Otto Loggers,Executive Director
Nathaniel Howe, Nautical Archeologist and Vessel Manager
Wayne Palsson, Music Director
Board of Directors
Shannon Fitzgerald, President, is the Manager of the Coordinated Seabird Studies Group at the Alaska Fisheries Science Center of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), where he has been a biologist and scientist for 23 years. He has a Master of Science degree in Wildlife Ecology from the University of Wisconsin and B.S. degree in Wildlife Biology from the University of Minnesota.
Jim Flies, Vice-President, is the Quality Systems Manager for Harley Marine Services, Inc. Previously, he served as the Academic Dean and the Dean of Students at Seattle Preparatory School, where he taught for twenty years. He has a Master of Education degree and a Principal Certificate from Seattle University and a B.A. degree in History from the University of Montana.
Andrew Bennett is an Associate and Project Manager for KPFF Consulting Engineers. He currently manages waterfront planning, design and construction projects for public sector clients across the county. He is the immediate past-President of the Seattle Propeller Club. He has a Master’s degree in Coastal Management from the University of Washington and a Naval Architecture degree from MIT.
Colleen Browne retired in 2009 from the Seattle Department of Parks and Recreation, where she was the Pro Parks Levy/Major Maintenance Manager. As a Capital Projects Manager at Seattle Parks, she was the lead on the Historic Ships Wharf, Lake Union Park, Luna Park, and the multi-million dollar Seattle Aquarium makeover project completed in 2007. She has a B.A. degree from the University of Washington.
Patricia Hartle retired in 1989 as an administrator of the American President Lines, Ltd., a global container transportation company. She serves as secretary and treasurer for two Seattle-based maritime heritage organizations, Pacific Northwest Maritime Heritage Council and Northwest Seaport.
Barbara Klee is a designer and craftsperson, working with precious metals, jewelry, textile,s and interiors. She was raised in Seattle and Copenhagen. She has a B.A. degree in Art History from the University of Washington.
Joseph Shickich is Principal at Riddell Williams law firm and Chair of the Bankruptcy and Creditors’ Rights group. He received his J.D. from New York University and was named as one of Seattle’s “Top Business Lawyers” by Seattle Business Monthly magazine. He is Immediate Past President of the Board of Directors of Northwest Seaport and was a member of the Seattle King County Maritime Heritage Task Force.
Robert Sittig studied Mechanical Engineering at UCLA. He retired from a career in industrial equipment design after serving as president of Star Machinery Company, national sales manager of the DeVilbiss and president of Iwata America, the US division of a major Japanese manufacturer. He was executive director of the Maritime Heritage Foundation in Seattle from 2000 to 2003 and has served on the board of Northwest Seaport since 1992.
Brian Johnson, Ocean Bay Marine
Adrian Lipp, Old Tacoma Marine, leads operation, maintenance and repair of the tug’s Washington Iron Works diesel engine, her machinery and systems. Adrian supervises of NWS assistant engineers and engineroom volunteers during workparties. He also leads Engineeer for a Day school programs and Diesel Engine Theory Class.