Team

Chelsea

Editor

Currently Stationed: Bangor, WA

Born and raised in Washington state, Chelsea is a born and bred Pacific Northwesterner. She proudly fits all major stereotypes of a Seattleite, from her addiction to coffee to her love for the outdoors. Before launching The Submerged Life, Chelsea worked in the PR industry for almost 10 years. Her family recently PCS’d to Bangor and she is thrilled to be back in the land of coffee stands and evergreen trees. In Chelsea’s spare time she enjoys raising her son and rediscovering the area with her husband.


Meagan

Editor

Currently Stationed: Millington, TN.

Meagan is a proud, native South Carolinian. She loves tailgates, BBQs, the beach, and sweet tea! Meagan has worked as a nurse for the last 12 years and is currently finishing Nurse Practitioner school- with hopes of graduating this Summer. Meagan loves all things fitness. Her favorite thing is entertaining her 2 year old daughter Eve. She and her family recently PCS’d to Millington, TN, in search of the best wine, food, and adventure!


Kaileigh

Editor

Currently Stationed: Bangor, WA

Kaileigh was raised a submarine kid, only moving three times despite her dad’s 20+ years of submarine service. A speech language pathologist of 6 years in a variety of different clinical settings, Kaileigh now stays at home with her two daughters. Following the birth of her first daughter, Kaileigh pursued her love of fitness becoming a certified personal trainer and teaching group fitness classes for pregnant and postpartum women. Spending time outside chasing her toddler and wearing her baby or playing board games with her husband are her favorite pastimes. Kaileigh loves to explore each duty station to the fullest and make the most of any travel opportunities provided to her family.



Carolann

Contributor

Currently Stationed: Colorado

Carolann is a writer who loves reading, hiking, yoga, and traveling. She has a daughter who she loves to take on adventures. Carolann spent five years in a long distance relationship with her submariner before marrying him ….. and PCSing to Hawaii 5 days later! Originally from New York, her favorite duty station is Hawaii, where she worked as a travel blogger. Carolann loves to connect with and support other military spouses. Some of her best friends are other submarine spouses – it’s a bond like no other. She is also passionate about getting outside your comfort zone and trying to make the most out of different duty stations and deployments. During one deployment, she learned how to crochet, which led to her opening up her own Etsy shop. You never know where this life will take you!


Karly

Contributor

Currently Stationed: Groton, CT

Karly is a native to Washington state and grew up just outside of Seattle. After doing four years long- distance between Seattle and Annapolis ,she traded in the West Coast for the East Coast to move to Charleston, SC with her submariner. Seeking an adventure, she and her spouse put Guam as #1 on the preference list for their first Sea Duty station…and after 2.5 years on island, they don’t regret it one bit! While she will miss Guam dearly, she is very excited to make a new home in Groton, CT. She loves being outdoors and staying active. A few of Karly’s favorite activities include scuba diving, hiking, skiing, paddle boarding, HIIT training, and yoga. She is also borderline obsessed with her dog, a Welsh Corgi named Alyn.


Kathleen

Contributor

Currently Stationed: San Diego, CA

Kat has spent a good portion of her life in Maryland where she grew up,  then went onto college and medical school, and met her husband.  She has been married to her submariner for 10 years, the last seven of which she has been active duty herself.  She currently works as a Navy flight surgeon and is lucky enough to be stationed together in San Diego with her husband.  Together they have two kids and two dogs, which keep them pretty busy! But if Kat were to have some free time, she would spend it at the beach!


Eilish

Contributor

Currently Stationed: Kings Bay, GA

Eilish was raised as a military child. She has moved a total 19 times and nas lived in 15 states. However, she considers Southern California to be “home”. Eilish graduates with her Master of Social Work degree this summer and has worked in various social service careers in multiple states. She is passionate about access to mental health services, particularly with respect to the intersection of the military lifestyle and mental health. Over the past four years, she and her submariner have moved four times and they recently landed just north of Jacksonville, FL. Eilish has two young children, a golden retriever (who thinks she is a lap-dog) and a cat. In her free time, she enjoys traveling, backpacking, running, and hiking.


Kamila

Contributor

Currently Stationed: Charleston, SC

Kamila and her husband recently PCS”d to Charleston with their English Springer Spaniel, Wallace, while previously living in Norfolk. While Kamila hails from the mountains in western Virginia, she looks forward to exploring Charleston and making it home. When she’s not working as a dog handler and trainer, she loves cooking and baking and being outdoors..


Cat

Contributor

Currently Stationed: Portsmouth, NH

Cat is a Seattle native who has been chasing the sun for the past 10 years! Her deployment mantra is “focus on the things you can control.” Cat interests include cooking, going to the beach, and hiking adventures with her four-year-old daughter. She met her submariner at a dive bar while in Honolulu, HI during an internship for graduate school. After graduating, Cat moved to Hawaii to practice physical therapy and reconnected with her submariner and the rest is history. After four deployments in eight years of marriage, they are now excited to experience a change of home port and more time to explore the New England area as a family. 


Allison

Contributor

Currently Stationed: Norfolk, VA

Allison was born in North Carolina and is a life-long NC State fan. Go Wolfpack! With a master’s degree in social work, she spent time as an advocate in court for children in foster care before becoming a stay-at-home mom. Allison has a two-year-old daughter, another girl due in January, and a yellow lab who all love to keep her busy. In her free time, she loves to crochet, read, and binge Netflix. Her family PCS’d to Hampton Roads earlier this year and they have been enjoying living in Williamsburg. While she loves the area, she dreams that one day they can experience living in Hawaii.


Alexis

Contributor

Currently Stationed: Groton, CT.

Alexis has been a military spouse for almost 10 years. A native to the West Coast, she has learned to love the Northeast. On days that she doesn’t have activities for the three littles, she loves to explore New England. Her favorite season is Fall and she always look forward to exploring new foliage trails.


Rosemary

Contributor

Currently Stationed: Monterey, CA (soon to be) Groton, CT

Rosemary is originally from San Antonio, TX and is a proud graduate of Texas A&M University, where she was president of the Quidditch team.  After graduating she taught five different grade levels, four different subjects, and in three different states.  She currently is a stay-at-home mom with two amazing kids.  Rosemary loves photography, travel, video games and creative projects.  She’s also addicted to her Peloton and decorates obsessively for every holiday.  She and her family have moved five times in the last seven years.  Each move has provided an opportunity to explore a new place and find all the unique and wonderful things it has to offer.  She believes the best part of being a submariner spouse are the friends you make along the way.  


Katie

Contributor

Currently Stationed: Pearl Harbor, HI

Katie, a proud New England native, spent most of her life cozied up in New Hampshire… until she met a submariner at a dive bar who whisked her away for a life of adventure. Ten years later and her husband is still surprising her with new duty stations across the world, and a never-ending, unpredictable schedule- Yay! Recently, Katie traded in her LL Bean slippers for flip flops when she and her family moved to Hawaii. She enjoys exploring the island with her three kids (which is easier when her husband is around), reading a book on the beach (which rarely happens), and getting a full 8 hours of sleep. She is full of sarcasm and thinks the hard days go by a lot faster if you give yourself a little grace.