Vicki has worked in the non-profit and ocean conservation field from Washington DC to Santa Cruz, CA addressing a multitude of issues including off-shore vessel traffic, sustainable seafood, MPA’s and fisheries interactions. She holds a Master’s degree in environmental studies and marine policy from Yale. She directed the marine advocacy organization Save Our Shores and facilitated community dialogue on numerous marine issues while creating successful education outreach programs. She worked at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) where she developed national oil spill contingency plans and co-wrote the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary Designation (MBNMS) documents. Vicki chaired the California Oil Spill Technical Advisory Committee and served on the MBNMS Advisory Council as Chair of Conservation. She took her ocean protection and conservation experience to Boulder where she founded the Colorado Ocean Coalition. COCO programs include Blue the Dive, the Ocean Ambassador Certification Program and the Inland Ocean Movement. She works to save oceans from a mile high.