Board Of Directors

You may contact any member of our Board or any Board Committee Chairs, to provide comment, report concerns, or to ask a question. Correspondence may be addressed to any individual director, the committee chairs, or any committee group through the chairperson by selecting their name from the list below.


Sam Reid
President, Wood Island LSS Association


Steve Marthouse


CDR Timothy R. Dring, USNR (Ret.)
Lifeboat Historian and Author


Yvette Dills

Clerk / Secretary

Michael S. Carlson, M.D.
Tillamook Bay LSS Preservation Project


Jim Hall
Site Administrator for the Erie Maritime Musuem - employed by PA Historical & Museum Commission

Kimberly Mann
Historical Architect, Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore

Laura J. Quackenbush
Consultant, Great Lakes History and Interpretation
Cultural Resource Management

Laura Scharle
Former Manager, Indian River Life-Saving Station Museum

Frederick Stonehouse, M.A.
President, Marquette Maritime Museum

Jeff Shook Owner, USCG Station St. Clair Flats
President, Michigan Lighthouse Conservancy

Ken Arbogast

Jim Warchall

John Loper
Chairperson, U.S. Life-Saving Station #30, Ocean City, NJ

Advisory Board

Richard M. Boonisar
Past President, USLSSHA
Owner, Gurnet Life-Saving Station

Robert Browning, Ph.D. (Ret.)
Historian, U.S. Coast Guard

William Clark
Owner, USCG Station West Quoddy Head

CAPT Dana A. Goward, USCG (Ret.)
Former Chief, Office of Boat Forces

Debbie Allyn Jett
Historian, Researcher, and Contributing Writer

Dennis L. Noble, Ph.D.
Maritime Historian and Author

Ralph Shanks, M.A.
Maritime Historian, Anthropologist and Author

CAPT W. Russell Webster, USCG (Ret.)
Maritime Historian and Author

Wick York
Historic Preservation Consultant

Committees and Chairpersons:

Finance: Yvette Dills

Publications: Ken Arbogast

Marketing/Outreach: Laura Scharle

Membership Services: Tim Dring

Historical Stations: Mike Carlson

Surfman Registry: Tim Dring

Information Technology: Jeff Shook

Photo Left and Above: Barview, Oregon c.1910.  The Tillamook Bay Life-Saving Station crew pose before launching their surfboat in good weather.

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