Peter, an engineer by profession, was born and educated in England but has worked in the US since 1979. He is an experienced ocean sailor and merchant marine captain with an avid interest in the outdoor life around the Puget Sound.
Currently as a full-time crew member of F/V Commencement he strives to help others enjoy the maritime related experiences offered by Coastal Heritage Alliance.
Mike V. began his maritime career in1966 as a commercial salmon fisherman, then as a wooden boat builder, and eventually as a promoter of commercial fishing family cultural heritage on both coast of North America.
He is the Founder of the Coastal Heritage Alliance and remains active in the organization’s public benefit activities. His love of the sea and historic wooden fishing vessels is lived out through CHA’s classic educational vessel F/V Commencement.