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 midcoast 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.


Robert spent his career devoted to the development of quantification of economic and social variables in development—“social indicators”—starting from his work for his master’s degree at Princeton’s Woodrow Wilson School, through a short stint at the then US Department of Health, Education and Welfare planning office, then at the budding social indicators program of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development in Paris, and then 30 years at the Statistic Division of the United Nations Secretariat. A significant output of this work was the United Nations Millennium Development Goals indicator project, developed to monitor quantitatively implementation of the goals, which concluded in 2015, and was followed up with the development of the new Sustainable Development Goals. Robert enjoyed plenty of off-time sailing, starting with his first sailboat on the Hudson River in 1976. Maine and wooden boats became a part of his adventures starting with his first sail to Maine in 1981, where he was captivated by an exhibit of beautifully built (as they always are) small wooden boats on the Wayfarer docks and later by the launch of the 102’ masterpiece Whitefin. Robert retired from the UN in 2005 but has continued to advise the organization on measures of social and economic change, his most recent project being a report on the impact on people of climate change. He established a permanent foothold in Maine on his retirement with the purchase of a house in Rockland, not far from the town dock on one side and the old Snow shipyard on the other. With his partner Robert LeMoine, he divides his time between Rockland, ME, and Long Island City, NY.

Robert Johnston

Secretary


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.


Scott Gazelle

Scott Gazelle is Professor of Radiology at Harvard Medical School and co-Founder of Greybird Ventures, which invests in precision diagnostic technologies for healthcare. Scott holds a B.A. in Philosophy and Art from Dartmouth College, an M.D. from Case Western Reserve University, and an M.P.H. and Ph.D. in Health Policy from Harvard. Scott has been a life-long sailor and woodworker who has sailed and raced throughout the world, worked as a boat builder, run a junior sailing program and coached youth and collegiate sailing. Over the past several years he has spent as much time as possible cruising his 1952 wooden yawl PALAWAN along the coast of Maine and Canada and racing in classic yacht regattas. He currently divides his time between Boston and Rockport, but considers Rockport home.