The Whale Museum
PO Box 945
Friday Harbor, WA 98250
p: (800) 946-7227 ext. 30
    (360) 378-4710

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Staff Directory

Have a question, idea or comment? Feel free to get in touch with us at any time. By phone - (360) 378-4710 (see below for extension numbers) or email General Information (see below for direct email addresses).

  • Rich Osborne. PhD (Acting Executive Director, President of the Board of Directors) 360-301-2175
  • Jennifer Smith (Finance & Operations Director) Ext 29
  • Erin Casellas (Soundwatch Field Operations Coordinator) Ext 33
  • Jessica Farrer (Research Director) Ext 27
  • Mary Jo Farrer (Director of Development and Membership Services) Ext 24
  • Alanna Frayne (Soundwatch Program Director)
  • Jeanne Hyde (Orca Adoption Program Documentarian/Storykeeper) Ext 24
  • Grace Leary (Museum Curator) Ext 32
  • Tracie Merrill (Education Director) Ext 23
  • Alexis Morrigan (Database Manager & GIS Specialist) Ext. 28 
  • Maria Sabando Plaza (Soundwatch & Be Whale Wise Admin. Coordinator) Ext 33
  • Tate Thomson (Communications Director) Ext 34
  • Store Staff (Visitors' Experience Team Associates, part-time staff) Ext 30
  • Research Associates are affiliated with the Museum but not on staff:
    • Shawn Larson, PhD
    • Jennifer Olson, MsC
    • Rich Osborne, PhD
    • Jason Wood, PhD
    • Send email inquiry to where it will be forwarded to the appropriate person.


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