The Best Part of Waking Up is Kelp in Your Cup | Sea Change

May 21, 2021

Sunshine, sustainability, and of course the sea.

Join Jenna on this episode of the Sea Change Podcast as she welcomes back her pal and friend of the network, Willis Brown. Some of you may remember Willis from the Surf. Sail. Seafood audio adventure highlighting his summer sailing journey along the coast of Maine with friends Spike Smigelski and Ben Hayden as they survived on the water, learning from locals about sustainable seafood and regenerative farming along the way, all while catching waves in Vacationland's finest surfing havens. During this conversation, Jenna catches up with Willis to learn more about what he's been up to since returning to shore and Seagreen Sustainables, a kelp coffee alternative company born from ocean exploration and in pursuit of a sustainable future.

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Jenna Valente

A passion for conservation and appreciation for the natural world was engrained in Jenna at a young age. Her father was in the Coast Guard. This meant she always had the fortune of living near the ocean, including Hawaii, Washington State, and Maine. Both of her parents encouraged her to spend the majority of her time outside. As a result, she finds that she is most comfortable barefoot and exploring the coast, countryside, or mountains. Her favorite thing about the ocean is the sheer power of it all. Jenna joined the American Littoral Society as the Healthy Oceans Coalition Coordinator from the Chesapeake Research Consortium where she was a member of the communications staff and focused on building the brand of the program and ensure the health of the Chesapeake Bay. Jenna completed her Executive Master of Natural Resources from Virginia Tech in 2015 and also has her Bachelors in Communication and Journalism from the University of Maine.