Season 1 Crew - March through July 2017

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Chris Chimenti – First Mate

Jenny Smith – Program Coordinator
Jenny currently lives in Bellingham, WA, but grew up in Kirkland. She is a true Pacific Northwesterner, born and raised. She received her bachelor's degree in Environmental Education from Western Washington University and worked with us last year as our Season 2 Program Coordinator. Her passion is orcas! Ask her anything about orcas. She would love to chat about them anytime, anywhere.

Drew Mickle – Engineer and Second Mate

Kathryn Hoerauf – Galley Coordinator
Kathryn will always call the Pacific Northwest home, but for the past few years she has been soaking up the sun in New Mexico. She recently earned her B.A. in Outdoor Recreation from Western Washington University, with an emphasis on the natural history of the Pacific Northwest. She joined us for a month-long internship in 2015, stayed on as a winter crew member, and is back on board as the half-season Galley Coordinator.

Patrick Hutchins – Educator / Deckhand / Relief Program Coordinator
Patrick has been bouncing around the state since last summer, but the Puget Sound area will always be his home. He has a B.A. in Environmental Education from Western Washington University. Patrick recently worked as an educator with the Inland Northwest Nature Connection in Spokane, and he is currently helping them grow their fledgling non-profit from afar. Fun Fact: he runs an ocean science blog called Depth and Taxa that works to share the wonders of the marine environment with people who might never see the ocean.

Faran Lundgren – Educator / Deckhand / Relief Galley Coordinator
Faran grew up in Colorado and now home is wherever her boots are. She has a bachelor's degree in Biology from Lawrence University. She spent the last two years as a farm manager, picking (and eating) blueberries at a farm in Massachusetts. She has a black belt in karate and kickboxing.

Samantha Parry – Educator / Deckhand / Relief Engineer
Sam spent the first half of her life in Southern California. She earned her B.A. in sociology from Middlebury College and most recently a Yoga Teacher Training certificate from a yoga school in Rishikesh, India. Her last paid job was teaching English to high school kids in Basque Country, Spain. In the last two years, she's volunteered in 18 different countries and slept in 171 beds.

Jessica Bucklin – Lead Educator / Deckhand / Bosun

Grace McKenna – Educator / Deckhand
Grace grew up in Baltimore, Maryland, and is currently pursuing her bachelor's degree in Marine Biology and Environmental Studies at Northeastern University. For the past two summers, she worked as a captain of 50' sailboats and as a marine science instructor at Sail Caribbean, a summer camp in the British Virgin Islands. An avid scuba diver, Grace spent many of her recent dives perfecting the ability to blow bubble rings underwater.

Emily Seeley – Educator / Deckhand
Emily hails from Michigan and currently lives in Mystic, Connecticut. She recently graduated from the University of Connecticut with a master's degree in Oceanography. She worked at UConn as a Lab Technician, where she assisted students with trace and bulk element geochemistry in a paleoclimate lab. When she's not in the lab, she loves to bake and take long walks with her dog.

Colin Schehl – Educator / Deckhand
Colin is from the town of Cambria, California, and has long pursued his passion for exploration. He discovered Adventuress while riding from Alaska on a bicycle he built himself. He spends all of his free time thinking of good band names.

Jeremy Reinertson – 2 Month Educator / Deckhand
Jeremy hails from central Illinois, but can often be found in the Pacific Northwest, or scouring the earth for knowledge. He is neither protist nor fungus, vegetable nor mineral, but a person much like yourself. He studied Outdoor Leadership through WSCU. In the summer he leads sea kayaking trips for Camp Orkila on Orcas Island. He has been to 19 countries, written two novels, and recently learned to whistle.

Kristin Smith – 2 Month Educator / Deckhand
Kristin got her first taste of life on Adventuress as an Educator / Deckhand Intern last summer and loved it immediately. Originally from Bellingham, Washington, she currently spends most of the year in Bozeman, working on her double major in Geology and History as a student at Montana State University. During the school year, she continues to pursue her passion for outdoor education as a Trip Leader for the MSU's outdoor recreation program. In her spare time, she's learning classical guitar, classical Greek, and fencing.

Greta Righter – 2 Month Educator / Deckhand
Greta lives on Bainbridge Island on a 25' sailboat. She holds a B.S. in Community Development from Penn State University and will begin her master's in Environmental Education at the University of Washington this fall. Greta is a farmer by trade, and she has worked on farms of all sizes across the country. Her favorite vegetable is the humble radish. She is excited to grow into a more confident sailor and educator aboard Adventuress as she continues working towards her dream of someday sailing around the world.

Jing Zhong – Month-long Educator / Deckhand
Jing is from Chapel Hill, North Carolina. She has an M.S. in marine biology with minors in chemistry, environmental science, and policy from Duke University. She Last worked for CIMI Tall Ship Expeditions as the second mate and bosun on the Tole Mour, a three-masted tall ship that conducted educational programs in southern California. She is currently in medical school and 2 months from receiving her M.D. from UNC: Chapel Hill. She will be going into the field of anesthesia. Jing has been a season-long crew member on Adventuress in the past, and she is excited to be back aboard.

Season 2 Crew - July through October 2017

Coming soon.....