Lorrie Blackard Friet is an educator specializing in creating STEAM curriculum. Friet is a practicing artist with paintings in collections worldwide. In San Diego, Friet is the featured artist at Tower 23 Hotel. Each spring, Friet leads students to add on to the mural surrounding the joint-use field at Pacific Beach Elementary. This mural will be 1000' in length when complete. Friet is passionate about the ocean and is currently the senior instructor at San Diego Floating Lab. This program explores the wonders of the ocean with San Diego county students and visitors from Arizona, Colorado and Mexico. Friet is a board member of Spiral Pacific, a non-profit dedicated to global marine conservation.