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Michael Voderberg (Class of 2014) is working on 12-meter motor sailor Fiona and at Farrand Orchards, New Zealand!

Michael Voderberg (Class of 2014) was hired by Farrand Orchards in New Zealand and is also working on an exciting boat project there, Fiona. Here is a note from Mike: “So as far as my employment goes I was hired as an independent contractor by Farrand Orchards. It is a commercial kiwifruit farm in KeriKeri New Zealand. As well…

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Penelope Partridge (Class of 2014) hired at Zyl Vardos in Olympia, Washington

Penelope Partridge has been hired at Zyl Vardos in Olympia, Washington to work on building tiny houses!  Penelope was an enthusiastic student in the Traditional Large Craft program at the Northwest School of Wooden Boatbuilding. She worked extensively on the Hanson designed Forest Service Scalers boat while at the Boat School. We are pleased to hear that Zyl Vardos…

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Austin Bewley (Class of 2013) joins Hull Historical as Lead Designer in Fort Worth, Texas

Austin Bewley Lead Designer at Hull Historical Fort Worth, Texas Architecture & Planning Previous Woodlands Design Group, Innovative Architects & Associates Education Northwest School of Wooden Boat Building “Known for award-winning design of exceptional architectural interiors nationwide, Hull Historical provides expertise in residential and historic preservation. It is a company that is passionate about classical design and the level…

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Mussa Ulenga (Class of 2014) joins Custom Wood Interiors in Seattle, WA

Mussa Ulenga graduated with the Class of 2014 from the Traditional Large Craft program. Mussa was instrumental in the building of the Chamberlin-36 that year. He worked on the transom of the Chamberlin-36, which was quite the undertaking. Mussa was a hardworking student who always stayed with a task until it was completed. He has a background in business…

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Chris Lindstam (Class of 2014) hired at The Boat Company, Port Orchard, WA

Chris Lindstam (Class of 2014) was hired by The Boat Company in Port Orchard, WA. “Taking an Alaskan Cruise in 2015 or planning ahead for 2016? See Alaska ‘up close and personal’ with The Boat Company. Incorporated in 1979 by the McIntosh Foundation, The Boat Company is the only non-profit educational organization offering luxury eco-cruises through Southeast Alaska (a portion…

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John Sandoval (Class of 2014) hired as shipwright at Schooner Creek Boat Works, Portland, OR

We are so proud that John Sandoval (Class of 2014) has been hired as a shipwright at Schooner Creek Boat Works in Portland, OR. “Schooner Creek is one of the largest and most advanced boat repair, maintenance, and new construction yards in the United States. This includes fiberglass repair, custom woodworking, vessel painting, electrical, rigging loft, winterization/storage, yard services, …

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Drew Larson (Class of 2014) helps complete project Alyssa and joins Cape George Marine, Port Townsend, WA

We are proud to announce that Drew Larson (Class of 2014) has been working on the restoration of Alyssa, a 42-foot sloop from Bremerton, WA. Drew has been employed with shipwright Kees Prins as an apprentice. This boat project gave him the opportunity to further his woodworking and boat building skills under the tutelage of a highly respected shipwright….

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Zach Simonson-Bond (Class of 2013) Chief Mate on schooner Lewis R. French in Camden, Maine

Hello Everyone! It has been exactly one year since I graduated from the NWSWB! This morning as I sit sipping my coffee, I can’t help but recall the amazing things I experienced at Boat School: the friends I made, the boats we crafted, the knowledge I internalized, and ultimately, how those experiences have helped me since. I am currently…

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Brent Davis (Class of 1997) establishes Brent Davis Construction, Inc. in Port Townsend, Washington

Brent Davis came by the Boat School today to say hi and to bring a potential student by to check out the school. It’s great to see our established graduates reaching out to young people to share with them the fulfillment of working in the marine trades and in woodworking. Brent owns his own business, Brent Davis Construction, Inc.,…

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Christine Jacobsen (Class of 2012) working for Port Townsend Shipwright’s Co-op in Washington state

Student Christine Jacobsen worked on the cutter VIRGINIA during summer Repair and Restoration courses in 2012. Christine went on to work as a shipwright at The Center for Wooden Boats and at Northwest Seaport following graduation. She now works for the Port Townsend Shipwright’s Co-op. We are exceedingly proud of Christine’s success in the boat building profession and wish…

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Dana Linwood (Class of 1984) working at Giddings Boatworks in Charleston, Oregon

Dana Linwood graduated from the Northwest School of Wooden Boatbuilding in 1984 and has distinguished himself as a boat builder and wood worker. He is currently employed through Giddings Boatworks in Charleston, Oregon. Journeyman Ships carpenter at Giddings Boatworks Reedsport, Oregon Shipbuilding Foreman Ships carpenter Giddings Boatworks November 2012 – Present (2 years 1 month) Charleston, Oregon Ships Carpenter…

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Noah Flegeal (Class of 2013) – self-employed woodworker producing varied projects

Noah Flegeal graduated with the Class of 2013 at the Northwest School of Wooden Boatbuilding with an emphasis in Traditional Large Craft. He was part of the team that built the Whitehalls for the BBC and Discovery Channel to replicate John Wesley Powell’s expedition down the Grand Canyon, “Operation Grand Canyon with Dan Snow.” Noah had a background in…

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Evan Walsh (Class of 2013) hired as boat builder at Port Townsend, Washington’s Northwest Maritime Center and featured in Filson ads

Evan Walsh – photo from Filson company feature story. Evan Walsh graduated with the Class of 2013 with a focus on Traditional Large Craft. Evan distinguished himself at the school with the construction of the curved transom on the Hanson-designed Forest Service Scaler’s boat. After graduation Evan started working in the marine trades in Port Townsend, WA. It was…

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Ben Feldman (Class of 2013) hires on as Alaska shipwright and luthier’s apprentice

Ben Feldman is a shipwright in Alaska. He graduated from the Northwest School of Wooden Boatbuilding in 2013. Ben was instrumental in repairing the TRUANT class sloop for The Center for Wooden Boats www.cwb.org while a student in Traditional Large Craft at the School. (Seach on TRUANT in our photo stream here on Flickr to find pictures of Ben…

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Chris Gilda (Class of 2013) hired to join team on Spike Africa tallship in San Juan Islands of Washington state

Chris Gilda graduated from the Contemporary Boatbuilding program at the Northwest School of Wooden Boatbuilding in 2013. Chris had a varied background as a hotshot firefighter and sailor. He held an associate degree in diesel engines and then graduated from the boat school with an associate degree in boat building. With his interest in tallship work he had many…

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Ryan Ostendorp becomes marketing manager at Local Works community workshop in Flagstaff, Arizona

Marketing Manager at Flagstaff Local Works Flagstaff, Arizona Construction Current Deckers Brands, Flagstaff Local Works Previous Dave Muscato Woodworking, Four Corners Cabinetry, Frameworks Timber “Flagstaff Local Workshop is a place where people can design, build and create their ideas. This community workshop provides local craftsman, inventors, engineers, artists, and entrepreneurs with access to affordable design space. It includes tools…

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Masaki Tabohashi (Class of 2013) hired by Real Carriage Doors in Gig Harbor, Washington

Masaki Tabohashi graduated with the Class of 2013, having completed an Associate of Occupational Studies degree in Traditional Small Craft. His instructor was Jeff Hammond. Masaki loved working with wood and had great patience with the demands of wooden boatbuilding. He works for REal Carriage Doors in Gig Harbor, Washington and is part of a dynamic team there. We…

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Cooper Parish (Class of 2012) hired as composite fabricator at Scaled Composites in Mojave, California

Cooper Parish was hired by the Northwest School of Wooden Boatbuilding after graduating from the Contemporary Boatbuilding program. He and a team of 5 graduates completed construction on the Bob Perry designed “Sliver,” a 62-foot yacht. As of 2014 he is working for Scaled Composites in “Founded in 1982 by Burt Rutan, Scaled has broad experience in air vehicle…

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Edensaw Woods started by graduates (Class of 1981) of NWSWB!

1984 The year Jim Ferris and Charlie Moore, graduates of the Northwest School of Wooden Boatbuilding, launched the partnership of Edensaw Woods. They started the business in Jim’s yard with an old J.C Penny truck, some blue plastic tarps and a few hundred dollars. “We are a specialty marine plywood and custom wood supplier that will deliver the quantities…

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Commander Chuck Garrett (Class of 2014) graduates from NWSWB – becomes homeschool instructor in Oak Harbor, Washington

Retired Commander Chuck Garrett shares tips about boat building with his children, Roland and Maggie. Retired Commander Chuck Garrett will graduate from the Northwest School of Wooden Boatbuilding in Port Hadlock on Wednesday, September 17 at 3 pm. The ceremony will be held at H.J. Carroll Park, 9884, SR 19 in Chimacum and the public is welcome to attend….

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Bradley Suedekum (Class of 2014) hired at Jensen Motor Boat Company and Center for Wooden Boats in Seattle, Washington

Bradley Suedekum graduated with the Class of 2014 from the Traditional Small Craft program. Bradley was instrumental in the building of the Batela and Davis boat projects that year. He was a steady force in the boat shop, always willing to take on tasks and do what was required to get things done. Bradley headed for Seattle after graduation…

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Dave Eckler (Class of 2007) starts Wooden Boat Accessories in Port Angeles, Washington

David Eckler graduated from the Northwest School of Wooden Boatbuilding in 2007 and has been going strong every since! He does artisan woodwork and custom boat building. He designs and builds wooden boat accessories. You can see his work and get his contact information at the following website: http://www.woodenboataccessories.com/ Keep an eye out for the upcoming edition of the…

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