Island Dolphin Care is very fortunate to have an outstanding and unique working relationship with Dolphins Plus. This relationship began when Deena and Joe began their trips to Dolphins Plus in 1990. While Deena worked on Joe’s physical, emotional, and developmental needs, the trainers were constantly working on new behaviors with Fonzie to help facilitate Joe’s needs. Now, many years later, the Dolphin’s Plus trainers continue to work closely with the Island Dolphin Care therapists creating unique and fun sessions for the children and dolphins.
Wendy has been associated with Dolphins Plus Inc. and Deena Hoagland since 1990 and has worked as a dolphin trainer for 12 years.
Originally from Wilton, CT; Wendy graduated with a psychology degree from Kalamazoo College.
She is currently working with Squirt and Lotus during program sessions.
Art has worked at Dolphins Plus since 1990. As the curator of Dolphins Plus, Art is responsible for the health and care of all of the dolphins. Art works with Bella and Fiji during program sessions.
Art is also a very active member of the Marine Mammal Conservancy, serving on their board of directors.
Art is originally from the Miami, Florida area and graduated from the University of Miami with a degree in Marine Affairs.
Jordan is a Florida native who grew up in Melbourne, FL. Jordan graduated from Palm Beach Atlantic University with a degree in Marine Biology. She has been at Dolphin’s Plus for 3 year and works with Bella and Fiji during program sessions.