Our Team

 

Andy Herlihy

Andy Herlihy

Executive Director

Herlihy’s lifelong love of sailing was fostered as a child, when he sailed with his family around Buzzards Bay and the Cape and Islands, and he continues to sail with his wife Liz and two children on their sloop Mi Girl. He sailed at Georgetown University, where he graduated in 1998 with a degree in Economics.

Andy intends to impart the life lessons that he has learned on the water as a crew member and at the helm to the children who experience CBC’s programs each year. “Boating is the perfect tool for teaching. When a child steps on a boat for the first time they are forced to rely on their instructors and fellow sailors as they are in an environment so far out of their comfort zones. This helps us to quickly break down barriers and to form special bonds with each child

Caroline Conzatti

Caroline Conzatti

Assistant Director

Even though Caroline grew up in Mattapoisett, she has never been sailing, which is something that she hopes will change now that she’s a part of CBC! She joined us in May 2017 after spending 10 years working at the Kittansett Club in Marion. She is involved with a number of other local organizations, for which she serves on various boards and committees. She also spends a lot of time with her family, most of whom live close by.

My favorite place to eat: Pommes Frites in NYC
My favorite book: The Devil in the White City 

Heard melodies are sweet, yet those unheard are sweeter.” ~ Keats

 

Christina Rebello

Christina Rebello

Development Director

Christina hails from Maine where she grew up hiking, skiing and snowmobiling. She enjoyed the coastal areas of Maine with her family but never truly appreciated the water until she met her husband, Adam, 15 years ago while he was sailing with his college team. Together, they moved to Dartmouth 8 years ago. She and Adam, along with their oldest daughter are currently fixing up a J24.

Previously, Christina was the Development and Communications Coordinator of Global Learning Charter Public School. Her background is in development, event planning and graphic arts. Christina enjoys painting, furniture restoration, graphic editing.

Richard Feeny

Richard Feeny

Education Director

Richard loves racing classic wooden boats, long distance ocean racing and cruising, V-15 racing, and once lived in Maui where he learned to ride a sailboard on the North Shore waves.

Taber Russell-Pelsue

Taber Russell-Pelsue

Donations and Operations Manager

Taber began sailing at age 11 at CBC. He wanted to spend more time on the water and CBC became his second home. Taber still loves working here and maintaining our fleet and facilities to allow CBC to continue its mission.

My favorite TV show: M*A*S*H

My favorite book: The Ascent of Man

My favorite memory sailing: Sailing with friends in Highschool

Greg Pimentel

Greg Pimentel

Program Director

Greg first joined CBC as a Sea Lab student in 1998. He returned each Summer, learning and having fun. He has been an employee of CBC since 2006. He had been the Head Instructor for five years and is now the Program Director. Greg loves seeing kids progress and being able to enjoy life.

My favorite thing to do in my free time: Relax, Fish, Longboard
My favorite memory of sailing: Cruising on the Sail Cycle
My favorite book: The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test 
 

Andy Chin

Andy Chin

Director of Training

Andrew first stepped into an Opti 25 years ago, and hasn’t stopped sailing since. Previously, Andy was the Head Instructor at Beverly Yacht Club, and a Sales Executive for LaserPerformance. He enjoys sailing his Laser and Vanguard 15 around Buzzards Bay, racing on oen designs, and virtually anything to do with team racing.

My favorite game: Playing Ice Hockey

My favorite book: Pillars of Earth

My favorite movie: Dr. Strangelove & Jurassic Park

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Mariah Demoranville

Mariah Demoranville

Sailing Instructor

Mariah has been sailing at CBC for the past 13 years and she is now a proud Level 1 Sailing Instructor! She attends BCC and is planning to attend RIC in the future to pursue music.

My favorite Quote: “We cannot direct the wind, but we can adjust the sails”

If I could go anywhere in the world, I’d go to: The Eiffel Tower.

My favorite thing to do in my free time: Sing

Erik Reuther

Erik Reuther

Sailing Instructor

Erik has been sailing since he was 4 years old. He has been a Level 1 instructor at CBC for 5 years. He currently attends BCC and has future ambitions of the Coast Guard.

My favorite place to go: Acadia National Park

If I could go anywhere in the world, I’d go to: Australia

My favorite athlete/sports personality: Gronk!

Luke Hubert

Luke Hubert

Sailing Instructor

Luke Hubert first began instructing at CBC back in 2006. He is now the associate head coach of the UMass Dartmouth women’s sailing team. When he is not coaching Luke enjoys racing and cruising big boats.

Monica Branco

Monica Branco

Sailing Instructor

Monica grew up around boats, sailing with her family. She started sailing at Cbc when she was 8 years old and never left. She has been teaching at Cbc for 4-5 years now. Monica is currently studying at the university of Limerick, Ireland. She attends UMASS Boston, in hopes to persue a career in forensic psychology!

My favorite word: Serendipity

My favorite book: The Kite Runner

Nathan

Nathan

Instructor Apprentice

Nathan was born in Long Island, New York and grew up in Weakly Heights until he was 10. Nathan attended CBC in 2010 and has come back every year. Nathan is the captain of his High School track team and can’t wait for summer.

My favorite movie: Mad Max: Fury Road

The job I’d like to have when I grow up: Lawyer

Lea

Lea

Instructor Apprentice

Lea has been with CBC for 10 years now. She loves sailing and being with all of the CBC staff in the summer.

The job I’d like to have when I grow up: Chef

My favorite part about sailing: Racing

My favorite movie: The Breakfast Club

Tannner

Tannner

Instructor Apprentice

Tanner is a sophomore at Tabor Academy. He sails during the summer and on the Tabor sailing team. 

My favorite part about sailing: Racing and being able to work on my technique

If I could go anywhere in the world, I’d go to: To Barcelona, Spain 

The job I’d like to have when I grow up: Veterinarian

Chandler

Chandler

Instructor Apprentice

Chandler Loves to sail. He has been a part of CBC since he was 6 years old. Chandler has a strong interest in Marine Biology and Marine Engineering. Through school, Chandler loves being able to work with the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute.

The person I admire most: Muhammad Ali

The job I’d like to have when I grow up: A Marine Biologist or Marine Engineer

If I could go anywhere in the world, I’d go to: China

Michelle

Michelle

Instructor Apprentice

Michelle has been sailing at CBC since she was six years old and has enjoyed every minute of it. Eleven years later, she is now a proud CBC instructor. She attends Salve Regina University, and is majoring in Nursing.

The Great Gatsby

Breann

Breann

Instructor Apprentice

The person I admire most: A person who strives to better themselves and knows they aren’t perfect

My favorite food:Tacos

My favorite part about sailing: The adrenaline and the passion i have for it

Serena

Serena

Instructor Apprentice

Serena has been sailing for 5 years, and currently sails for the Dartmouth High School Team.

My favorite food: Kale Soup

If I could go anywhere in the world, I’d go to: Greece

My favorite TV show: Teen Wolf

Adilson

Adilson

Instructor Apprentice

Adilson is a senior in high school. He loves being very active! His favorite sports are Soccer, Basketball, Volleyball, and Football. 

If I could go anywhere in the world, I’d go to: Dubai 

My favorite place to go: Champions Indoor Soccer 

My favorite memory sailing: Making new friends

Chris

Chris

Instructor Apprentice

Chris is 16 and currently attending Greather New Bedford Regional Vocational Technical High school. Chris is studing  Engineering Technology.

Sushi

When I started pirating other boats

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Hanna

Hanna

Instructor Apprentice

Hanna is a junior in high school who has been teaching at the CBC since she was 14. She enjoys Math & Science, singing, reading dogs, swimming, softball, and sailing. Someday Hanna hopes to be an engineer or a doctor.

My favorite memory sailing: Spotting a sea turtle off CBC

My favorite word: Barnacle

My favorite athlete/sports personality: Lindsay Vonn

Sabrina

Sabrina

Instructor Apprentice

Sabrina enjoys listening to music, sailing, and long-boarding. She have been sailing for 3 years now and loves every minute of it.

My favorite part about sailing: Being able to be outside and on the water

The job I’d like to have when I grow up i would like to be: A web designer

My favorite food: Pizza

Shay

Shay

Instructor Apprentice

Shay is a freshman and is perusing Dental Assisting. She loves to sail, play soccer and field hockey, and enjoys spending time with her family.

My favorite game: Chess

My favorite book: The Giver

My favorite place to eat: No problemo

Cameron

Cameron

Instructor Apprentice

Jack

Jack

Instructor Apprentice

Isaiah

Isaiah

Instructor Apprentice

Jordan

Jordan

Instructor Apprentice

 

Tyler

Tyler

Instructor Apprentice

Justin

Justin

Instructor Apprentice

Jez

Jez

Instructor Apprentice

 

Xavion

Xavion

Junior Instructor

 

Carlyn

Carlyn

Junior Instructor

 

Kendall

Kendall

Junior Instructor

 

Hannah

Hannah

Junior Instructor

 

Nate

Nate

Junior Instructor

 

Marlowe

Marlowe

Junior Instructor

 

Alayjah

Alayjah

Junior Instructor

 

Thania

Thania

Junior Instructor

 

Madeline

Madeline

Junior Instructor

 

Angy

Angy

Junior Instructor

 

Carlo

Carlo

Junior Instructor

 

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