volunteer spotlight

An Interview With Volunteer Gordon Worley

March 4th, 2024|

Where do you come from, and were you involved with boats there? I spent a 40+ year career as an emergency department nurse, helicopter flight nurse, emergency nurse practitioner, and educator. I retired in 2022 from the UC Davis Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing where I was an Assistant Clinical Professor in the Nurse Practitioner

Mike Wing, Marin Volunteer of the Year

January 18th, 2024|

Call of the Sea volunteer Mike Wing named Center for Volunteer Non Profit Leadership's annual Heart of Marin Volunteer of the Year! Mike Wing has been an active volunteer at Call of the Sea since April 2021.  He is an author, scientist, and full-time science classroom high school teacher.  He holds a PhD,

Interview with Volunteer Gwen Holst

September 26th, 2023|

Where do you come from, and were you involved with boats there? I am a Bay Area native who returned in 2021 after 9 years in Los Angeles.  Growing up here, my first tall ship was Balclutha, on which I was the Rigger's Mate during my Age of Sail overnight in 7th grade, but

An Interview with Alan Olson

January 18th, 2023|

Alan Olson on Building Tall Ships An Interview by Mo Roddy for Latitude 38's Good Jibes Podcast Alan is the founder of Call of the Sea, and was the Project Director for building brigantine Matthew Turner, logging countless volunteer hours. He built his first boat at age 22, has over 60 years of

Volunteer Profile, Chad Brubaker

September 14th, 2022|

Chad is one of our regular, weekly sailing volunteers, devoting weekends and many midweek days to sailing alongside the full time live aboard crew.  Chad has developed skills in tall ship crewing and teaching our Educational stations to students of all ages.  Thank you Chad! Where do you come from, and were you

Volunteer Profile Aaron Altabet

March 24th, 2022|

Aaron grew up in Walnut Creek, but didn't get the chance to sail until he was an adult. He went to college at the University of Puget Sound, a liberal arts school near Seattle, where he rowed on the crew team and led canoe trips for the university's outdoor orientation program. After college, he

Volunteer Carpentry Team

June 3rd, 2021|

Brian Swing was born and raised in Los Gatos. He was not involved with boats before discovering Matthew Turner, but he has been an amateur wood worker for a long time. One day in 2015, the year he retired, he came to see the Bay Model with his daughter

Volunteer Charlie Walther

January 5th, 2021|

Charlie grew up where there were no boats, in Redding, CA, on a ranch.  Attending both Cal Poly and Cal Maritime, he proceeded to work as an engineer on boats, as an administrator, and as a Director of Engineering for various fleets before starting his own company 30 years ago where he has done

Volunteer Team Profile

December 28th, 2020|

Tom Bissey, from Decatur, IL, grew up with a lake nearby and his family always had power boats. He was active in Sea Scouts as a teenager and and involved with the local Yacht Club, crewing on Lightnings, Thistles & Snipes. In 1975 he moved to CA. Tom first learned about the tall ship

Chris Gallagher-Volunteer Spotlight

August 29th, 2020|

Chris Gallagher, Call of the Sea Volunteer & Board Member From Maryland via Maine to CA, Chris journeyed to find her career, receiving her B.A. in Environmental Education in 1983 from Dominican University of CA. Then she went to work at the National Park Service at Golden Gate National Recreation Area (GGNRA) in the