Steven has nearly 45 years of public law experience, representing counties, cities and special districts. Following his graduation in 1973 from Law School at UC Berkeley, he was an attorney in the Santa Clara County Counsel’s office from 1974-1998, the last ten years serving as the County Counsel. He subsequently served as County Counsel in Sonoma County from 1999-2011 and in Marin County from 2012-2016. He has successfully argued before the United States and California Supreme Courts and numerous appellate courts. Steven joined the board of Call of the Sea in 2015, having been impressed by the work this organization does to expose youth to the sea through experiential, environmental education under sail.
Steven’s advocacy for the maritime community and its history stems from a genealogical timeline dating back to his great grandfather, William John Woodside, who was a famous tall ship builder in Belfast, Ireland. During the 19th Century his grandfather brought his family around the horn to the San Francisco Bay Area in a 230 foot Barque. One of his ships, named for his wife, Polly Woodside, has been fully restored and is on display at the Polly Woodside Maritime Museum in Melbourne, Australia.
Juliette McCullough is a former tall-ship officer who taught sail handling, piloting, navigation, and oceanography to students from second grade through college while on board tall-ships. She has sailed extensively in the North and South Pacific Oceans and around the Islands of Hawaii and French Polynesia. Juliette also taught tenth grade math for three years. In 2011, Juliette graduated from U.C. Hastings College of Law and began a career as a maritime lawyer. She practices law in California and Hawaii and is a partner at Cox, Wootton, Lerner, Griffin & Hansen, LLP’s San Francisco office. She represents clients in ligation and transactional matters. Juliette lives in Marin with her husband (who she met on a tall-ship and is a tall-ship captain), their young son, and their dog.
Dave has served in a variety of of management & executive positions in the Technology & Financial Services Industries including service with Bank of America, Capital One, Capital Group, Autodesk & Salesforce. His community involvement includes service as the Vice Commodore & Treasurer of the Tiburon Yacht Club. He was a Board member of the Dixie School District Investment Fund and Treasurer for Dixie Little League & several Dixie School Bond campaigns. As a Surface Warfare officer in the United States Navy, Dave operated surface ships in the Mediterranean, Atlantic & Caribbean. Dave taught Naval Engineering & Shipboard Management at the Navy Surface Warfare School in Newport, RI. Mr. Anderson earned a Bachelor of Arts, Economics from University of California Los Angeles and a Masters of Business Administration from San Francisco State University.
Project Director, Co-Founder
As Project Director, Alan brings his vision to the organization and 60 years of maritime experience, in construction, engineering, restoration and sailing. At age 22 he built his first boat in Minneapolis, a 40 foot catamaran, sailing her down the Mississippi and to the Caribbean. He next constructed Stone Witch, a 70’ brigantine. From 1977 on, he sailed Stone Witch over 40,000 miles, operating educational sailing programs for youth and adults along with public charters on SF Bay and on Pacific Ocean expeditions. Stone Witch was the flagship for Greenpeace and participated in environmental missions along the California Coast. In the 1990’s Alan restored a 1929, 54ft wooden staysail schooner to use in youth educational programs with Call of the Sea and on educational expeditions with adults. In 1992 they set sail on a one year 15,000 mile Pacific Rim Voyage through Hawaii and Pacific Islands entering Shanghai as the first American yacht to visit in fifty years. After three months cruising Japan they set out for Alaska returning along the coast to San Francisco. Alan also spent five years in a leadership and design position at a Buddhists monastery building elaborate temples and sculpting sacred art.
Knigi is a founder of growth marketing analytics firm in the San Francisco Bay Area. Her involvement in youth advancement in combination with her top hobby, sailing, is highly gratifying. Sailing is an active part of her life, and the skills enhanced by it are irreplaceable. As a member of multiple sailing clubs, Knigi sails San Francisco bays and other parts of the nation.
Terry Causey is a lifelong ocean-cruising sailor and a patron of maritime causes and projects from Hawaii (where he lived for more than half his life) to California, where he now divides his time between Sausalito and Newport Beach. He holds his captain’s license endorsed for sailing all oceans. He has navigated throughout the Pacific, including the Hawaiian Islands, French Polynesia, New Zealand, Australia, and the Cook, Solomon, and Line Islands. Terry is a successful real estate developer and he continues to be a significant benefactor to Call of the Sea. He believes in teaching young people stewardship of the oceans and instilling in them mindfulness of their environment and compassion for each other.
Christanne (Chris) J. Gallagher
Chris is the Manager at the Bay Model Visitor Center in Sausalito, CA. The Bay Model Visitor Center (BMVC) is a regional visitor for the Corps and serves over 150,000 visitors a year. The BMVC is a fully accessible educational center, which makes possible the viewing of a scientific tool: a working hydraulic model of the San Francisco Bay and San Joaquin Delta system. Chris holds a degree in Forestry from Unity College in Maine and a B.A. degree in Environmental Education from Dominican University in San Rafael. Chris is active in the Sausalito community having started the Volunteers in Public Safety (VIPS) in 2003 assisting both Fire & Police Depts. She also serves on the Sausalito Chamber of Commerce Board and was President in 2010.
Prior to joining the Corps Chris worked for the National Park Service at Golden Gate National Recreation Area (GGNRA) in the Marin Headlands performing a resource management and interpretation duties.She also spent a short time on Alcatraz working as a ranger. She then worked for the US Forest Service in their Regional Information and Personnel Offices.
Regarded as a talented accountant in the San Francisco Bay Area, Mr. Lapidos brings years of expertise advising non-profits on financial matters. He currently serves as Treasurer for the San Francisco Maritime National Park Association Board of Trustees, and Treasure for The Potomac Association who operates the only fully operational US Presidential Yacht.
Dave MacGregor, M.D.
David MacGregor joined the board of Call of the Sea in 2005. He has a keen interest in sailing, nautical history and youth education. He is an avid sailor and boater with a passion for sailboat racing and wooden boats. David is also a board member of a non-profit school in San Francisco focusing on early childhood education. He is interested in and active in Development/Advancement for both these organizations. David is a Bay Area native and attended UC Berkeley and then Tulane University School of Medicine. He is a Dermatologist in San Francisco with a solo private practice. Professionally, he particularly enjoys teaching young physicians through volunteer positions with UCSF and California Pacific Medical Center.
Alice Collier Cochran, M.Ed.
Alice Cochran has served as a consultant to facilitate interactive planning meetings of organizations since the mid 1980’s and is the author of Roberta’s Rules of Order and related workbooks. She conducts governance workshops for nonprofit Boards and staff members to align their roles and focus on the future. She is a past national Board member of Tall Ships America and currently serves on the Advisory Council. She is the past president of the nonprofit Golden Gate Tall Ships Society which dissolved to combine its membership and treasury with Call of the Sea. Alice earned her undergraduate degree from Longwood University in Virginia and her Masters in Education from Virginia Commonwealth University but is a life-long learner. For ten years she was the Director of Student Leadership Development at the Institute for Leadership Studies in the school of business of Dominican University of California. She is currently an adjunct faculty member. She and her life-partner Dave Hirzel own a small gaff-rigged catboat. They both serve on the Board of Sailing Education Adventures (SEA), a community sailing nonprofit based at Loch Lomond Marina in San Rafael.