2023 Season Crew - March through October

Photo coming soon!

Gaia W. – 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.

Maddy S. – Program Coordinator
My name is Maddy and I am from Vancouver Wa. I recently received my Bachelor's degree in Oceanography with a focus in chemistry. I have previously been a barista Starbucks and volunteered at the Pacific Science Center. Fun fact about me is I am a mirror twin.

Anne W. – Second Mate
I'm from Bothell, Washington and I have a Bachelor Crew Gear of Arts in Biology and History (and a minor in French) from Luther College in Decorah, Iowa. I've previously worked as a Newborn Hearing Screener for Pediatrix Medical Group. I play the bagpipes for the Keith Highlanders Pipe Band.

George Clark – Galley Coordinator
George is a Seattle native who grew up sailing the San Juans and Vancouver Island every summer. After spending the last few years as a guide and naturalist on tour boats in Seattle he's ready to get back into sailing and out of Elliott Bay.

Maris W. – Galley Coordinator
Maris is from Maltby, Washington, but has spent the last few years up in Squamish, BC getting her Bachelor of Arts and Sciences at Quest University Canada, where she asked the question "Where does the Artist Fit?". She was a deckhand aboard Adventuress a few years back, but has spent the last year working as the Volunteer Coordinator and breakfast cook at the Grunewald Guild in Plain, WA. When she can find the time, you can find her in the studio, either playing with metal or her loom.

Victor B. – Engineer
I am Victor, a half Swedish nerd from Utah that spent the past few months packing bags in Sweden. I responsibly dropped everything and come sailing. I have an associates degree and I want to build rockets.

Ansleigh C. – Level 2 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.

Emrys Eiko – Level 2 Educator/ Deckhand
Emrys Eiko is from Seattle, WA and is studying Indigenous Education at the Evergreen State College. After spending most of their teenage years aboard the Adventuress or wanting to be aboard the Adventuress, as a five-time Ship’s Apprentice, they’re excited to be back with the ship’s company on the beautiful Salish Sea. They recently worked as an organizer for the NAACP, supporting efforts for positive change in the local public school system, and spent January through March of 2020 as a DJ for a local community radio station with a show featuring the voices of women in rock ‘n’ roll. The only music they love more than 90’s rock is sea chanteys!

David L. – Level 2 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.

Madison I-S. – Level 1 Educator/ Deckhand
Bio coming soon.

Elijah J. – Level 1 Educator/ Deckhand
Bio coming soon.