Brigantine Matthew Turner

Capt. Adrian McCullough

Adrian McCullough started his sailing career at age 15 on a French training ship sailing throughout the Caribbean and Latin America. He has a university degree in Environmental Studies and Geography. 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, including SV Schooner Adventuress, SV Irving Johnson, SV Exy Johnson, SV Bill of Rights, SV Lady Washington, and SV Hawaiian Chieftain.  Adrian also worked with the National Park Service onboard the National Historic Landmark SV Alma (1891) as a Captain. He also worked on SV Freda B for eight seasons, serving as a master for the last three.  In early 2018, Adrian began as a rigger and adviser on Matthew Turner and is now currently the Captain.  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.

Relief Captain Rebecca Johnson

Rebecca got started on tall ships as a volunteer on the Barque Elissa while going to college at Texas Maritime Academy.  After graduating she spent three years sailing on the schooner Mary Day out of Camden, Maine.  For the past several years she has been sailing around the north Atlantic and south Pacific on the brigantines Corwith Cramer and Robert C Seamans teaching students how to sail the vessels, and conducting scientific research.  Rebecca is excited about the opportunity to sail on a new vessel.

Second Mate Raffi Altman-Allen

Raffi grew up sailing little boats on SF Bay and started sailing tall ships as a student onboard the Robert C. Seamans, doing oceanographic research between New Zealand and Tahiti. They recently graduated from Roger Williams University with a degree in Marine Biology and Chinese. Raffi joined Matthew Turner as a volunteer in the fall of 2020 and has since then worked onboard as a deckhand-educator, education coordinator, and second mate. They are passionate both about teaching sailing and environmental education and are excited for another great season with Call of the Sea, where they will continue to build community and share their enthusiasm for the water and weird fish facts with a captive audience.

Deckhand Educator Sam Johnson

Sam Johnson started sailing at age 18 out of the Los Angeles Yacht Club and Buccaneer Yacht Club. With them he crewed for a number of different sailing vessels in many races, such as the SoCal 300, Newport to Ensenada, and the Transpac 2019. From there he found himself working on the brigantine Irving Johnson where he found his love of tall ships. After his time on Irving he then spent 2020-2021 on the east coast working on a number of other tall ships such as the Schooner Alliance, and the Lynx. Sam is looking to use his knowledge of sailing and ship handling to bolster his career in the maritime industry, and to one day be a captain himself!

Deckhand Educator Sarah Patulak

Sarah “Spatch” Patulak graduated in 2020 from The University of Connecticut Avery Point with a degree in Maritime Studies. Her love for sailing and the maritime world was solidified after sailing for the first time there. She pursued study abroad experiences to explore the maritime world that she called home in New England and around the world. She attended semesters with both the Williams Mystic Maritime Studies Program and Sea Education Association. Her experience in undergrad inspired her passion of understanding and exploring the human experience and connection to the ocean and watery parts of the world throughout history and contemporary times. It is through sail training and environmental education that she is currently pursuing this goal. Sarah has worked for SEA as a Deckhand/Sailing Intern since 2019, and is looking forward to sharing her knowledge of the Maritime world with others and continuing her passion of sailing with Call of the Sea.

Deckhand Educator Amy Green

Amy is an avid sailor and ocean lover. Originally from Minneapolis, Amy grew up sailing and teaching sailing on the lakes of the Twin Cities. She graduated from Boston University in 2019 with a degree in marine science, where she was first introduced to tall ship sailing with Sea Education Association aboard the Robert C. Seamans. She loves to learn about the tiny critters of the ocean and is excited to join the crew at Call of the Sea and share with others her passion for environmental education and conservation.

Deckhand Educator Annika Vaughan

Annika “Nick” Vaughan began her sailing career in the San Francisco Bay, learning to sail and race in the local J-105 fleet. Nick has been working with Call of the Sea for two seasons on both Matthew Turner and Seaward, and is a student at St Andrew’s University, Scotland. They take their sailing, teaching, and silliness very seriously. More than anything, she hopes to bring positivity and enthusiasm to her crew mates and all she sails with! When not on the water, you can usually find Nick skiing, writing, or daydreaming about knights and dragons.