Our Team

Staff Team

Joshua Berger

Joshua Berger

Founder & President/CEO

Veasna Hoy

Veasna Hoy

Program Director - Youth Maritime Collaborative

Angel Menchaca

Angel Menchaca

Operations Manager

Caitlin O'Morchoe

Caitlin O'Morchoe

Graduate Fellow - Quiet Sound

Jennifer States

Jennifer States

VP of Projects & Strategy

Josh Carter

Josh Carter

Program Director - Blue Ventures / Innovation Accelerator

Robert Brown III

Robert Brown III

YMC Program Coordinator

Rachel Aronson

Rachel Aronson

Program Director - Quiet Sound

Devon Emily Thorsell

Devon Emily Thorsell

Director of Operations

Karina Martija-Harris

Karina Martija-Harris

Community and Events Coordinator

Washington Maritime Blue is committed to the development of maritime business, technology, and practices that promote a sustainable future contributing to economic growth, climate action, and thriving communities.

Board of Directors

Joshua Berger

Joshua Berger

President/CEO (non-voting)

WA Maritime Blue

Simon Geerlofs

Simon Geerlofs

Chair

Pacific Northwest National Lab
Eleanor Kirtley

Eleanor Kirtley

Co-Vice Chair

Green Marine
Lauren Offenbecher

Lauren Offenbecher

Co-Vice Chair

SSA Marine
Deloit Wolfe

Deloit Wolfe

Treasurer

Impact Washington 
W Joe Allen

W Joe Allen

Jamestown S’Klallam Tribe EDA
Chris Green

Chris Green

WA Department of Commerce
Vesa Koivumaa

Vesa Koivumaa

Wärtsila
Bob Miyamoto

Bob Miyamoto

University of WA – APL
Comm. Fred Felleman

Comm. Fred Felleman

ex-officio

Port of Seattle
Ann Avary

Ann Avary

NW Center of Excellence for Marine Manufacturing & Tech
Jason Jordan

Jason Jordan

NW Seaport Alliance
b.g. Nabors-Glass

b.g. Nabors-Glass

Seattle Goodwill
Andy Stewart

Andy Stewart

Sen. Liz Lovelett

Sen. Liz Lovelett

ex-officio

WA State Legislature

THANK YOU

For volunteering your leadership and passion for a sustainable and equitable Blue Economy.
Cosmo King

Cosmo King

ioCurrents
Dennis McLerran

Dennis McLerran

Puget Sound Partnership Leadership Council
Patty Rubstello

Patty Rubstello

WA State Ferries