Blake Moore, a 16-year employee of the organization, assumed his new post as Chief Operating Officer (COO) for PacWhale Eco-Adventures on December 26, 2021. As COO, his responsibilities include planning, directing and overseeing the operations of PacWhale Eco-Adventures to ensure stability, strategic growth and profitability. This position involves working collaboratively with PWF’s Executive Director and core leadership team to design and execute strategy for PacWhale Eco-Adventures and further the mission, values and strategic priorities of Pacific Whale Foundation.

Blake initially worked as a professional commercial diver before joining the organization in 2006 as a representative in the customer care department. Prior to his current position as COO, he assumed several roles including a naturalist position on the vessels, vessel staff manager, assistant programs director and director of commercial operations. A graduate of Middle Tennessee State University, Blake holds a BS with honors as well as a Tennessee teaching certificate for grades K-12.