For over a decade, Elliot has been creating a lifestyle based around his passion for the sea. He has traveled seasonally between Nantucket, Alaska, Florida and the Caribbean, receiving his bachelor’s degree in biology and environmental science along the way.
As an avid angler, licensed captain and marine conservationist, Elliot expanded on his lifelong fascination with sharks. He has since become a pioneer in land-based shark tagging methods and involved with several research programs around the country.
Elliot has caught and safely released over a thousand sharks from the beach, with the majority of them tagged to provide valuable data on sharks migration routes, lifecycle, and reproductive patterns. He believes that public awareness, youth education and research are key to protecting sharks and inspiring a love for the ocean in future generations.
As a seasoned outdoorsman with years of sea time under his belt, Elliot has experience captaining vessels, offshore fishing, traveling, sailing, scuba diving and trailblazing, along with an extensive knowledge of survival techniques, first aid, and wildlife identification.
Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science and Biology from Central Conneticut State University
Northwoods Stewardship Center in partnership with the United States Department of the Interior - Fish and Wildlife Service
United States Department of the Interior - Fish and Wildlife Service: Stewart B. McKinney National Wildlife Refuge
Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental
Protection Fisheries Division: Burlington Trout Hatchery
Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies - Homer Harbor Unit
PADI Open Water scuba certified
Federal Motorboat Operator Certification Course (M.O.C.C.) certified
USCG Near Coastal OUPV 6-Passenger Captain License