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The Team

Who We Are

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Brady Gunther


Brady started Catalina School Adventures (CSA) after working at Campus by the Sea and having the experience of being Director of Programs for a marine institute. Growing up Brady frequently visited Catalina with his family. He is a skilled sailor and earned his way onto a sailing team that raced to Hawaii when he was only 14 years old. Most recently he has joined Catalina Conservancy as a consultant to make Marine Protected Areas. Brady has worked hard to become a Catalina Island Conservancy Naturalist 1 and 2 to further his knowledge on island animals and plants. By starting his own marine science camp he will be able to combine his lifelong love of the Island, offer a helping hand and educating today's youth of the importance of our involvement in caring for the ocean.


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Jessica Del Monaco


Jessica created CSA with hopes to inspire the next generation of marine loving stewards to protect what they love. Her curriculum shows her passion for the ocean and understanding of young minds. She was a collegiate swimmer and avid Master Diver. In 2018 she worked for a Marine Science Institute and fell in love with the island while becoming a Naturalist 2. Currently she runs the Júnior Lifeguard Program in North Orange County and patrols the beach as a Lifeguard during the summers. During Fall and Spring you can catch her leading classes on Catalina and encouraging students to overcome fears and enjoy the splendors of the sea. She is always up for a conversation about sustainability and new marine research.





Masa is a waterman through and through. He has been educating students on Catalina for 5 years! On his off time you can catch him in the water spearfishing and snatching up lobsters to cook up later. His friendly face is a regular at our camp.



Singing to the eels is one of the cheerful things she is known for. Her silly songs to the fishes and happy dances around camp will bring a smile to your face any time of day. She has lived on Catalina for 2 years and more to come.




Kayaking king Danny loves to be out on the water. He has been a semi local for a few years as a substitute teacher for Catalina schools and leads a church back in Long Beach. He leads our star hikes and fancies a good story.



Eco friendly, boy band loving Kalani enjoys a good snorkel and loves to play games. She loves to share ideas on how we all can make small changes to make a big impact. Reduce, reuse, recycle! 




This handy lady is out of this world, Soraya loves to chat about stars and what's the latest happenings in the world. She is our source for obscure facts and a good laugh!



Experienced in life and stories to match, Larry is one of a kind. He is full of fun and known to be asked to be a star in camp skits. You can always count on him to bring a smile to your face. 

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