Season 1 Crew - March through July 2018

2018Season 1Adventuress Crew
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 2018

Top: Captain Bucko Billy, Danny, Gray, Kevin, Sean, Anna, Shay, Evan, and Sam Bottom: Faran, Kat, Chloe, Taylor, Christina, and Sam Sam

Sam Sam – Chief Mate
Sam Sam grew up in Southern California. She learned about tall ships as a high school student aboard the Tole Mour and has been involved in boats ever since. This is her third season working for Adventuress, having filled the Relief Engineer position last Spring and Second Mate this Spring. Sam Sam has completed maritime Basic Safety Training, is an AB and a Wilderness First Responder as well as being CRP and First Aid certified. Her most recent accolade is a shiny new captain's license. Sam Sam hopes her next adventure to be working for the Foreign Service. If that doesn't happen then she plans to apply to International Relations graduate programs in the Fall.

Sam Nadell – Program Coordinator
Sam is from the distant, exotic land of Yorktown Heights, New York, and has a B.S. and M.S. in oceanography from Cornell University. He is excited for his second season working aboard the Schooner Adventuress after working as the relief engineer last year. Sam has also sailed aboard the Clearwater, Mystic Whaler, and Robert C. Seamans, and has seen hundreds of other boats. Sam's favorite pastimes include performing improv and stand-up comedy and looking at restaurant menus prior to going to restaurants.

Faran Lund – Galley Coordinator
Faran currently lives in Seattle,WA. They earned a B.A. in Biology from Lawrence University with minors in Anthropology and Neuroscience. Faran spent the last year cooking delicious French food at Boat Street Kitchen in Seattle and is excited to bring these fresh flavors to everyone aboard Adventuress. When they were a child, Faran thought their mood controlled the weather and the tides, and still thinks it could be true.

Evan Kinnett – Engineer
Hailing from Puyallup, Evan holds an Associates Degree in Telecommunications from Bates Technical College and has been putting it to use working on new construction sites for Amazon and Microsoft. He discovered sailing after taking his father to a Tall Ship Festival in Tacoma last year and totally fell in love with it. After sailing on the Adventuress he decided he really wanted to get involved and volunteered during each Winter Maintenance Weekends. He feels very fortunate to be offered the opportunity to be crew, and is looking forward to sailing and educating youth, hoping to make a positive lasting impact on their lives. Fun fact: Evan spent two years traveling the US for work in a work van, visiting a total of 39 states and numerous retired Navy ships.

Sean Flynn - Second Mate
Sean grew up in Little Rock, Arkansas and studied Environmental Science, Wildlife Habitat Management and Entomology at the University of Arkansas. He started sailing and racing 24' vessels on Arkansas lakes. Sean served as a Deckhand on S/V Seaward in San Francisco and S/V Liberty Clipper on the East Coast. Most recently he held the position as First Mate aboard S/V When And If and sailed over 10,000 nm with her in the last year. He is extremely excited to sail in the Pacific NW!

Taylor Jackson – Educator / Deckhand / Relief Program Coordinator
Taylor hails from beautiful Bainbridge Island in Washington. She earned her degree in Marine Biology from the University of Hawaii at Manoa in 2015 and has since been working at a variety of outdoor schools and on tall ships all over the country! Even though she calls Washington home, Taylor's ideal place to live is the North Maine Woods.

Shay Hohmann – Educator / Deckhand / Relief Galley Coordinator

Gray McKenna– Educator / Deckhand/Relief Engineer
Gray grew up in Baltimore, and just completed their B.S. in Marine Biology at Northeastern University. This is Gray's second season onboard. Prior to this, they were a Program Director at Sail Caribbean in the British Virgin Islands. Gray dreams of being a master clawhammer banjo player.

Kevin Sandel – Lead Educator / Deckhand
Kevin is a proud cheesehead from southeastern Wisconsin. He graduated in 2015 from the University of Wisconsin - Madison with a BA in Zoology and Environmental Studies. He has spent the following two years living in Naples, Florida as a naturalist for the Conservancy of Southwest Florida, where he had a variety of crazy jobs ranging from teaching kids how to snorkel to target training baby alligators.

Christina Wine – Season Long Educator / Deckhand
Christina is an island girl, born and raised in Maui, Hawaii. She stayed in Hawaii for school to pick up a BS in Marine Science (with a chemistry minor and a Marine Option Program certificate) and has been working on another island -- Catalina Island-- for the Catalina Island Marine Institute as a marine science instructor at Camp Fox.

Danny Lucas – Season Long Educator / Deckhand
Danny recently graduated from Warren Wilson in North Carolina, with a degree in Chemistry and Environmental Studies. He's originally from the South-West of France and has lived there for the first 18 years of his life! Danny's last job was as a Independent Research Consultant for the NASA Develop Program. He worked on a livestock farm at the same time as his NASA job, which was a great combo!

Chloe Goodson – Season Long Educator / Deckhand
Chloe is currently living in Haines, Alaska and has a Bachelor's Degree in Animal Sciences from the University of Missouri. Most recently she has worked as a baker at the Rusty Compass Coffeehouse and walks dogs for a side job. Chloe also volunteers at the local radio station and the animal rescue service.

Anna Ripley – July & August Month Educator / Deckhand
Anna grew up on Vashon Island, Washington and currently lives in Walla Walla, where she is a rising senior at Whitman College, majoring in biology and minoring in chemistry. She loves cats, and spent 6 weeks last spring sailing around New Zealand.

Tori Lambert – August - October Month Educator / Deckhand
Tori is from Baton Rouge, Louisiana and graduated with a degree in Marine Biology in May 2018 from Nicholls State University in Thibodaux, Louisiana. Prior to Sound Experience she have worked at Project Transformation - a non-profit organization in the Dallas, Texas area- where she got to know and work with children in grades K-12 in low-income communities. Besides working with kids, another passion of Tori's is competitive jump roping!

Lena Goss – September & October Month-long Educator / Deckhand
Lena is returning for for second season aboard the Schooner Adventuress. She was born and raised on the shores of the Salish Sea and looks forward to sharing her love of the marine world and all things sailing. For the last year Lena tried her hand at a "land job" teaching environmental science and conservation in elementary schools in Western Massachusetts and is now excited to be back on the water in the Pacific Northwest.

Katharine Troth – September & October Month-long Educator / Deckhand
Katharine has a VA Bachelor of Science in Biology and minor in Anthropology from Longwood University Burgundy Style Consulting LLC. She recently worked as a Grape Harvest and Cellar Worker, processing grapes to make wine! Fun Fact: Katharine is a novice rollerskater!

Amelia Foster – September & October Month-long Educator / Deckhand
Amelia received her B.S. and B.A. in microbiology and international studies at Oregon State University. She is dedicated to learning more about the ocean and bridging the gap between science and the arts.