Havenworth Coastal Conservation was established in 2010 (then Haven Worth Consulting) by Tonya Wiley to conserve coastal ecosystems through science and outreach. Tonya received a Bachelor of Science degree in Marine Fisheries from Texas A&M University at Galveston in 1998. Following graduation, she completed internships with the South African White Shark Research Institute and the U.S. Geological Survey-Biological Resources Division. Tonya previously worked for the Coastal Fisheries Division of Texas Parks and Wildlife Department as a Marine Finfish Hatchery Technician, Ecosystem Management Technician and Fisheries Outreach Specialist, and for Mote Marine Laboratory's Center for Shark Research Sawfish Research Project conducting conservation biology studies of the endangered smalltooth sawfish. Tonya founded Havenworth Coastal Conservation to combine her passions for conservation research and public outreach to promote the protection of imperiled marine species and habitats.