About Anne Gordon

Anne grew up boating in the San Juan islands in the Pacific NW of the USA and remembers seeing Orca whales passing by as she did her homework on the beach near her childhood home in Olympia, Washington.  She graduated with a Biology and Animal Behavior degree. She has worked as a zoo keeper at Seattle’s Woodland Park Zoo and trained wild animals to present in school assemblies teaching wildlife and appreciation and respect.  She also trained animals, both wild & domestic for the TV & film industry for over 20 years.

Anne now lives in Panama and is married to a man from the local indigenous tribe, the Emberá,  Otniel Barrigón, whose family still lives in traditional villages in the jungle.  She also conducts day and overnight tours to the Emberá Indian village to meet her Emberá family.   In 2005, Anne pioneered the whale watching industry in Panama when she founded her responsible whale watching company, Whale Watching Panama. She loves spending time out with the whales and dolphins and likes nothing more than to share the beauty of the whales and dolphins and her knowledge and love of them with her clients. Anne also enjoys the spiritual aspect of the whales and dolphins and is a certified Dolphin Energy Healing practitioner. On her Whale and Dolphin Wisdom Retreats she shares about the spiritual lessons she has learned from the whales and dolphins.  She considers the dolphins and whales her soul family and closest spiritual advisors.