Camille Speck (A.K.A. Clamzilla) has been WOW’s lead Shellfish Instructor since 2017.. Hailing from the Olympic Peninsula, she graduated from The Evergreen State College and started her career as a biologist studying whales with NOAA. After working her way down the food chain, she landed in the intertidal zone. Camille has been a member of the WDFW Puget Sound bivalve management team since 1999 and the lead Puget Sound clam and oyster biologist since 2017. She absolutely loves fieldwork and introducing new harvesters to the wonders of our public tidelands. Camille feels deeply rooted in our Northwest shorelines, primeval forests, ridges, and river bottoms and finds great pleasure in mushroom foraging, vegetable gardening and fermenting all manner of things. She makes her home in a tiny Victorian in Port Townsend, with her partner, their 10-year-old daughter, and Empress Leia of Carrots and Lettuce (guinea pig) and Lily Thundertoes (cat). It’s been 12 years since she had a dog and that needs to change soon!