Josh Anderson

Josh Anderson to Helm CWB

Schelleen Rathkopf Nautical News

Josh AndersonThe Center for Wooden Boats (CWB) Board of Trustees recently announced that Josh Anderson will take the helm at the organization beginning on April 1, 2020. An accomplished boat builder, business owner, and author, Anderson joined CWB in October 2016. He has served in many capacities at CWB, including as Lead Boatwright, Maritime Operations Manager, and Programs Director. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, a master’s in Maritime Management, a certificate in Traditional Boatbuilding, and 25-Ton U.S. Coast Guard master’s license.

Since joining CWB, Anderson has launched program offerings at the Wagner Education Center, which opened in March 2019. His impressive skills and passion for maritime heritage make him the optimal leader to carry on the mission of the Center that was established by Dick and Colleen Wagner more than forty years ago.

“I am humbled and honored for the opportunity to steward The Center for Wooden Boats’ next chapter. Wooden boats have a special way of connecting people with one another and I am excited to help build on that community here in Seattle,” said Anderson.

Anderson succeeds Brandt Faatz, who is retiring after serving as Executive Director since 2016. The Center for Wooden Boats promotes Northwest maritime heritage through education, interpretation, and hands-on experience in building, maintaining, and using small craft. Learn more at

Schelleen Rathkopf

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Schelleen Rathkopf is Managing Editor of Northwest Yachting magazine and Owner and Producer of Whidbey Island Race Week (now Point Roberts Race Week). She is also the producer of the SHE Regatta, a new all women regatta in Seattle.

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