Tim Taylor is an international ocean explorer, underwater robotics expert and keynote speaker . He is the CEO of Tiburon Subsea Inc, an underwater robotics company.
He has spent over thirty years working with marine engineering, ocean science, marine and ecological educational programs and conservation. Tim has been a leader in working with innovative ocean technologies and underwater expeditions that add scientific knowledge to the fields of oceanography, archaeology, biology and geology.
He has discovered and explored numerous reefs, including Sherwood Forest Reef, considered the centerpiece of the Tortugas Ecological Reserve, Pulley Ridge, the deepest hermatipic coral reef in the world and black forest reef, the largest black coral tract in the United States. Tim is a Fellow of the Explorers Club and in 2008 was awarded the clubs prestigious Citation of Merit in recognition of his explorations. Tim also contributes his expertise to various media and TV news outlets as on air expert.
Christine Dennison-Executive Director
Christine Dennison is a native "Manhattanite" who swims with sharks, piranhas in the Amazon rain forest and scuba dives under the Arctic polar ice caps. She was the first woman to scuba in the arctic waters of the Northwest Passage and the Amazon's Rio Negro. She leads expeditions to the most remote corners of the world and has been honored as a Fellow in the Explorers and the Royal Geographical Society of London. She was the only American woman on the Mamont Foundation 2015 team of five women who skied to the North Pole to raise awareness of Polar Conservation. Christine has been awarded the Brazilian Navy League's Medal of Honor for her work in the discovery of the US Submarine R-12 on which two Brazilian officers are entombed.
She is co-founder and president of Mad Dog Expeditions an exploration, adventure company and supports nonprofit organizations that promote conservation, education, exploration, ocean outreach, animal rescue and women's issues. She writes a monthly column titled "Exploring Women" in Misadventure Magazine, and is an on air expert for TV and News. She is never without her adopted husky who sits in on meetings and is part of her outreach presentations.
Kourosh is a native New Yorker who has traveled around the world leading expeditions in regions that include Papua New Guinea, The Arctic, South Africa and The Amazon. He is the founder of Wild Blue young explorers which provided educational adventure expeditions to students. Wild Blue customized programs throughout the world that incorporated marine biology, science and technology.
He has worked within the Independent and public school systems teaching through STEAM curriculum incorporating the arts and science. He has worked with non profits for five years and brings years of experience as an explorer and educator to our team.
Kourosh is an Explorers Club Fellow and is a speaker and presenter to young explorers throughout the country.
Ken is a Science Educator/Instructional Designer / Technical, Ice and Closed Circuit Rebreather instructor. Ken is also a very accomplished underwater videographer and editor. Ken has numerous hours training and filming under ice as well as exploring the: Andrea Doria, U-869, Florida and Mexican Freshwater Caves, St. Lawrence Oil Remediation Project with Mad Dog Expeditions, Europe and Asia with USDA. Instructional Designer specializing in participatory science teaching techniques and kit design Former science staff developer with the NYC DOE at the elementary and middle school levels. 1998-2001. Specializing in inquiry & project based learning. Former exhibit designer/aquarist with the Exploratorium and Steinhart Aquarium in San Francisco, Ca. Ken has affiliations with: Catalina Island Marine Institute, IANTD, NAUI & PADI, ASCD, USDA and NY State Ag in the Classroom.
His Specialties include: Utilizing alternate teaching modalities that elicit active participation, enhance critical thinking skills and implement the use of current technologies to promote literacy (video & multimedia). Creating participatory science curriculum in kit form. Instructional Design methodologies including multimedia WBT/CBT (web based/computer based training).
Jon is currently a Director of Fund Accounting/NAV (Net Asset Value) Analysis for Franklin Templeton Investments, a position he started in September 2011. Jonathan is currently located in Edinburgh, Scotland, though has responsibly for Franklin Templeton’s Fund Accounting/NAV Analysis sites in Edinburgh, Scotland, Poznan, Poland, and Hyderabad & Chennai India. Prior to joining Franklin Templeton, Jonathan was an Associate Director at GlobeOp Financial Services in New York, New York, a hedge fund and private equity independent administrator. Jonathan managed their NYC clients base Financial Statement Production and Partnership Accounting teams. Prior to GlobeOp, he was a Vice President at Citigroup in Edinburgh, Scotland managing their Daily Valuation fund accounting teams. Jonathan started his career at State Street Bank & Trust in Boston as a Mutual Fund Accountant. He remained with State Street until 2005, where he was an Assistant Vice president managing Fund Accounting teams in Edinburgh, Scotland, though over his nine years at State Street he was located in Toronto, Ontario, and Boston, MA.
Jonathan has a B.A. in Economics with a minor concentration in Environmental Science from Stonehill College in North Easton, Massachusetts. He also is Chartered Financial Analyst Charter holder.