Staff

The small but mighty staff is made up of permanent and seasonal positions (from March through November). All seasonal positions are professional crew on the A.J. Meerwald. The United States Coast Guard requires licenses and staffing levels that call for licensed mariners for seven day per week operations. BCB requires its shipboard officers (Captain, Relief Captain, and 1st Mate) to be licensed by the United States Coast Guard. Deck positions require a degree in a relevant field and teaching experience.

BCB staff members are chosen for their education, depth of experience, broad base of skills and their passion for and commitment to the region’s history, culture and environment. The team works together to implement Bayshore Center’s strategic vision. Each staff person carries out his or her respective responsibilities in the context of the organization’s inclusive style. Most major staff functions have either an ad hoc group of local “experts” and/or interested volunteers to draw on for support or a formal committee that assists in accomplishing the tasks.

Founding Director: Meghan Wren  Ext 106

founder@bayshorecenter.org
• External Affairs (partnerships/marketing/PR)
• Development/Grants
• Facilities/Capital Projects

Captain & Director of Marine Operations: Jesse Briggs  Ext 101

captain@bayshorecenter.org
• Captain of the A.J. Meerwald
• Responsible for vessel maintenance
• Helps maintain the wharves and buildings
• Keeps boat informed of sailing and port information
• Locates and researches possible new ports, ensures they meet our needs
• Supervises volunteers with dock and shipboard maintenance
• Responsible for the drug testing program
• De facto leader of the “Mud People”
• Other duties as directed by the Executive Director

Director of Development & Marketing: Jamie Warner  Ext 102

giving@bayshorecenter.org

• Corporate Sponsorships
• Event Planning
• Fundraising
• Memberships
• Grants

Outreach Coordinator: Chase Jackson  Ext 108

outreach@bayshorecenter.org
• Publicity
• Outreach Coordinator

Shipboard Program Coordinator: Allison Place  Ext 107

education@bayshorecenter.org
• Shipboard Education Coordinator
• Ship scheduler

Delaware Bay Museum & Folklife Center Curator:

Rachel Rodgers Dolhanczyk  Ext 109

museum@bayshorecenter.org
• Oversees all aspects of the museum, library, archives and oral history project

Bayshore Gallery: Susan Zipper

gallery@bayshorecenter.org

Oyster Cracker Cafe Manager: Sheri Gatier  Ext 104

cafe@bayshorecenter.org 

Facilities Technician: Luke Litchendorf  Ext 105

facilities@bayshorecenter.org

Bookkeeper: Diane Stephenson  Ext 103

bookkeeping@bayshorecenter.org
• Payroll, Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable, Financials

Interim Executive Director:  Brian Keenan 
director@bayshorecenter.org
• Responsible to carry out BCB mission
• Recruitment and Management of staff & volunteers
• Strategic and operational planning
• General Operations (systems/data/environmental policies/regulatory compliance)
• Financial management and accounting
• External Affairs (partnerships/marketing/PR)
• Program Services (Shipboard/Shorebased/Community)
• Board Relations
• Development/Grants
• Facilities/Capital Projects
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