Bobbie Buzzell has been an observer with the North Pacific Observer Program since 2014. During her time with the program, she has been employed by A.I.S., Inc. and has observed on 55 distinct fishing vessels and completed over 414 observer days during her observer career. All her deployments have been with the partial coverage component of the Observer Program; working with the smaller catcher vessels that deploy throughout Southeast Alaskan communities.
Bobbie was born and raised in Washington and received her B.S. from Western Washington University in Bellingham where she graduated in 2012. When she isn’t working she plays guitar, ukulele, and sings and writes music. She loves the outdoors and enjoys a yearly tradition of heading the North Cascades with her family for a week-long backpacking trip every summer.