The Apprenticeshop Staff

The perfect team: years of experience on the water, boatbuilding, sailing and experiential education

 Kevin Carney, Shop Director

Kevin Carney, Shop Director

Kevin grew up in a large Foreign Service family, living in Europe and South America before returning to the United States, where he studied design at Virginia Tech. While in college, he spent summer weekends racing log canoes on the Chesapeake Bay and remembers reading about a boatbuilding school in Maine called The Apprenticeshop in an early issue of WoodenBoat Magazine. After graduating, he sold his rebuilt Austin Healey 3000 to raise the funds to travel to Maine to do an internship at the Shop, back when it was in Bath. Taken by the experiential teaching style, the craftsmanship, and the sense of community at the Shop, Kevin remained in Bath for the next year and a half as an apprentice. Upon leaving the Shop he returned to the Chesapeake to oyster on a sailing skipjack, and returned to Maine to spend the next ten years working as a professional boat builder in the Boothbay area. In 1989 he returned to the Shop as an instructor. Since then he has seen more than 200 boats launched and countless apprentices, intensives, and volunteers come through the Shop. Kevin and his wife Trish live on a small farm in rural Jefferson, Maine.
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 Terry moore, seamanship director

Terry Moore, Operations Manager/Seamanship Director

Terry grew up in Virginia at the mouth of the Chesapeake, spending his formative years aboard boats exploring the tidewaters of Virginia. He became an avid sailor during his junior year in college when he participated in a semester at sea aboard a faro-cement brigantine square-rigger. It was that opportunity to study seamanship with Long Island University’s SEAmester that galvanized his career path. After graduating from William and Mary with a degree in Chemistry, Terry served 2 years in the Peace Corps as a marine fisheries volunteer, stationed on a coral atoll in Micronesia. To this day it remains the most powerful, formative, long-term experience of his life. After the Peace Corps he returned to the states, obtained his USGC (100TNC) captain’s license, and went on to work with the Chesapeake Bay Foundation, the Hurricane Island Outward Bound School, the WoodenBoat School, and to run the Eagle Island mail boat on Penobscot Bay for many years while raising his family. If there is one thread that runs throughout Terry’s career, it is his love of boats, the ocean, adventure, teaching, and boat-based education for youth and adults. Terry oversees and manages the day to day operations at the Apprenticeshop.  He leads expeditions for apprentices and he is instructing the Fisherman’s Academy group during the school year. Terry and his family live in Camden, Maine. 

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 Tori Willauer, Sailing director

Tori Willauer, Sailing Director

Tori has a strong sailing background in cruising, yacht racing, and dinghy racing. Recently, she and her family sailed almost 4,000 nautical miles from Maine to the Caribbean. Tori grew up racing out of Norton Yacht Club in Connecticut and did the 420 racing circuit throughout New England. Tori started out as a junior instructor and worked her way to head instructor, all with US Sailing certification. Her experience with designing and teaching junior sailing programs and as a USGC (100TNC) licensed Watch Officer for HIOBS, TIOBEC and NOLS in Baja brings a wealth of perspective to her role. Tori continues to build and enhance partnerships with area schools through sailing, seamanship, and boatbuilding curricula. In addition, she works for Ridgeline Consulting Inc. facilitating high level team building for corporate groups using initiatives, low and high ropes courses. She designs and runs custom corporate programs on and off the water; even an 'office' regatta. She lives in Owls Head with her husband, their three children and dog, Zephyr.
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 Dale Young, waterfront director

Dale Young, Waterfront Director

Dale was born and raised in the wonderful state of Maine, spending most of his life on and around Penobscot River and Bay. When he was in his twenties he worked and sailed with Maine Maritime Academy, sailing from Brazil to Leningrad, Russia as ship’s keeper aboard USTV State of Maine. A self-employed stone mason, Dale is an avid sailor and mariner, cruising most of the New England coast and gunkholing some of his favorite Penobscot Bay spots. He has been a longtime admirer of the Apprenticeshop and enjoys serving the boating community of Lermond Cove and Rockland Harbor.
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The Apprenticeshop   Board of Directors


Isabella Feracci, Chair
Tom Moore, Co-Chair
Paul Coster, Treasurer
Joe Steinberger, Secretary
Evelyn Ansel
Frank Blair
Jim Cuthbertson
Judd Fischer
Tatiana Fischer
Jan Leth
Molly Mulhern


 Ruth W. Parker
John Rosenblum
Ralph D. Siewers, M.D.
C.P. Williamson, Jr.  

Founded by Lance Lee in 1972