Athena Merage’s career history in master-planned community development includes almost 20 years of environmental compliance and conservation implementation.  Athena has spent many years exploring the coastlines of The Big Island Hawaii and California where she is continuously inspired to protect the health of the world’s oceans and its wildlife; she has witnessed first-hand the recent changes in the coral reef ecosystems and understands the urgency behind passing legislation to safeguard these environmentally sensitive habitats.  Athena’s passion for the ocean is poured into her artwork filled with colorful displays of various sea creatures.  As a mother, she hopes to help provide future generations with a cleaner, thriving blue planet.