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Todd R. Feucht

fishTodd Feucht is a zoological professional with over 19 years of specialized marine mammal management and business development experience. Todd currently holds the position of Vice President of Ocean Embassy and is a Professional member of the International Marine Animal Trainers Association (IMATA). In this integral leadership position, Todd is involved in all aspects of the Company’s objectives and provides business oversight and represents the Company in analyzing new growth opportunities.

Mr. Feucht began his career with Busch Entertainment Corporation (BEC) in 1990 at SeaWorld Ohio and developed a comprehensive knowledge of advanced behavior modification techniques, aggression management and behavioral medicine. He has held supervisory positions with both SeaWorld Ohio and SeaWorld Orlando where he was responsible for animal management, show production and quality, staff management, staff development, safety and guest interactive programs. During his tenure with SeaWorld, Feucht was involved with the training and management of killer whales (Orcinus orca), Pacific white-sided dolphins (Lagenorynchus obliquidens), Commerson’s dolphins (Cephalorhynchus commersonii), bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncates), false killer whales (Pseudorca crassidens), and California Sea Lions (Zalophus californianus). While with SeaWorld, he was also involved with numerous complex and high profile animal transports with a variety of animal species, including killer whales, Pacific white-sided dolphins, Commerson’s dolphins, and bottlenose dolphins.

In 1998, Mr. Feucht was recruited by Sea Life Park Hawaii to design and implement their first and only fully submersive dolphin swim experience (Dolphin Adventure), a highly successful interactive program. While in Hawaii, Feucht also led the development of program design, product improvement and behavioral protocols for the dolphin interaction program at the Kahala Manderin Oriental Hotel, located on Oahu.

Mr. Feucht has been involved with many other aspects of marine mammal animal management including field work, facility design, program feasibility and marine mammal research/data collection. He has been an invited speaker at animal behavior seminars throughout the United States and Europe and has helped develop marine mammal protection legislation for foreign governments including Panama, The Bahamas, United Arab Emirates and St. Lucia.