Information about 2015 Speakers

Dan L. Ayres

Dan Ayres is a Fish and Wildlife Biologist who leads the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife's (WDFW) coastal shellfish unit based in Montesano and Willapa Bay. He manages Washington's very popular razor clam recreational fishery and oversees the unit's work managing the coastal Dungeness crab, pink shrimp and spot prawn commercial fisheries, the Willapa Bay oyster reserves and research projects in Willapa Bay.    More about Dan Ayres...

Josie Iselin

Take a peek into Josie's studio and learn how she produces her stunning imagery. Learn about the science of seaweed and be stunned by the spectacular imagery of kelp, coralline and other flora we find in the intertidal.

Josie will talk about the making of her most recent book: An Ocean Garden: The Secret Life of Seaweed. Take a peek into Josie's studio and learn how she uses her scanner to produce her stunning imagery. Learn a bit about the science of seaweed and be stunned by the spectacular imagery of kelp, coralline and other flora we find in the intertidal.

Josie will be hosting a booth, with all her books available, all weekend long so be sure to stop by. Visit her website at www.josieiselin.com

Alan Rammer

Alan is very active in the world of beachcombing and promoting all activities associated with our northwest beaches as a sought after public speaker. He was involved with the annual Seaside, Oregon beachcombers festival from 1973-1981 as their publicity chair and then co-founded the Ocean Shores Beachcombers Fun Fair in 1987 serving as the events director for its first 5 years. This event celebrated its 25th anniversary in 2012.    More about Alan Rammer...