Team

Chelsea

Editor

Currently Stationed: Groton, CT

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. In her spare time she enjoys raising her little man Edwin and exploring New England 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.


Amanda D.

Contributor

Currently Stationed: Pearl Harbor, HI

Amanda grew up in small-town Lancaster, South Carolina until 2009 when she moved to the low country to attend College of Charleston.  After graduating she immediately found her dream job as the Special Events Fundraiser at the MUSC Children’s Hospital.  Little did she know, her life was going to change drastically when she met her submariner.  One month after marrying they PCS’d to Guam, and it has been one adventure after another.  Amanda enjoys spending time at the beach, climbing mountains, chasing waterfalls and scuba diving with sea turtles.  Guam brought out her adventurous side while teaching her a lot about being a submariner spouse. She recently PCS’d to Hawaii.


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: Nofolk, VA

Kamila and her husband are currently stationed in Norfolk with their English Springer Spaniel, Wallace. I think Norfolk and the Hampton Roads area has a lot to offer.  The 757 is unique blend of modern small scale city life and easy beach living with lots to explore. There is something for all ages and interests. While kamila hails from the mountains in western Virginia, Norfolk has become home and she can’t wait to share it with you. When she’s not working as a dog handler and trainer, she loves cooking and baking and being outdoors..


Kristin

Contributor

Currently Stationed: Pearl Harbor, HI

Hi reader!  I’m Kristin. I am a  submarine spouse, married to my sailor for twelve years. We have two children ages 4 and 7. Before we had children, I taught for five years. We currently reside on the beautiful island of Oahu but we have also been stationed in Virginia Beach, Monterey, Groton, and Kings Bay (we lived on Amelia Island, Florida). 

Hope you’ve found some inspiration from my Facebook and Instagram pages and blog, “Bloom Where You Are Anchored.” I started the blog three years ago to encourage spouses to “thrive, not just survive,” to really enjoy each duty station and get the most out of this interesting military spouse life that we live!  

Cat

Contributor

Currently Stationed: Pearl Harbor, HI

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.