Rachael Miller is the co-founder/Executive Director of Rozalia Project for a Clean Ocean. It is for her great grandmother that the organization is named. As the Executive Director, Rachael leads the program in vision, program development, putting together a great team, partnerships and working toward achieving Rozalia Project’s mission of protecting the ocean. She is also part of the design team for the Cora Ball, a consumer-based solution to microfiber pollution. Rachael holds a USCG 50 ton Master’s license and captains the 60’ sailing research vessel, American Promise, trains remotely operated vehicle pilots for VideoRay and is a member of the US Sailing Training Committee. Her academic background is in marine studies and underwater archaeology which she studied at Brown University. She lives in Vermont and loves to ski as much as sail.
Affiliations: VideoRay: trainer, US Sailing: member of Training Committee, Tall Ships America: member of conference committee for Administrators and Educators Forum, New York Harbor School: Professional Advisory Committee – ocean engineering & marine biology.
Vice-President/Treasurer, Granville, VT. James is a co-founder of Rozalia Project. James has sailed many, many miles offshore as a professional sailor competing in the America’s Cup and other races worldwide. He assist sailors and teams as a weather router/forecaster and technical coach. He is in charge of Rozalia Project’s operations and routing.
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Attorney/Advisor, South Hero, VT. Mark has experience both on the water, as a sailor, and on land as an active advocate for the environment, especially the marine environment. He studied environmental law and has been involved in the Waterkeeper Alliance, the Vermont Natural Resources Council, the Lake Champlain Committee, Vermont Citizens Advisory Committee on the Future of Lake Champlain, and as Executive Director of the Lake Champlain Community Sailing Center.
Director, Waitsfield, VT. Brooke has been a travel writer specializing in sailing charters, regattas and events, fly fishing and new resort development since 1996. Publications range from inflight magazines and luxury travel glossies to specialized industry house organs.
Affiliations: For 14 years Brooke owned and operated a small Vermont based manufacturing business. For 8 years she was the principle strategist for Hands On Web Strategies, a company which helped corporations develop an objective based online presence. For nine years she was on the board of the Yestermorrow Design Build School in Warren, Vermont.
Director, Burlington, VT. Roxanne Scully connected with Rachael Miller and Rozalia Project through her love of water sports and her interest in improving the health of Lake Champlain. Roxanne is a community organizer and entrepreneur who has resided in the Burlington, Vermont for the past 20 years. As a former teacher, Roxanne brings her expertise and love of engaging young children to the Rozalia Project Board of Directors. Roxanne co-owns Vermont’s SUP lifestyle shop, Wnd & Wvs, with her husband Russ. Soon after they opened the doors of their shop, they began collaborating with Rachael and created an annual event to help fund and support one of Rozalia Project’s mission’s, cleaning up the beaches around Lake Champlain. Over the past 5 years, they have organized hundreds of local volunteers to collect, record and sort debris close to the shores of the lake. Roxanne believes in all that the Rozalia Project stands for and is inspired by the groups effort to improve the quality of the environment we all cherish.
Director, Newport, RI. Kate Neubauer is the founder of Intertidal Ventures, a philanthropic and sponsorship consulting firm facilitating the design of creative funding partnerships and relationships. With over 15 years of experience in the nonprofit sector, Kate has served as the Executive Director of the Lake Champlain Community Sailing Center and as a Program Manager for the Schmidt Family Foundation. She currently resides in Newport, RI and is chair of the US Sailing Community Sailing Committee.
Director, Shelburne, VT. Mike Hendrickson is the owner/operator of Interlock Marine Service, an independent boat maintenance, on and off land delivery, and instruction and training service on Lake Champlain. Mike has worked in the marine trades for more than 15 years as a sailing instructor, facilities and maintenance coordinator, and as a member of the board of directors at the Lake Champlain Community Sailing Center. Mike has held his U.S Coast Guard 75 GT Masters of an Inspected Vessel rating since 2005. In his off time Mike works as an EMT on Colchester Rescue Squad and Middlebury Ambulance service and as a restaurant manager of a large fine dining waterfront establishment in Burlington, VT. Mike graduated from the University of Vermont in 1999 with a bachelors of Arts degree in Political Science and Sociology. Mike has a great love for the Marine Environment and believes strongly in the importance of its stewardship through community participation and education. Mike celebrates his love of the water as a free lance Maritime Painter, and gathers much of his subject matter while working on the water.
Brooke Winslow: Technical Designer
Brooke started with Rozalia Project as an Intern on Mission Atlantic in 2013, she returned as second mate for Expeditions RESTORE and Expedition CLEAN in 2014, first mate for ParleyxRozalia and is now our year-round Technical Designer and first mate on American Promise. Brooke spent her first two years of college studying Ocean Engineering at MIT and graduated from Seattle University with a degree in Environmental Science. She comes from Seattle and has sailed thousands of miles in the Pacific Ocean with her family.