Board of Directors
The Mermaid at Any Age Board of Directors is comprised of a diverse group of individuals who are passionate about giving back to the community.
Emily Easterly (Mermaid Emily) is an original MAAA Court member. She lives in the suburbs of Chicago, IL, and runs Windy City Mermaids, a mermaid entertainment company, apparel brand, and mermaid school. She has also worked with the organizations Icing Smiles, the National Organization of Women, and the Mermaid Swim Club (upcoming).
Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer
Mermaid Ché Moniqueshe/her
Mermaid Chè Monique is a DC area based mermaid performer, model and MERtivational speaker. Being a mermaid was a lifelong dream of Chè’s. Mermaiding is her way of reminding the world that anything is possible. Chè Monique’s high glam images spread messages of body positivity and defy stereotypes in a fun and celebratory way. Chè Monique is the founder of Society of Fat Mermaids, a size inclusive clothing line and celebratory community. Chè is a leader in the mer world who encourages education and inclusivity through work such as her online panel discussions, serving as an advisor for the Mermaid at Any Age community and online movements such at #MerfolkForBlackLives as well as building the Society of Fat Mermaids platform. Education and water safety are very important to Chè who is a NAUI Mermaid Instructor and partners with the Rising Tide Effect to spread messages on water safety. You can find Mermaid Chè Monique online at www.mermaidchemonique.com as well as @mermaidchemonique on Facebook, TikTok and Instagram.
Carrie Wata, Queen of the Caribbean Sea. A professional Mermaid, WSI, Lifeguard and Founder of Afro Mermaid Corp, this mermaid dedicates her time to create a safe community of diverse water lovers. Carrie is a devoted member of the mermaid community and an avid lover of pizza.
Ona is a lifelong artist, baker, and plant lover, with a background in human resources, strategic planning, and learning and development.
Mermaid Echo is Wisconsin’s premiere professional mermaid entertainer, specializing in children’s conservation education. Mermaid Echo Entertainment LLC is a multi-award winning business that works to inspire the next generation to care for at-risk aquatic ecosystems through storytelling and hands-on learning.