Season 2 Crew - July through October 2022

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Top: Victor, Johanna, Anne, Albert, Yoela and Cy Bottom: Fiona, Robin, Kathryn and Sierra

Anne Willey – 2nd Mate
Anne is a returning crew member member and as is from Bothell, Washington. She has a Bachelor of Arts in Biology and History (and a minor in French) from Luther College in Decorah, Iowa. She previously worked as a Newborn Hearing Screener for Pediatrix Medical Group. She plays the bagpipes for the Keith Highlanders Pipe Band.

Cyrina King – Program Coordinator
Cy joins the Adventuress by way of southern Arizona where she's worked as an immigration paralegal and LGBTQ asylum advocate. Cy first sailed on a tall ship with Sea Education Association (SEA) in 2011, and is excited to be back on the water!

Sierra Kind – Galley Coordinator
People think I like nature.

Yoela Zimberoff – Engineer
Yoela (they/them) is excited to return to Adventuress and the Salish Sea after a few years sailing elsewhere! A recent graduate from Reed College, Yoela's studies focused on religion, community building and dance. They are looking forward to getting back on the water, invigorating discussions, and singing some songs.

Victor Boyer – Educator/Deckhand
Hello, I’m Victor Boyer, I was born in Utah and I’ve been studying engineering there for the past few years. I felt like I needed a break from school so I’ve run away to sea for now. In my spare time I like reading, and I can make a cheesecake that rivals that of fine restaurants

Hannah Gerrish – Educator/ Deckhand
Hannah’s home base is Fairbanks, Alaska where she loves to do all things outdoors as well as an ever-increasing list of creative pursuits from printmaking to quilting. Hannah studied biology, French, and music, and loves to connect with people from all around the world especially when it involves learning new things about the natural world. She first sailed on a tall ship during high school in New Zealand and immediately knew that she wanted this kind of sailing to be part of her life. She is very excited to be spending time on the beautiful ship Adventuress!

Kathryn Hoerauf – Educator/ Deckhand
My name is Kathryn Hoerauf. I grew up on the Salish Sea in Mukilteo, WA and currently live in Port Townsend. I’m happiest when I’m learning, when I’m on/in/near water, and am currently dedicating my time to creating a life and career that allows me to do just that. The Adventuress has been a beacon in my life for years nudging me towards those goals. Fun fact : I recently returned from a holiday in the UK where I got to visit the Isle of Skye in Scotland. It’s an old and special place where the greens are greener, the mountains more mountainous, and every rock and blade of grass seems steeped in magic.

Fiona McBride – Educator/ Deckhand
Fiona started sailing on Adventuress as a Fantastic Voyage participant in 2014 and has been coming back ever since. They grew up in Olympia, WA, and recently graduated from Western Washington University with a BS in biology and minors in math and physics. While at school she also studied snow algae, raced with the sailing team, and went on a research cruise studying methane seeps; this was not enough boats, so she came back to Adventuress for a full sailing season as an educator/deckhand. When on dry land, Fiona can be found hiking, sketching, or trying to pet your dog.

Johanna Mitra – Educator/ Deckhand
Johanna grew up in New York City and learned to sail on the Hudson River. She recently earned a B.A. in Ecosystems and Human Impact at Stony Brook University, where she was a member of the Stony Brook sailing team. In her free time, she enjoys hiking in upstate New York and teaching herself origami. She’s looking forward to experiencing the Pacific Northwest for the first time on a tall ship!

Maddy Savage – Educator/ Deckhand
Bio coming soon.

Albert Waters – Educator/ Deckhand
Albert was born in Italy and has traveled or lived all over the place since. Over the years he’s been an amateur archaeologist, (safely) burned forests as a firefighter, and built trails, dams, and bridges for parks and forests around the country. With each new location and experience he’s learned and taught about plants, animals, people, and technical and life skills. He’s excited to do this on the waters of the Salish Sea - after a lot of time in deserts or forests, he is very eager to experience life on the water. Outside of work, Albert likes to dress up as a cowboy and play old time music on the guitar, accordion, and fiddle, or see how much protein he can cram into his vegan meal prep recipes.

Robin Yang – Educator/ Deckhand
Robin Yang grew up in Suwanee, Georgia before moving to Seattle in 2018. He recently graduated from the University of Washington with a bachelor’s degree in industrial design. In addition to educating others, he enjoys wood carving, reading, and learning about natural history.

Season 1 Crew - March through July 2022

Top: Captain Nate, Gaia, Janae, David, Angi, Maris, Ansleigh and Captain Katelinn Bottom: George, Griffin, Emma, Evyn and Emrys

Gaia Wilson – Chief Mate
Gaia began her maritime career 8 years ago aboard Adventuress and has been working at sea ever since. She has sailed with an array of tall ships on both coasts of the United States, through Europe and across the Atlantic. She is drawn back to Adventuress season after season by the incredible community and the opportunity to facilitate the same life changing experience she had that first year for new students and crew.

Evyn Lewis Ford – Program Coordinator
Evyn has been fascinated by the world of marine science for as long as they can remember. After seeing the Adventuress for the first time as a docent onboard the historic tugboat "Sandman" in Olympia in 2016, they knew that tallship sailing was the place to be. During their time as a student of Marine Biology at the Evergreen State college they got opportunities to travel to central America and the South Pacific studying coral reef ecology, where they discovered there really is no place in the world like the PNW. After years of adventure Evyn is excited to finally come home to the Adventuress as the Program coordinator for the spring 2022 season!

Maris Winters – Galley Coordinator
A native of Washington State, Maris grew up near Snohomish. She is passionate about food; the chemistry magic that occurs with the intersection of heat and salt, fat and acid, as well as where and how food is grown, and getting other people stoked about how all those things come together. When not on the ship she can be found playing in her metalworking/jewelry studio, with her hands in the dirt, or at work at her loom on a new weaving.

Angi Lungu – Engineer
Angi is originally from Bucharest, Romania and first sailed to Port Townsend from Alaska in October of 2018 on her 31 ft ketch. She attended the Northwest School of Wooden Boat Building in 2020. She enjoys learning and sharing knowledge about technical systems, playing music with people in the presence of fires and riding bicycles into the sunset. Angi is also rather fond of sailing.

Ansleigh Coplin – Educator/ Deckhand
Ansleigh is originally from Winston Salem, North Carolina and moved to the Pacific Northwest about 5 years ago. The last couple of years she has been learning to sail on the Salish Sea, whale and bird watching, volunteering in marine mammal husbandry, and continuing her education with a focus on marine biology. She’s excited to be able to fully nerd out on Washington’s amazing ecosystem and live/ work aboard a beautiful historic ship this season.

David LeMay – Educator/ Deckhand
David grew up playing and learning in the waters and forests of the Salish Sea. A graduate of Western Washington University’s College of the Environment, David has been a camp counselor, a mobile Environmental Educator, teaching and leading workshops and trainings for adults and children of all ages and backgrounds across the country while working, living, and camping on the road, and has worked and volunteered on over a dozen organic farms around the US and beyond.

Emma Gregory – Educator/ Deckhand
Emma grew up in Newnan, Georgia, but has most recently lived in Florida and Indiana before returning to Washington State. They graduated from Eckerd College with a degree in biological illustration and have worked as a medical illustrator and an aquatics specialist, and had recently served as the winter deckhand aboard the Adventuress. They like reading, beachcombing, and fishkeeping.

Emrys Takahashi – Educator/ Deckhand
Emrys Eiko (they/them) was born and raised in Seattle. In past lives, they've been a poet, NAACP youth councilmember, and radio DJ. When they're not on the Adventuress, you can find them playing Resident Evil 4 with friends!

George Clark – Educator/ Deckhand
George has spent his life living around and on the waters of the Salish Sea. Whether kayaking, rowing, or sailing the life of the denizens of Puget Sound has always fascinated him and he hopes to share that fascination with the young sailors who come aboard Adventuress as he has at the Seattle Aquarium and as a tour guide. When not afloat he enjoys building computers and hanging out with as many dogs as can be fit into the day.

Griffin Hoins – Educator/ Deckhand
Griffin grew up on Marrowstone Island in the Puget Sound. He graduated from the University of Washington in 2017 with a B.Sc in Aquatic & Fishery Sciences and minors in Marine Biology, Oceanography, and Art History. He has moved back to the peninsula where he works as a scientific diver and biologist and in the winter, he runs the ski school at Hurricane Ridge in the Olympic National Park. You can also find him playing trombone with Port Townsend’s Unexpected Brass Band.

Janae Zhang – Educator/ Deckhand
Janae is from the San Francisco Bay Area. She recently earned her Bachelor's degrees in Communication and in Cognitive Science from UC San Diego, where she was also an archery instructor. She enjoys working with her hands, spending much of her free time sewing, bookbinding, and collecting more stationery than anyone reasonably needs.