Team-teresaTERESA CAREY Co-Founder
“Girly” is not one of the first 200 words used to describe Teresa. Rocking a U.S. Coast Guard Masters License, a BS in Environmental Science from University of Michigan (Go Blue!), and an MA in fine arts from Ohio University, Teresa is a sprite force of positivity. Teresa is a writer and educator. In 2008 she moved aboard a small sailboat and sailed solo for several years. She has spoken at TEDx as well as other keynote speaking engagements. She currently is co-producing the feature film, One Simple Question. When she isn’t sailing or story telling, she can be found ballet dancing, experimenting with raw foods, or laughing out loud in public places. For more about Teresa visit


Team-benBEN CAREY Co-Founder
As a teen there were only two places to find Ben: either banging out rock music on the drums in the garage or peacefully digging for clams in the neighboring sound. He has a degree in Human Ecology, Marine Biology from Connecticut College and a USCG Master’s License. Motivated to ditch a conventional career and create a life he loves to lives, Ben became a successful web and graphic designer and in 2007 he moved aboard his floating office, a 28’ sailboat. He currently divides his time between sail training, filmmaking, ocean advocacy, speaking French, and riding his bike. For more about Ben visit


Team-wallaceWALLACE J. NICHOLS, Advisor
Dr. Wallace “J.” Nichols is a scientist, activist, community organizer, author and dad. He is a Research Associate at California Academy of Sciences, and the genius behind Blue Marbles and Blue Mind. He works to inspire a deeper connection with nature, sometimes simply by walking and talking, other times through writing or images. Science and knowledge can also stoke our fires. But he knows that what really moves people is feeling part of and touching something bigger than ourselves. For more about J, visit



Team-luke LUKE O’NEILL, Advisor
Luke O’Neill’s passion is improving the lives of young people indoors, on the sea, and in the mountains. After earning his B.A. from Georgetown University in 1981 he went on to get a JD from Georgetown University Law Center in 1984, and finally an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School in 1995. He is the program manager for the Outward Bound Center for Peacebuilding and founder of  The Shackleton Schools. Luke always has a positive word and a smile on his face. When he isn’t helping others he is sea kayaking, flying on the trapeze, or still helping others.


Team-doryDORY, Ship’s Cat
Dory is a spirited voyager that has lived more of his life on the water than on land. Having quickly developed his sea legs he spends his days gleefully chasing the bitter ends of flogging lines and watching boats and gulls pass by.