Meet the crew
Taylor is the owner and lead instructor of EMA. He has been in love with the ocean his whole life.
When he isn't surfing, he is swimming, snorkeling, SCUBA diving, eating ice cream, speaking some espanol, playing guitar or just running around on the beach like a kid. To him, life revolves around the ocean and he wouldn't have it any other way. His spirit animal is an opossum, but he really loves sharks. All of them, but especially the wobbegong.
Amber "Ling" Maready
Ling is our EMA "mom". She is the epitome of fun.
Sometimes we wonder where she gets her energy, it never runs out. She is a "whale" of knowledge and can answer any question that you have about EMA. If she's not in the lab teaching, you can catch her on the beach doing yoga, playing in the sand with Indy and Vai, or singing karaoke. (Not really the singing karaoke part, thank goodness.) If she were a sea animal, she would want to be a whale shark, or a seahorse, or an sea turtle. (Or anything, really.)
Indy + Vai Maready
If you ever walk into EMA and it is quiet, know that these guys have the day off.As a family run business, these guys don’t get out of working much. They are the real ones in charge and we are completely okay with that!
Indy is a wobbegong shark loving, crab holding, trash collecting three year old. Vai is a seashell licking, sand eating, water obsessed one year old. Both carry a determination to keep up with every camper older than they are, which is all of them.
Have you ever met that one person who is always happy?
Well, Nicole is that person. She is the kindest person in the world, and probably even outer space, although we haven't met everyone from outer space. Nicole handles all of our finances here at EMA and is an organization whiz. She also enjoys peanut butter balls traveling, and kicking it at the beach. She also makes a killer chocolate cake.
If you see a small rodent-like creature running around EMA, don't be alarmed, it's just Bitsy. I guess you could say she's our mascot, but don’t tell Tad Cooper, he would be very upset with that statement. Bitsy loves paddleboarding, kayaking and running up and down the beach like a lunatic. She is a small dog with a big love for the ocean. If she could be any sea animal, she said she would just be herself, because she is one with the sea. (We told you that she is a lunatic, which rhymes with tunicate, which at one point actually has a backbone type structure, like bitsy except made out of a cartilage-like material, which they later lose during development, so she is basically a marine invertebrate.)