Meet Shelby Jae!


I have always been obsessed with the ocean and the animals living in it.  My whole life I wanted to become a dolphin trainer.  Turns out I would actually train dolphins and sea lions for 10 years of my life. 

 

My freshman year of college I signed up to take Basic SCUBA, best scam on the planet I paid $180 for the equipment fee and earned an elective credit.  From there, I took Advanced/Rescue, Science diving with AAUS, I took the Master Diver course and quickly learned I had patience for teaching people SCUBA.

 

Meanwhile, I was volunteering at Moss Landing Marine Labs, SLEWTHS Project, where I learned Marine Mammal husbandry and training. 

 

I finished school and moved to San Diego where I started working for the Navy as a civilian contractor training Sea Lions and Dolphins.  This is where I started diving in a professional setting.  I worked with the Navy for quite a while and after struggling to make ends meet; I transitioned to a career in Law Enforcement for San Diego Harbor Police.  I became a member of SDHPD’s Dive Team and I loved that aspect of my Law Enforcement career most. 

 

How did I start making swimwear? 

I’ve always known how to sew and had made a few quilts.  I really wanted a swimsuit top that was “professional” for the dive team with SDHPD.

I have always been obsessed with the ocean and the animals living in it.  My whole life I wanted to become a dolphin trainer.  Turns out I would actually train dolphins and sea lions for 10 years of my life. 

 

My freshman year of college I signed up to take Basic SCUBA, best scam on the planet I paid $180 for the equipment fee and earned an elective credit.  From there, I took Advanced/Rescue, Science diving with AAUS, I took the Master Diver course and quickly learned I had patience for teaching people SCUBA.

 

Meanwhile, I was volunteering at Moss Landing Marine Labs, SLEWTHS Project, where I learned Marine Mammal husbandry and training. 

 

I finished school and moved to San Diego where I started working for the Navy as a civilian contractor training Sea Lions and Dolphins.  This is where I started diving in a professional setting.  I worked with the Navy for quite a while and after struggling to make ends meet; I transitioned to a career in Law Enforcement for San Diego Harbor Police.  I became a member of SDHPD’s Dive Team and I loved that aspect of my Law Enforcement career most. 

 

How did I start making swimwear? 

I’ve always known how to sew and had made a few quilts.  I really wanted a swimsuit top that was “professional” for the dive team with SDHPD.  I had some trouble finding what I was looking for.  So, I said F**K this I’m making my own.  After realizing how much I liked making my own swimwear, I decided I wanted to start a swimwear brand where I could make custom affordable swimsuits.  I love to make custom orders and it allows me to make sure every piece will fit perfectly. 

 After realizing how much I liked making my own swimwear, I decided I wanted to start a swimwear brand where I could make custom affordable swimsuits.  I love to make custom orders and it allows me to make sure every piece will fit perfectly. 


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