Ebony Welborn

Co-Founder/Director of Corporate Advancement

Pronouns: she/her

BIO:

Ebony Welborn’s life is a tapestry of interconnectedness, deeply rooted in her upbringing on the farm lands of South Carolina. She spent her days playing in the creek with her brother, catching frogs, chasing dragonflies, and sparking a lifelong fascination with the marine world.

Ebony majored in Environmental Studies but took an unconventional path, prioritizing hands-on experiences in the marine world. She earned her Advanced Open Water Certification, worked in environmental education and wildlife rehabilitation in the southernmost parts of Florida, and even guided marine science summer camps. These experiences solidified her passion for water and opportunities to build her connection to water.

Inspired by her own journey, Ebony co-founded Sea Potential, an initiative that harmonizes her love for supporting BIPOC individuals in establishing a meaningful and reciprocal connection with the water. She is unwavering in her commitment to understand and embrace diverse perspectives, foster meaningful conversations, and create inclusive opportunities in the field. In every thread, Ebony weaves interconnectedness, guided by her intuitive and empathic nature. Her unwavering commitment is a mission to ensure that all members of our ecosystem feel seen, heard, and valued.

Interests:

Paddling Board, Sewing, Vegan Food, Naps in the sun

Awards:

  • Forbes 30 under 30 Seattle Local Lister (2023)
  • Seattle Magazine Most Influential Business (2023)
  • Communities Health Bay Environmental Justice Service Award (2022)
Ebony Welborn

Ebony Welborn

Co-Founder/Director of Corporate Advancement

Savannah Smith

Savannah Smith

Co-Founder/Director of Programs

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Ángel Quimbita

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