Bay People

May 15, 2023
Captain Sarah Lawrence is passionate about boating safety.
April 24, 2023
David Sikorski, executive director of the Coastal Conservation Association (CCA) Maryland, is not just an angler but a true outdoorsman.
October 30, 2022
After nearly 30 years at the helm of MathewsBros, builders of boats in the true Chesapeake tradition, Pete Mathews knows
August 29, 2022
Lia Mattox, executive director of the Marine Trades Association of Maryland (MTAM), has been around th
August 1, 2022
In his role as president and CEO of The Chesapeake Conservancy, Joel Dunn works tirelessly to promote and champion efforts that conserve the watershed’s natural land areas, restore the health of th
July 5, 2022
Bay-based photographer Mark Hergan enjoys capturing life on the Chesapeake Bay, especially large ships near the Port of
May 31, 2022
Chesapeake angler Lyndsie Smyser has a passion for the outdoors, the environment, and angling.
April 26, 2022
Chesapeake Bay native Elle Bassett shares how she became a riverkeeper and what she loves about her job.
April 5, 2022
Eric Packard signs his emails “Artist (I also like to fish).” By all accounts this fishing machine, for whom art is a method of expression, is living the dream.
April 12, 2021
Jeff Foulk felt so deeply about the boating life that he created the Argo navigation app to make boating on the Bay eve
March 3, 2021
Susan Zellers is the executive director for the Marine Trades Association of Maryland (MTAM) and was recently appointed to the Tidal and Coastal Recr
March 25, 2020
Carlton Phillips is the owner of Prince William Marina, located on the Occoquan River in Woodbridge, VA.
September 5, 2019
Jim Maier is the founder and CEO of BOE Marine. PropTalk recently caught up with Maier to chat about boating and how his business was started.
April 22, 2019
Josh White is a yacht specialist and co-founder of Chesapeake Yacht Center.
February 8, 2019
In 2014, Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe asked Molly Joseph Ward to take the job of Secretary of Natural Resources.
November 28, 2017
Jane Wilson McWilliams has been boating on the Chesapeake since she was a child, but she’s best known here as a historian, not a mariner.
January 11, 2017
For the last 26 years, Bob Kopel worked as the groundskeeper on St. Clement’s Island in Coltons Point, MD. He is now 85 years old and only recently retired.
October 6, 2015
From his office in Eastport, commercial shipbroker Brian Houst interacts with maritime professionals around the world.