Meet our team of skilled Marine Biologists, Naturalists, and local Kauai experts!
Craig Hawkinson Reef Guides owner, came to Hawaii after a long career as a marine science research biologist and teacher. He holds a BS in Marine Science from the University of Tampa in Florida and a MS in Marine Science from Moss Landing Marine Labs in California. Craig spent many years studying the feeding ecology and bioacoustics of numerous whale species along the West coast. He is also an experienced rescue diver and photographer. Craig loves sharing his passion about the ocean and its creatures and his excitement is always contagious!
Jimmy McDougall is an avid scuba diver and spear fisherman, and has been scuba certified since 2007. He earned his degree in Fisheries Science from Peninsula College in Washington State. After college he worked for an environmental consulting firm doing wetland delineation as well as forestry work before moving to Hawaii. Jimmy grew up in Port Angeles, WA and says he’s always been oriented toward the ocean. He likes living on Kauai because “It’s homey, and like Port Angeles, it’s near the mountains and the water.”
Steve Cole is a pioneer in eco-tourism on Kaua'i. He began 27 years ago as owner of NaPali Eco Adventures, developing a crew education program aimed at telling the story of Kauai’s reef ecosystem. Steve founded Reef Guides Hawaii to provide a low-impact, authentic reef experience for Kauai’s visitors. Steve has been a part of Save Our Seas.us since its inception, leading educational outreach programs in support of ocean awareness. Steve is known locally as a "Waterman"--and is a world class canoe paddler, captain, diver and surfer.
Jane Dulaney is a NAUI certified scuba diver, swim instructor, and white-water rafter and rafting guide. She says she learned to scuba in Colorado, where her brother owns a scuba shop. But it was outrigger canoe paddling, which she was introduced to while living in California, that brought Jane to Hawaii—first to the Big Island and then to Kauai. Although Jane is well qualified to be called an all-around ‘uber’ athlete, her college degree is in Math education, which explains her business acumen.
Paul Clark is the president of Save Our Seas Hawaii, and is the Director of the Princeville Chaperones Kid’s Club at the St. Regis Princeville since it opened in 2009. Paul is a K-12 marine science teacher, a USCG Captain for the last 10 years, a PADI Divemaster, and has worked as a scientific diver with the University of Hawai’i and State Department of Land and Natural Resources establishing Marine Protected Areas with the University of Hawai’i on the Big Island. Paul specializes in infant care, coral reef adventures and education for guests of all ages!
Rachel Lawrence is a transplant from Columbus Ohio, where she acquired extensive customer service and hospitality experience. She's here to help book your next adventure, or answer any questions you have about Reef Guides! Rachel has lived on the island for almost 3 years and loves learning about and exploring all the breathtaking Kauai reefs!