Meet the Mermaids of Oklahoma
Mermaid Karsten, known as The Navajo Mermaid, is originally from Arizona. She loves exploring freshwater springs, even if she has to borrow human legs to get to them! Karsten loves to sing, dance, and act, and is a voice teacher when in human form. She loves helping young humans find their voice in song. Outside of her mermaid performances, you can find Karsten on the stage or screen! Karsten was recently featured in Lyric Theatre’s world premiere production of Distant Thunder at the First Americans Museum.
Mermaid Keely, the OKC Mermaid, grew up just a flip, flop, and a swim away, but she loves traveling to explore new places to dip her fins and connect to her Hispanic and Cherokee heritage. She is a videographer and filmmaker and loves making creative films to share important stories with the world. When she’s not swimming, Keely is probably baking something delicious or going rock climbing! Keely also has a background as a competitive swimmer and lifeguard, though perhaps her being a mermaid gave her a bit of an advantage over her human competitors!
Mermaid Megan has swam many places from the Great Lakes to the Gulf of Mexico and in between! While she prefers saltwater, she loves staying inland to meet new humans and educate them about keeping the waterways she calls home clean. When Megan was little, she wanted to work at an aquarium, but as she got older (and needed help with her clumsy human legs) she found another passion - Megan loves to dance and teaches dance lessons when she’s got legs, but her mermaid secret isn’t much of a secret! That’s why her students say, “Miss Megan is a mermaid!”
Mermaid Montana, the Iron Shore Mermaid, swims all the way from Oklahoma to the shores of Roatan, Honduras. There she has worked with the Roatan Marine Park to promote their coral conservation program and educate humans about what they can do to help protect our coral reefs. She's always loved ocean life and even graduated from college with a degree in Zoology so she can teach people about her animal friends! She also teaches swim lessons to kiddos when she has human legs. Montana loves using her mermaid magic to inspire young humans to follow their dreams and encourage them to learn something new every day!