Stephanie is the host of Mutual of Omaha’s Wild Kingdom, and also a public speaker on global efforts in conservation and sustainability. Her insight has earned her a seat on the International Union of Conservation Nature’s (IUCN), Education and Communication Commission.
In 2015, she was named one of the latest recipients of the Ambassador for the Planet Award, given by renowned environmental artist and conservationist, Wyland. That honor places her in a very select group that includes renowned naturalist Jane Goodall, iconic oceanographer Jacques-Yves Cousteau, former Vice President Al Gore, marine biologists Dr. Sylvia Earle, actor Robert Redford, and professional surfer Kelly Slater.
Recently, Stephanie became a Deep Elite Ambassador for Scubapro; was the subject of an article in Dive Alert Magazine; joined the advisory council for Ecology Project International; and became co-founder of The Creative Animal Foundation non-profit.
Just recently, Stephanie was interviewed on Harry Connick Jr.’s new daytime show, “Harry!” as well as Animal Planet’s new show, “Animal Nation” with comedian, Anthony Anderson. She’s also ben featured on an episode of the DIY Network’s “Tiny House, Big Living” series, kicking off the 2017 tiny house tour for the Creative Animal Foundation.
In regards to sharks, her work consists of assisting with research with whale sharks on the Ningaloo Reef in Western Australia; Doing species counts on the Great Barrier Reef and Papua New Guinea; and filming sharks with Jillian Morris Brake, Duncan Brake, and Cristina Zenato for Wild Kingdom.