october 16 - october 21 // 2022

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Cheryl Dean

President, San Diego Undersea Film Exhibition

Cheryl H. Dean is an international award-winning filmmaker whose documentaries celebrate wildlife and nature. She has been filming underwater since 2010 and has advanced, nitrox scuba, and PFI free diving certifications including safety training. Cheryl has served as President of the San Diego Undersea Film Exhibition since 2015 and is a past board member of the San Diego Underwater Photographic Society. Cheryl and her husband Nick founded Spindrift Images LLC whose latest film is The Witness Is a Whale. She has been effectively communicating scientific discoveries to lay audiences at scientific research organizations throughout her career; she is also an attorney. Cheryl hopes that her storytelling and images will inspire people to protect the astounding biodiversity on our planet.