Meet the Crew


Crew members
Name: Tony Anderson
Position: Master, Pacific Grace
Joined the S.A.L.T.S. crew: 1981
Why do you like to work at S.A.L.T.S.? "I enjoy helping to provide a challenging experience for young people where they can explore being themselves, feel safe and grow."
Name: Cayla Coleman
Position: Watch Officer, Pacific Swift
Joined the S.A.L.T.S. crew: 2014
Why do you like to work at S.A.L.T.S?  "Living in such an intentional, accepting and adventurous community is an incredible way to grow closer to God and those around us. I'm excited to walk alongside youth and to see them as excited, challenged, encouraged and changed through their experience with SALTS as I have been."
Name:  Saidy Coyne
Position: Cook, Pacific Swift
Joined the S.A.L.T.S. crew: 2016
Why do you like to work at S.A.L.T.S.? "I'm really excited to be a part of the incredible community that forms on our ships and to be a small part of the huge transformation that can happen in a trainee's life."
Name: Tristan Hedley
Position: Master, Pacific Swift
Joined the S.A.L.T.S. crew: 2008
Why do you like to work at S.A.L.T.S.? "Exploring an amazing coastline with an amazing group of people."
Name: Rebecca Hedley
Position: First Mate, Pacific Swift
Joined the S.A.L.T.S. crew: 2012
Why do you like to work at S.A.L.T.S.?  "The opportunity to share God's creation within the strength of community."
Name: Steven Atkinson
Position: Bosun, Pacific Swift
Joined the S.A.L.T.S. crew: 2016
Why do you like to work at S.A.L.T.S.?  "I love working with young people, sailing and talking about what's important while getting to explore this amazing coastline."
Name: Sam Vaale
Position: First Mate (and Relief Captain), Pacific Grace
Joined the S.A.L.T.S. crew: 2009
Why do you like to work at S.A.L.T.S.?: "I love the opportunity to explore God's creation in such a unique setting."

Shoreside Staff
Name: Loren Hagerty
Position: Executive Director
Linked In Profile: www.linkedin.com/in/lorenhagerty
Joined the S.A.L.T.S. team: 2006
Why do you like to work at S.A.L.T.S.? "Young people are the future of our nation, and they need mentorship from caring adults. The SALTS program provides an ideal environment for youth development and the exploration of God's beautiful creation, which points us toward Him (Psalm 93:4, Psalm 19:1, Romans 1:20)."
Name: John Andrachuk
Position: Boat Sales Manager (and Relief Captain)
Joined the S.A.L.T.S. team: 1999
Why do you like to work at S.A.L.T.S.? "I love the chance to build and encourage a community through our beautiful boats and coastline."
Name: Glynis Gittens
Position: Reservations Assistant
Joined the S.A.L.T.S. team: 2013
Why do you like to work at S.A.L.T.S.? "I am very excited to use my gift for administration in service, and to know that we are changing lives with every sailing."
Name: David Eggert
Position: Director of Development (and Relief Captain)
Joined the S.A.L.T.S. team: 1985
Why do you like to work at S.A.L.T.S.? "Because it changes lives!"
 
Name: Patrick Sharman
Position: Shop Foreman
Joined the S.A.L.T.S. team: 1993
Why do you like to work at S.A.L.T.S.? "Being able to put my talents to use for a Christ centred ministry."
  Name: Sherilyn Thomson
Position: Booking Manager
Joined the S.A.L.T.S. team: 2015
Why do you like to work at S.A.L.T.S.? "There are so many reasons! One of my favourites is hearing from past trainees and their parents about how the SALTS experience truly changed their lives."
Name: Kelly Wilkinson
Position: Finance Manager
Joined the S.A.L.T.S. team: 2014
Why do you like to work at S.A.L.T.S.? "SALTS is a dynamic blend of Christian mentorship and professionalism. It is a blessing to use my gifts and to be a part of young people's personal and spiritual growth."
Name: Sarah Gray

Position: Communications Coordinator

Joined the S.A.L.T.S. team: 2013

Why do you like to work at S.A.L.T.S.? "I love seeing young people transformed while experiencing life on board our tall ships. I am thrilled to be using my passion for the program as a tool to help other people experience SALTS."


 

Board of Directors
 
A dedicated group of volunteers provides policy governance oversight to our Executive Director. They are:
  • Derek Rand, Board Chairperson; Retired Accountant
  • Ryan Smith, Board Vice-Chairperson; Engineer and Manager
  • Thelma Kooijman, Board Secretary; Student and Business Owner
  • Megan Parrish, Board Treasurer; Accountant
  • Jim Huzzey, Retired Director of Internal Audit, Maritime Forces Pacific
  • Kerri Morash, Registered Nurse
  • Jason Nassichuk, Naval Architect
  • Cathy Clarke, Business Owner