Lisa Hartman is the husbandry director and Alaska SeaLife Center’s longest-serving staff member with more than two decades of aquatic mammal experience. Originally brought on as a keeper in 1998, she has held various positions during her tenure at SeaLife including mammologist, mammal coordinator and husbandry manager. Lisa joined the senior management team as husbandry director in November 2017. Some of her career highlights include helping to establish accreditation for the center with the Association of Zoos and Aquariums, as well as her involvement with the rehabilitation of a critically endangered Cook Inlet beluga calf that had been stranded off the western shore of Cook Inlet at Trading Bay. Lisa has a BS in natural sciences from the University of Alaska Anchorage and is drysuit diver certified. She is also an active member of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums. Lisa lives in Seward with her husband and three children.