About the Artists
grew up in Wilmington, Massachusetts. She became captivated with
wildlife while living in Juneau, Alaska as a child in 1974 &1975.
Her passion for wildlife continued to increase through the years.
She worked on a horse farm in Alton, New Hampshire for 5 years;
she became scuba certified at the age of 12; she took courses
at the Dolphin Research Center after graduating Wilmington High
School, and joined a research trip to the Brazilian Amazon to
study the pink river dolphins.
|Dayle began a 16 year career
at the New England Aquarium in 1989. There she worked on the
Whale Watch as a Naturalist and later as a boat Captain. She
also helped out with the Animal Care Center rescuing stranded
In 2005, Dayle moved on to a new career
as a senior zookeeper at Zoo New England and currently continues
to work there. Her duties include caring for all of the animals
in the collection at the Stone Zoo in Stoneham, Massachusetts.
She also trains the Jaguars, Spider monkeys, Cougars and Black
Bears. When not spending time with her family or at work, Dayle
enjoys dabbing in the arts including drawing, painting, murals
and woodworking. Her love of nature is seen throughout her art.
Dayle is also an avid wildlife photographer.
Her photographs have been used in Whale Watching field guides,
brochures, newspapers, and on the Internet. Her pictures of a
rare beluga whale sighting were used in the Boston Globe and
Boston Herald. She has also made appearances on PBS kids shows
such as Arthur, and more recently, Curious George.
Jeff Taylor grew up in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
He developed an interest in wood working as a young child while
watching his Grandfather woodcarving in his small workshop in
Malden. His grandfather claimed he could fix anything with his
trusty Swiss Army Knife. This always intrigued young Jeff and
would greatly influence him as he grew. Jeff joined the Boy Scouts
of America at the age of 10. Years later he became an Eagle Scout.
Jeff helped his father build their summer
cottage in Harpswell, Maine. This greatly improved his carpentry
skills and thus peaked his interest in furniture building. He
likes to create shaker style furniture, and wood turning (pens,
handmade wooden baby rattles, bowls).
In 1987 Jeff joined the U.S. Coast Guard
where he served in the Gulf of Mexico, Puerto Rico and Lampadusa,
Italy. He returned in 1989. Later that same year he acquired
his US Coast Guard 100 ton Master License. The next 21 years
he has spent as a captain for Boston Harbor Cruises, New England
Aquarium, and then Odyssey Cruises.
Jeff has always had a love for nature
and wildlife, and his experiences in scouting, patrolling the
world, and whale watching in Stellwagan Bank National Marine
Sanctuary have served to fortify this love.
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