Meet the Team

The Seattle Maritime Academy faculty are all active or retired merchant mariners with years of experience and real-life sea stories to enhance the curriculum. In addition, our dedicated staff – many of whom are also former mariners – are committed to each student’s successful completion of their training program.

Administrative/Operational Staff

  • Dale Bateman – Associate Dean
  • Danny Blanchard – Port Captain & Vessel Captain
  • Barbara Ceiga – Administrative Assistant
  • Allison Demmert – Port Engineer
  • Mark Pickett – Simulator Operator & Vessel Captain

Faculty

  • Meredith Anderson – Engineering Instructor
  • Al Bruce – Engineering Instructor
  • Thomas Crotty – Engineering Instructor
  • Christopher DiNottia – Deck Instructor & Vessel Captain
  • Robert Earle – Deck Instructor & Vessel Captain
  • Robert Reeder – Deck Instructor
  • Steve Rochester – Engineering Instructor
  • Robert van Kregten – Engineering Instructor