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Angela Smith

Angela Smith – Founder of Shark Team One, is a passionate conservationist, photographer, explorer and ocean advocate. In addition to running Shark Team One, she has worked with SHARK SAVERS | WildAid, Bimini SharkLab, The Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation, Nova Southeastern University Oceanographic Center and The Nature Conservancy. She has also been a business development consultant specializing in technology working with BBN Technologies (now Raytheon) and before that worked in film, video and online media with companies such as CBS, NBC, PBS, Universal Pictures, Warner Brothers and Discovery. She has held Managing Director and Executive Producer positions at Propaganda Films in Los Angeles, New York Media Group and Metropolis Group – London/New York. Angela was recently asked to join Southeast Florida Coral Reef Initiative (SEFCRI) A National Action Plan by United States Coral Reef Task Force (USCRTF) and is a Working Group Member Representing Non-Governmental Organizations for “Our Florida Reefs,” a Community planning process for conservation of Southeast Florida’s coral reef tract where she is developing federal and state management strategies for marine protected areas. She is also on the Board of Directors of South Florida Underwater Photography Society (SFUPS), American Shark Conservancy (ASC) and is honored to be a member of Ocean Artists Society (OAS). Angela lives in South Florida and can be found scuba diving working on underwater conservation photography or rescuing endangered sea turtle hatchlings during the wee hours of the night during the summer.