Brynne Rardin grew up in Concord, New Hampshire. During her semester abroad in college to New Zealand, Brynne fell in love with the ocean and became a certified diver. In 2017, she graduated from Connecticut College with a Bachelor's degree in both psychology and art. Soon after she started two years of work for Aggressor Fleet, a liveaboard diving company. She began as head chef aboard the Turks and Caicos Aggressor II, and then continued on as divemaster and deckhand on the Bahamas Aggressor. During this time, Brynne gained experience being the onboard underwater videographer and worked as an active crew member under all conditions.
Working for Aggressor Fleet gave Brynne the opportunity to have the most incredible encounters with marine life, including guiding guests snorkeling with Atlantic humpback whales in the Silver Bank, Dominican Republic, and diving with tiger sharks and great hammerheads at Tiger Beach.
Brynne has had the privilege of diving in Turks and Caicos, the Exumas, Eleuthera, Nassau, Bimini, Tiger Beach, the Dominican Republic, as well as solo trips diving in Australia and Fiji. She aspires to be a professional wildlife filmmaker, who uses her camera to communicate the incredible need for marine life protection. She hopes her videos and still photos will bring awareness to the ways in which plastic pollution, climate change, and human consumption are destroying our oceans and all life that depends on them.
Currently, Brynne is working to launch her brand, OFAUNA, a line of sustainable and eco-friendly rashguards. She has spent hundreds of hours creating hand-drawn marine life designs based on encounters she has had for these rashguards, and hopes that they will help to portray marine life more positively and realistically, and increase human awareness of the need to protect all life within our oceans.
© 2020 by Brynne Rardin.