Our Team

 

Mark A. Simmons

fishMark Simmons is one of the founders of the Company and currently the Secretary/Treasurer of the Board and Executive Vice President for Ocean Embassy, Inc. and Wildlife International Network, Inc. (parent company of Ocean Embassy). Mark has been working with founder, Robin Friday for 16 years and has worked in the marine mammal industry for more than 18 years. He specialized in marine mammal behavioral sciences throughout ten years of employment with SeaWorld of Florida. While there, he also was responsible for over $21 US million in animal assets, assisted in the development of approximately three multi-million dollar animal facilities and represented SeaWorld via speaking engagements both locally and abroad. Simmons and Friday also teamed up at Marineland, developing a dolphin interaction program, and in Iceland managing, the Keiko Reintroduction Project for Ocean Futures Society (“OFS”). Well experienced in the design, implementation and operation of all types of marine mammal public display programs, he participated in creating marine mammal shows, educational curriculum, research and interactive programs. Simmons also has extensive experience in regulatory compliance both with the United States and foreign governments.