of Conservation Biology, The International Ecotourism Society, North American Nature Photography Association and the Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales Australia.
Marine Biology History
Alex began her career as a marine biologist while doing behavioral research at Sea World Orlando with killer whales, and after a lifetime spent on the waterways of Tampa Bay, she was hooked. During her bachelor’s degree in psychology and environmental policy, she began working with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). Her time at NOAA focused on working collaboratively under the Endangered Species Act and being in charge of the Species of Concern Program. Alex‘s work on the Species of Concern Program earned her NOAA’s Employee of the Year in 2008, and a love for environmental education and outreach blossomed.
Alex received her master’s degree in conservation biology after studying in New Zealand and Australia. She started in the conservation field by volunteering at wildlife refuges throughout Florida and later in working at NOAA. Her teamwork on the conservation of a critically endangered species and her photography were featured in Australian Geographic’s 100th Anniversary Edition. When not on the water, Alex is an adjunct professor of environmental science at the University of Tampa and has found a true calling in teaching about ecology and conservation biology.
Outdoor Adventure History
Alex has spent her life in the outdoors. Always the first to try something new, she has gone skydiving in Florida, bungee jumping in New Zealand, and sand boarding in Namibia. Ecotourism has always been a passion and traveling the world has been an enlightening experience in different ecotourism practices. From reintroducing macaws in Costa Rica to safaris in southern Africa to paddling the rivers of central Florida, Alex has an unbridled passion for everything outdoors.
Leading SUP and kayak Eco Adventures (SEA) tours has allowed Alex to combine a love of the outdoors with her passion for teaching people about the environment."