Lisa Hartman

Husbandry Director

Lisa Hartman began working at the Alaska SeaLife Center in March, 1998 - before the center opened its doors!  Originally hired as a Keeper, she has held several positions here including Mammologist, Mammal Coordinator, and Husbandry Manager.  In November of 2017, Lisa joined the Senior Management Team as Husbandry Director. 

She has a unique and seasoned knowledge of the Alaska SeaLife Center, learning the importance of each of the center’s missions and their reliance on one another. She is very proud to be a part of what the Alaska SeaLife Center has become. Of Lisa’s twenty years with the Alaska SeaLife Center, a few of her biggest highlights and valuable professional experiences have been helping lead the Center's Association of Zoos and Aquariums accreditation efforts and networking with our collaborative partners while rehabilitating Tyonek, a stranded and critically endangered Cook Inlet beluga calf rescued in September, 2017 (seen in profile picture).

Lisa grew up in Seward, Alaska.  She is a Seward High School graduate and earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Natural Sciences from the University of Alaska Anchorage.  Lisa is dive certified up through rescue (dry suit) and is proud to have been part of a cold water dive team that supported the transient juvenile Steller sea lion project.  She is an active member of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums.

Lisa lives in Seward with her husband Ed and three children. She enjoys mountain running, spending time in the kitchen with her kids and also volunteers her time as a coach for the Seward Little League.