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Meet the 2018 Echo & Ocean College Age Adventures Leadership Team

By wpdev May 30, 2018

Gray McKenna
Program Director

Gray’s passion for outdoor education started at with a summer internship at Sail Caribbean in 2015, and continues to this day! Gray holds a B.S. in Marine Biology from Northeastern University, and has taken classes and done research diving in all sorts of marine environments, from the Gulf of Maine to the Caribbean, and from the Puget Sound & Salish Sea down to the Panamanian Pacific. Gray loves bringing their experience to Sail Caribbean’s engaging marine science curriculum.  They are an avid mariner, and have spent a season as a deckhand & educator onboard the 103 year old schooner Adventuress, facilitating environmental & sailing education trips in the Puget Sound. After this summer season, Gray will return to the Good Ship Adventuress as a relief engineer. Gray plays guitar, banjo, and ukulele, and loves to bring music aboard the boats at Sail Caribbean.

Andrew Arter

Arter grew up on the coast of Maine and has been sailing his entire life. After graduating high school, he sailed from Maine to the Bahamas with a friend. Previously, Arter worked as the keel boat sailing coach for the Portland Yacht Club. He is also an avid J24 racer. He holds a US Captain’s license with sailing and towing endorsements. Currently Arter attends the University of Maine and is studying Mechanical Engineering and Math. During the summer, he enjoys sailing the coast of Maine and spending Saturdays with the boys. In the fall, Arter will be hopping onboard the AISE Airship Italia Search Expedition 2018, a project of the foundation World Arctic Fund, becoming a member of a team that aims to look for the remains of the airship Italia. The mission will occur exactly 90 years after the airship’s crash in 1928.

Megan Lundequam

Born and raised in Winter Park, Florida, Megan grew up under the sun. Whether it was skurfing, surfing, fishing, scuba diving, sailing, hiking, or camping, Megan took every chance she could to be outside. As a rising senior at the University of Florida, she has taken her learning indoors and is currently pursuing a B.A. in Environmental Science. After joining the Sail Caribbean family as a student while in high school, Megan returned the summer of 2017 to participate in the SC Mate-In-Training program. She now joins us as a mate for the upcoming adventure season!

The greatest challenge during the program was staying entertained during the quarantine period. Not being able to leave your boat and not having a phone, which was a crutch against boredom, it was difficult at first to stay entertained.