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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 founded and sold five software companies, as well as The Narrative Press, publisher of 106 historical journals of exploration. 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 is a National Fellow of the Explorers Club, and he holds a history degree from Princeton University.

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Stephanie Hayes

Crew, Expeditions Manager

Stephanie has been first mate and naturalist on Alaskan eco-charters for years.  A Ph.D. candidate in Marine Biology (squid distribution in Southeast Alaska), she was born in Romania, was a championship figure skater in British Columbia, has worked on fishing boats from Scotland to Maine, and has her 100-ton master's license. Stephanie coordinates our expeditions from shore and when possible joins us as crew.

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Staci Richard


Staci has been the science and STEM department chair at Laguna Blanca School in Santa Barbara, California, since 1995 and has run the research and mentorship program she created there -- a two-year science elective that pairs students with mentors in the community -- since 2016. She holds a BA in Biology and Geology from Albion College and a Master's degree in Math and Science Education from the University of California, Berkeley. 

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Kevin Flick


Kevin has helped steer product development for 20 years -- at Microsoft, Amazon, Google, Volvo, and others -- to meet the needs of actual humans and the planet we live on.  Additionally, he is a friendly and insatiable adventurer, both on land and on the sea.  He holds a BA in Biology from Boston University and a Ph.D. in Zoology from the University of Washington.

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Lindsey Goodman


Lindsey is a Managing Partner at Homtomi Companies. He was a trustee of the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History for 12 years and was president of the board for three years during the early phase of the museum's Sea Center rebuild. He holds a Master of Architecture from California State Polytechnic University, Pomona and a Bachelor of Arts in Biology and Economics from the University of California, Los Angeles.

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Alaska Endeavour
Post Office Box 912
Petersburg, Alaska 99833

a 501(c)(3) organization

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