Biographies

 

Clint Valentine: 18:  Clint is a graduate of Mansfield High School (MA) and has recently earned the rank of Eagle Scout as a member of BSA Mansfield Troop 51. His interests and endeavors have grown considerably over the last few years. He's participated in many musical ensembles, most noteably the Mansfield Percussion Ensemble which has taken the Gold Medal in the WGI World Competitions in Dayton Ohio in 2007 & 2008 and finishing with the Silver Medal in 2009.

Clint spends a good portion of his free time biking around his home town. Clint very much enjoys the outdoors having worked this past summer as a crew member aboard the windjammer Nathaniel Bowditch in Rockland ME. Clint had also spent the previous two summers as a camp councilor at BSA Camp Squanto in Plymouth MA, working the waterfront as a life guard as well as a swimming and boating instructor.

 

 

Jovanna Hart: 24  Jovanna is a recent college graduate, most recently turned tall ship sailor. She earned her degree in Integrated Marketing Communications from Ithaca College and was a member of the collegiate swim team. She is currently completing a season on the Schooner Nathaniel Bowditch.  Jovanna is very excited about the learning and adventure this opportunity presents.  She can't wait for the road ahead.

 

 

Paul Dorr: 48    Paul W. Dorr, Has been sailing and traveling most of his adult life. After a tour of duty in the Coast Guard he followed a family tradition and found a job on one of the schooners of the Maine windjammer fleet. He spent ten summers as deckhand and Mate, sailing the beautiful waters if Penobscot bay and the surrounding bays and winters were spent traveling with journeys to Mexico, Central America and a South America. After returning from a four and a half month backpacking trip in Patagonia he returned to Maine and the windjammers but took the position as cook and has been working in the galley for the past fourteen seasons. His first bicycle trip was in the winter of 96, from New Mexico to Florida and though it was a total disaster, due in part to a lack of planning a no understanding of what a trip like that entails, he was hooked on long distance bicycle trips. With over seven thousand miles logged in the past four years he is still very much excited about any new trip.