Josh Rowan is responsible for hiring shipwrights, sourcing materials, maintaining the project’s facilities, coordinating with project advisors and the US Coast Guard, keeping the pace of the project, and accomplishing work as a shipwright. Josh has operated Hindu Charters for the last 10 years. His deep understanding of wooden boats derives from a life spent sailing and repairing vessels in many of the world’s oceans. For 7 years (ages 4-11) Josh and his family lived aboard the wooden sloop their father built over the course of 12 years in the Oregon mountains. Josh spent those years learning to sail and maintain the vessel that would later become his first charter boat. With a strongly worded letter of support from his mother, the US Coast Guard made Josh the youngest licensed captain in the United States. At the age of 15, Josh started a sailing charter business. After high school, and a number of captain-for-hire jobs around the world running private yachts, Josh pursued and received an engineering degree. In 2010 he was drawn back to the sea when he fell in love with HINDU. Since 2011, Josh has successfully completed a number of maintenance and upgrade projects for HINDU in preparation for this major overhaul, including rebuilding all spars, replacing sails, and repairing frames.
Michela Murphy grew up learning to sail in Provincetown Harbour at the West End Racing Children’s Community Sailing, which is why the mission of ‘Sail As You Are’ is so important to her. She currently lives year round in Provincetown where she runs her family restaurant, Sal’s Place, and sits on the board of the Historic District Commission, the Harbour Committee, the Coastal Resiliency Advisory Committee and the Portuguese Festival/Blessing of the Fleet Committee. She is passionate about the restoration and survival of the HINDU because she feels that it encompasses all of these elements and embodies the spirit of Provincetown and its long maritime history.
Christopher (Chrisso) Rheault was born and grew up in and around wooden boats in Maine. His father had a boatbuilding company in Rockport and the family owned several. Chrisso’s career has spanned several fields including education, non-profit work and the boat world. He has been a middle school and elementary school teacher, worked with various non-profits on organizational and fundraising projects and currently is the principle in a boat management and maintenance business in mid-coast Maine.
Anthony T. Panebianco is a Senior Associate in DarrowEverett’s Business Litigation and Dispute Resolution practice with over a decade of hands-on experience handling sophisticated business litigation and corporate transactions. Anthony is also a member of the firm’s Trust & Estates and Private Wealth Services practice, handling the litigation aspects to protect the interests of clients and their assets. In his practice, Anthony has successfully single-chaired trials before the District, Superior, Bankruptcy, Probate and Land Courts of Massachusetts, and has persuasively argued before the Commonwealth’s Appellate Courts. Anthony also has extensive Land Use experience and is a former local Planning Board member. He has appeared before Planning Boards, Zoning Boards of Appeals, and Conservation Commissions throughout Massachusetts. Anthony has also effectively represented employers and employees before the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination (MCAD) and Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). Anthony is the Chair of the Board of Trustees for the Cape Symphony, and Vice Chair for the Family Table Collaborative.
Dan Richter is best known for starring as Moonwatcher the man-ape in the opening sequence of Stanley Kubrick’s iconic masterpiece “2001: A Space Odyssey” which he also choreographed. Dan has had a long career as a mime, choreographer, actor, director, producer, memoirist, and for two decades a Hollywood executive. His book “Moonwatcher’s Memoir” is about working on “2001.” His recently published memoir “The Dream is Over” describes the years he lived and worked with John Lennon and Yoko Ono from 1969 to 1973.
Dan currently lives in Sierra Madre outside of Los Angeles where he has been leading Sierra Club mountaineering trips since 1991 and lectures and teaches courses on rock climbing and mountaineering. Dan is an American Mountain Guide Association Single Pitch Rock Climbing Instructor and the Past President of the Southern California Mountaineers Association.
Erin Desmond has been responsible for creating campaigns for HINDU’s rebuild including the GOFUNDME; producing all written and visual documentation of the project; organizing community events and project media; managing project payroll and insurances; recruiting and maintaining volunteers; generating and following up with funding leads; and coordinating with project advocates including The New England Wooden Boat Preservation Foundation. Much of Erin’s work for this project has been on a volunteer basis. Erin has been a Jill-of-many-trades her whole life. A massage therapist for nearly 20 years licensed in 3 states; a professional modern dancer; office manager and program supervisor for NYS, PA and NJ Office of Mental Health programs; ecotour guide and licensed captain in the Florida Keys; Hindu Charters first mate and company manager. Erin is the President of SAIL AS YOU ARE, and is grateful to have the help of board members to support HINDU’s rebuilding fundraising efforts.
Jamie is currently pursuing a masters degree at Umass with a focus on designing and implementing sustainable affordable housing.