William Urschel

President / Captain

Bill Urschel has served on the board of the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History and is currently on the board of the Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture. He helped recover pigmy mammoths from the California Channel Islands and searched for ancient villages under the sea off Santa Rosa Island.  Along with several software companies, he founded The Narrative Press, publishing 106 historical journals of adventure and exploration. As as licensed US Coast Guard 100-ton Master, he has run the Endeavour since 2007, logging over 1,300 days at sea.  He holds a degree in history from Princeton University.

Patsy Clark Urschel

Vice President / Crew

Patsy Urschel has had a long career as a consultant, evaluating and advising boards of directors and CEOs of for-profit and non-profit organizations. In addition to her work with Alaska Endeavour, she maintains an executive assessment and succession coaching practice, In Focus Consults.  She holds a BA from the University of Washington and an MSW from the University of Montana. Patsy's personal blog about life on board is at

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Patsy Clark Urschel

Malory Graham


Malory Graham 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) -- and has served as board treasurer for four other non-profits.  She holds a BA in Media from Hampshire College and has produced numerous environmental and educational films with her media production company, Small Planet Insights.

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Crystal Gartner

Project Manager / Production Coordinator

Crystal has worked on the staff of several nonprofits dedicated to wilderness, wildlife, and recreation, including Conservation Northwest and Washington Trails Association. She was on the Sierra Club’s team to stop the largest coal export terminal in North America, part of the Lummi Nation's successful campaign to protect sacred lands. She grew up in Germany and Japan and attended the University of Maryland Global Campus.

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