Adrian McCullough started his sailing career at age 15 on a French training ship following the footsteps of Christopher Columbus and unearthing the mystery of the feathered serpent Quetzalcoatl throughout the Caribbean and Latin America. He then finished a university degree in Environmental Studies and Geography before heading back out to sea. Over the last 30 years Adrian studied traditional wooden boat building at a small school on a remote British Columbian island and has continued his maritime service aboard traditional ships and schooners. A partial list includes SV Schooner Adventuress, SV Irving Johnson, SV Exy Johnson, SV Bill of Rights, SV Lady Washington, and SV Hawaiian Chieftain. The mission of these vessels is youth education and sail training. While working on those vessels, Adrian has honed his teaching and sail training skills in a variety of programs and environments. He has also been involved in several conservation initiatives. Adrian’s most recent work experience was with the National Park Service onboard the National Historic Landmark SV Alma (1891) as a Captain for the 2018 sailing season. Prior to this, he worked on SV Freda B for eight seasons, serving as a master for the last three. Adrian brings extensive local knowledge and the proven ability to successfully navigate through challenging and ever changing conditions of San Francisco Bay and west coast with professional crews and volunteers while carrying passengers and students. In early 2018, Adrian began as a rigger and adviser on Matthew Turner and is now currently the Captain.