Elyse DitzelDirector of Marketing, Maui Ocean Center
Elyse was born in California and studied physical geography and hydro-geomorphology at California State University, Northridge. After completing two years of post-baccalaureate studies, she worked for eight years at the Ventura County Watershed Protection Agency. Her love for healthy eating and education eventually lead to joining the Whole Foods Market Hawaii team. After her tenure in retail and community marketing on Maui and O‘ahu, Elyse returned to her environmental roots by joining the team at the Maui Ocean Center. Her new position reinforces the Maui Ocean Center’s renewed focus and commitment to building community partnerships centered on environmental stewardship and education for residents and visitors alike. She currently lives in central Maui with her husband and their small dog. The family enjoys playing at the beach and long hikes around the island.