In this episode we meet Sandi Smith, marketing and outreach coordinator for The Maryland Coastal Bays Program. MCBP celebrates 25 years of education, restoration, and collaboration this year, and Sandi Smith has been a key part of it for 14 of those years. She jokes that she came here on a surfing scholarship, but she has found much more here than the perfect wave. As she tells it, she found connection and community — two things often cited by people who have found a home here. She’s also made tremendous contributions to Maryland Coastal Bay’s mission.
In this episode, Sandi discusses program outreach, the first Water Keeper, turning COVID-19 into an opportunity for growth, engagement with the local business community, and much more.