What is The Seas Collective?
The Seas Collective is a Long Island based mapping, planning, and branding company founded by two surfers - Chelsea Gross and Corey Stanton. Their mission is to teach clients how to create sustainable business models by connecting with their local communities. Spatially minded and attentive to detail, Chelsea and Corey produce innovative experiences both in design and concept.
A Walk On Water Surf Therapy, Montauk
Chelsea likes to take the time to prepare for success - a natural planner. She does this by making lists and creating space for herself and the project using her business tools, mindfulness and reiki. She loves bringing people together and creating community - and has the spreadsheet and the 10+ years of event planning experience to do it. A lifetime geo-nerd, she has an advanced degree in GIS (Geographic Information Systems - digital map making) from Hunter College where she also taught Physical Geography and Geology lab courses. Her first professional position was with the Jane Goodall Institute and she still holds the environmental ethics that she learned during her time as the NYC Outreach Coordinator.
Chelsea enjoys sharing her skills with her clients by empowering them to create sustainable foundations. In her time off you’ll find her at the beach, planning her next travel adventure, making macrame light installations, or talking to her plants.
Corey prefers to spend his free time in the ocean. His love for surfing led him to travel to many far off destinations - coincidentally, he had to map and plan his way around the world.
His foundations in Physical Geography began with his education at UNC Wilmington. He continued professionally using GIS for weather maps at WECT News and held a position as an adjunct lecturer for the Weather & Climate lab courses at Hunter College. As a freelancer at Chelsea the Cartographer, Corey continued to develop his professional skills - making maps and producing events. As business grew, Chelsea and Corey partnered to create something that matched both of their interests and professional backgrounds - Seas Cartography.
Corey is one of the most patient people we know - he truly takes the time to hear clients' visions and brings them to life. His positive approach makes it fun for everyone around him. Corey’s favorite event so far- The Fire Island Lighthouse Keeper’s Craft Tasting. Bringing people together to drink craft beer under the tower with views of the ocean and bay - it doesn’t get better than that!