Captain Bruce Heyman (Executive Director)
Captain Bruce Heyman (Executive Director)
Anita Carillo (Administrative Assistant)
Anita grew up in the city of Wilmington where she attended a private High School. She has the hobby of crafting and doing artsy things. She loves her two daughters and two sons, and they are her joy. She has been with LAMI since 2004. Her favorite color is red, favorite food is Italian, and dislikes rock music.
Alice Taylor (Director of Development, Sales & Marketing)
Alice is the Director of Development, Sales & Marketing for the Los Angeles Maritime Institute at the LA Waterfront in San Pedro. Besides her relentless pursuit of grant opportunities, she has a great job of selling sails on twin brigantine tall ships that sail practically every day out of the Port of LA. She came to be involved with the Maritime Institute through her grant writing work in San Pedro and Wilmington with the Harbor Community Benefit Foundation and other local non-profits after a long career with Hughes-GM-Boeing in market research and new business development.
Noah Kalb (Director of Education)
As the Director of Education, Noah Kalb is responsible for designing and implementing curriculum on LAMI programs, and for training and overseeing staff be successful and engaging educators. He has a Master of Arts in Education and a decade of experience teaching in a variety of formal and informal settings, including on tall ships and in California public high schools, making him effective at bridging field trip programming to the needs of classroom teachers. He is a history buff and a science fiction nerd and actually looks forward to thunderstorms. He has worked as a broadcaster in Korea and taken long road trips in the Rocky Mountains and Ireland.
Captain Benjamin Saint (Captain of Exy Johnson)
Ben Saint aka Tiny got his sailing start on the Lady Washington in 2007. Originally from Idaho, he would spend the next ten years pursuing his new passion for sailing and his lifelong passion for youth education and learning. His favorite color is midnight purple and he worked for LAMI back in 2009-13 and left to start his family and now he is back as captain of the Exy Johnson. Ben recently adopted a dog who now lives on the boat with the crew.
Crew of Exy Johnson
Manny is a part of the crew on Exy Johnson. Enmanuel is his real name, but we call him Manny. He attended New York City Museum High School and worked as a boathouse apprentice doing maintenance. Manny started at LAMI on January 15, 2017. He was born the middle child and enjoys amateur carpentry, tacos, eggs, fancy knotwork, and watching movies. He plans to become a master ships carpenter. He likes folk music, plays mandolin and ukelele. Manny is a dog lover but never had one and instead had a goldfish (childhood struggles).
Captain John Kraus (Captain of Irving Johnson)
Captain John has worked with LAMI since 2007. John came up through the ranks starting down in Dana point on board the Brig Pilgrim cutting his teeth with Captain Doug Corey.
John Started sailing tall ships in 1996 while he was in school, entertaining the idea of a teaching credential, like his 4 siblings. Tall ship sailing became a passion and the rest was history.
John resides in an actual home in Huntington Beach with his wife and 3 children. There are a couch and a bathtub and a cat named Megalodon. Music gets played a lot in this house. Music about sailing.
Captain Michael Patterson (Project Manager)
Captain Michael Patterson has spent much of his life at sea, beginning at the age of seven with the Monterey Peninsula Yacht Club Junior Sailing Program. A born naturalist and conscientious environmentalist, he enjoys sharing his love of nature and the marina with sailors young and old and is a fun companion on the trail. His work history includes carpentry, general contracting, sailing, camping and outdoor adventures of all kinds. He is a master craftsman, a gregarious first mate and a knowledgeable teacher. Capt. Patterson has sailed everything from dinghies to tall ships and has been a committed member of boat and ship crews with companies such as Island Packers in Ventura, California, Uncruise in Alaska, Ship Services and Seatech. Capt. Patterson says, “Getting kids out on the water is life changing!”