With years of experience in boatbuilding, seamanship, education and business, our staff brings a passion for maritime trades and heritage to the organization. We can be reached in the offices and the Shop, Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. For general queries and information, please send emails to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 207-594-1800. Thank you!
Margaret L. Macleod
Margaret came to The Apprenticeshop in September of 2009. A graduate of Skidmore College, Margaret brings with her a strong background in nonprofit management. For seven years, she worked for Maine’s largest environmental organization, Maine Audubon, as Director of Field Trips, and then went on to head the fundraising efforts at Ashwood Waldorf School in Rockport. A Maine native, Margaret grew up in Yarmouth, learned to sail at the Portland Yacht Club, and has fond memories of summers cruising the Maine coast with her family in their Concordia Yawl. Currently she lives in Rockport with her daughter Kate.
Lead Instructor, Apprenticeshop
Kevin has been teaching boat building since 1987. After graduating from VA Tech with a degree in design, Kevin moved to Maine to pursue an education in traditional boat building — at the Apprenticeshop in Bath, Maine. He also studied at Yacht Design, Inc. and worked for nine years as a professional boat builder before returning to The Apprenticeshop as lead instructor.
Bryan McCarthy, a native of Falmouth, Mass., comes to us with a degree from the University of Maine (Orono) where he studied adventure education, business marketing and natural resources. An avid and capable kayaker, McCarthy lived in southern California for many years and trained for the Olympics. He is a licensed Maine Guide and has led numerous trips on land and sea through Maine Sport Outfitters.
In 2002, McCarthy received his diploma in wooden boat construction from the Landing School. Since then, he has served as a shipwright at the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum and the Maritime Museum of San Diego (where he also taught boatbuilding and served as a deck hand and instructor on the topsail schooner Californian). In Maine, he has worked for Rockport Marine and, most recently, Front Street Shipyard in Belfast.
Waterfront Programs Director
Kevin (KC) Heyniger
KC was The Apprenticeshop’s Waterfront Programs Coordinator from 2001-2005 and rejoined us in May 2009. He brings an extensive background in youth and adult sailing, knowledge and experience with traditional and modern sailboats, teaching, ocean voyaging, boat maintenance and boatyard operations. KC is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin at Madison, holding a MS degree in Science Writing. KC, his wife Gretchen Kuhn, and their twins, Audrey and Carver make their home in Rockland.