Our Team

Staff Team

Joshua Berger

Joshua Berger

Founder & President/CEO

Veasna Hoy

Veasna Hoy

Program Director - Equity Engagement

Cassidy Fisher

Cassidy Fisher

Project Manager, JIPs

Karina Martija-Harris

Karina Martija-Harris

Program Manager, Tacoma Maritime Innovation Incubator

Jennifer States

Jennifer States

VP of Projects & Strategy

Josh Carter

Josh Carter

Director - Blue Ventures

Angel Menchaca

Angel Menchaca

Operations Manager

Caitlin O'Morchoe

Caitlin O'Morchoe

Program Manager, Quiet Sound

Devon Emily Thorsell

Devon Emily Thorsell

VP of Operations

Rachel Aronson

Rachel Aronson

Program Director - Quiet Sound

Robert Brown III

Robert Brown III

Program Manager

LeAsia Johnson

LeAsia Johnson

Youth Programs Manager

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 

Jason Jordan

Jason Jordan

Secretary

NW Seaport Alliance

W Joe Allen

W Joe Allen

Jamestown S’Klallam Tribe EDA

Chris Green

Chris Green

WA Department of Commerce

Vesa Koivumaa

Vesa Koivumaa

Wärtsila

b.g. Nabors-Glass

b.g. Nabors-Glass

Seattle Goodwill

Andy Stewart

Andy Stewart

Cruise

Ann Avary

Ann Avary

Center of Excellence for Marine Manufacturing

Stephanie Jones-Stebbins

Stephanie Jones-Stebbins

Port of Seattle

Dennis McLerran

Dennis McLerran

Puget Sound Partnership Leadership Council

Patty Rubstello

Patty Rubstello

WA State Ferries

Comm. Fred Felleman

Comm. Fred Felleman

ex-officio

Port of Seattle

THANK YOU

For volunteering your leadership and passion for a sustainable and equitable Blue Economy.
Pat Beard

Pat Beard

City of Tacoma

Cosmo King

Cosmo King

ioCurrents

Bob Miyamoto

Bob Miyamoto

University of WA – APL

Chris Rye

Chris Rye

TOTE Maritime

Sen. Liz Lovelett

Sen. Liz Lovelett

ex-officio

WA State Legislature