Molly Mulhern

Chair

Molly Mulhern brings to the board thirty years corporate experience gained while working for a NYC nautical book publisher. Molly currently consults in this capacity for Bloomsbury/Adlard Coles. A graduate of Smith College, Molly also has a Masters degree in American Studies. Molly has served on several non-profit boards, including New Hope for Women and Camden’s Parks and Recreation Committee overseeing the revitalization of the Camden Snow Bowl. Molly writes frequently on maritime matters for Points East,Windcheck, and other publications. Molly has worked as a mentor in a local restorative justice program and is currently assisting the town of Camden with its move to ban single-use plastics. Molly lives in Camden, Maine, where she and her partner Jim sail and race their J34C Astraea.


James H. Cuthbertson

Vice Chair

Jim Cuthbertson lives in Thomaston, Maine, with his wife, Kathy. He graduated from Ohio Wesleyan University and received an MFA from Rutgers University. He is retired after many years owning and operating a graphic design company specializing in technical illustration for multiple Boston publishers. Jim became involved with the Apprenticeshop in 1998 when his daughter, Emily, was a member of the Atlantic Challenge Team for Seamanship competing in Denmark. She later became one of the first instructors for the Apprenticeshop sailing program, then known as Rockland Community Sailing, and Jim has been a volunteer and supporter ever since, joining the Apprenticeshop Board in 2006. Jim enjoys sailing, racing, and technical theater for local community productions. He has served for many years on the Thomaston Harbor Committee and as a Trustee for Watts Hall.


Paul Coster

Treasurer

Paul Coster is J.P.Morgan’s Equity Research Senior Analyst responsible for coverage of Alternative Energy, I.T. Hardware, and Applied & Emerging Technologies. He is a ranked Institutional Investor analyst. Previously Paul was Chief Technology Officer for J.P.Morgan in Asia Pacific, building trading and communications infrastructure across the region and initiating software development in India. Paul holds a B.A. (Joint Hons) in Philosophy and Politics from Durham University, U.K., and an MBA from Edinburgh Business School, Heriot Watt University, U.K. He also is a Chartered Financial Analyst and member of the N.Y. Society of Security Analysts. Paul is an investor in several entities in the mid-coast Maine region, and specifically in the Rockland SteelHouse, recognized as one of the world’s leading Community Creative Spaces (CCS) by the World Bank. Paul was once a member of a punk rock band and knows nothing about wooden boats, except that they leak.


Joe Steinberger

Secretary

Son of a physicist and an artist, Joe was born in Boston and grew up in Chicago, Berkley, Princeton, Manhattan, Rome, and Hastings-on-Hudson, NY. He graduated from Columbia College, studied at NY Theological Seminary, and received his JD degree from Columbia Law School. Joe has practiced law in Maine since 1972 and lives just 400 yards from the Apprenticeshop in a house he built with his own hands 35 years ago. Sailing his own boats since he was 13, Joe has cruised from Cape Breton to the Antilles, and now keeps his sloop Teal on a mooring just off the shop. Joe is a founder of Rockland’s Penobscot School and Rockland’s community radio station WRFR. He has served on the Rockland City Council and as chairman of the Parks Commission. He is a friend and admirer of Apprenticeshop founder Lance Lee and is an enthusiastic supporter of hands-on education. Joe’s wife Keiko is the owner of Suzuki’s Sushi Bar on Maine Street. Their son Takuma, 10, sails in the Apprenticeshop youth sailing program.


Evelyn Ansel

Evelyn is a museum professional specializing in preservation, digitization, and collections accessibility, with a focus on maritime history and design. Previous projects include a Royce Fellowship experimenting with photogrammetry to document traditional working watercraft in Venice, Italy, a year and a half working on the most recent restoration of the Charles W. Morganat the H.B. DuPont Shipyard at the Mystic Seaport Museum, and a Fulbright Fellowship to the Vasa Museum in Stockholm, Sweden. She is currently the Curatorial Associate at the Herreshoff Marine Museum of Bristol, Rhode Island, and is also managing the Haffenreffer-Herreshoff digitization project at the MIT Museum of Cambridge, Masachusetts. Evelyn has a BA from Brown University with a double major in visual arts/history of art and architecture.


Frank Blair

Frank Blair served in the U.S. Navy for five years as a fighter pilot flying single-seat fighters off of carriers in the Mediterranean and the Western Pacific, receiving five Air Medals for low-level reconnaissance over North Vietnam. Flying skills honed sailing skills: radio, navigation, meteorology and appreciation for Bernoulli's Principle. His love of sailing began in childhood and he worked Hurricane Island Outward Bound School for 20 years teaching seamanship. The U.S. Coast Guard licensed him as a Master for Sail and Power. He became a Shellback en route to Australia from Vietnam and has served as a stand-in for Neptune twice since. Frank is the author of The Schooner Maggie B: A Southern Ocean Circumnavigation. He lives in Maine and on his new schooner, Farfarer.


Jan Ulrik Leth

Jan Leth lives in Spruce Head with his partner Ariel Hall and their daughter. Prior to relocating full time to Maine Jan was a Vice Chairman and the Global Creative Director for digital for Ogilvy & Mather. Jan still does special assignments for Ogilvy, along with running a design store in Rockland with Ariel.  Jan’s interest in boats and the sea probably dates to his childhood, and many passages across the Atlantic on the tail end of the ocean liner era. (Yes, he's that old!) That led to doing open ocean yacht deliveries, and some time living on and sailing the wooden 33-ft Colin Archer his brother Peter built in Denmark.


Tanya Fischer


Corey Belcher

Corey Belcher lives in Rockport, ME with her husband, Paul, and their two children. She attended the University of Maine at Farmington where she played rugby and basketball. She majored in geography and anthropology with a minor in geology. She currently works as a branch manager for Bangor Savings Bank in Rockland, ME. Corey is also on the board for the Maine Women’s Network and Kiwanis. She grew up on a farm in southern Maine. She loves to travel, read, play sports and she loves animals. Her two children have attended the Apprenticeshop sailing camp for two years now.