A Charleston native, Weatherly grew up knee deep in pluff mud exploring the wonders of the lowcountry marsh. She began working in the ecotourism business in 2009, and after receiving her masters in Marine Biology she switched gears from research to be a full time boat captain and naturalist. (Tideline Tours). When not working, Weatherly loves taking pictures (birds!), surfing, building things and making jewelry, and picking on a guitar.