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William Urschel

Executive Director / Captain

Bill is a licensed US Coast Guard 100-ton Master with over 1,300 days at sea.  He has run the Endeavour since 2007. He has also served on the boards of the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History and the board of the Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture. He founded several software companies, as well as The Narrative Press, which published 106 historical journals of adventure and exploration. He is a National Fellow of the Explorers Club, and he holds a degree in history from Princeton University.

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Sarah Gordon

Crew, Expeditions Manager

Sarah has 40 years of teaching experience in kindergarten through 8th grade in private, public, and charter schools. As an experienced ocean and flat water paddler, she organized and led multi-day field study, camping, and kayaking trips for students for 10 years. She led 2-week backpacking family trips in Alaska for 5 years as a Sierra Club volunteer. She also co-led week-long trips in the California desert for high school students. Sarah is First Aid and CPR-certified for adults and children. She has a B.A. in art history and environmental studies and a master’s degree in education. When she’s not planning curricula for curious minds, Sarah loves snowshoeing and traveling.

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Patsy Clark Urschel

Vice President

Patsy has had a long career as a consultant, evaluating and advising boards of directors and CEOs of for-profit and non-profit organizations, and she is currently a therapist in private practice. She served as crew on the Endeavour for its first three seasons in Alaska. She holds a BA from the University of Washington and an MSW from the University of Montana. 

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Malory Graham


Malory started her first environmental non-profit at the age of 15. More recently, she has been the Executive Director of two non-profits -- Reel Grrls (2001-2012) and Seattle Aikikai (2013-present), has served as board treasurer for four other non-profits, and has produced several environmental and educational films with her production company, Small Planet Insights. She holds a BA in Media from Hampshire College.

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