Melanie Knight

Executive Leadership Program - Vancouver Class 02

Melanie Knight
CEO & Co-Founder
My experience and deep interests:
I am based in: Vancouver

I am CEO and Co-Founder of Ocean to Eye Level Consulting which supports coastal communities around the world open public marine education centers.  I am also the founder and past Executive Director of the Petty Harbour Mini Aquarium, a non-profit education center in Newfoundland, one of only three ‘catch-and-release’ aquariums in Canada. I have had the opportunity to share my story of ‘bringing the ocean to eye level’ on the TEDx stage in Vancouver, November 2014.

I graduated from Memorial University of Newfoundland with a BSc. in Biology and a minor in Business. For the past 10 years, I have been working with the largest and the smallest aquariums in Canada fostering curiosity for the underwater world. I have worked at the Vancouver Aquarium as a marine educator and manager of volunteers. 


I have since been recognized for my work environmental work with the Petty Harbour MiniAquarium, receiving the Newfoundland and Labrador Environmental Award, TechGirls Portraits of Strength and the Canadian Network of Environmental Educators Award in 2014.


I am also a public speaker, trainer and educator. I live in Vancouver with my husband and K9.