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A cow, Dave, Bob, and Stockton

Stockton Reece, Executive Director

Stockton joined CBB as Project Director in August of 2015, bringing years of experience in non-profit management consulting and fundraising. He is responsible for all of CBB’s administrative functions. Stockton grew up sailing and boating on Cape Cod, graduated from Colgate University, and earned his MBA at the University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business. Joining Community Boat Building presented an ideal opportunity to combine his passions for the water, education, and social entrepreneurship.

Bob McCarty

Bob has been an educator in high needs urban school districts for many years. He loves building boats, so the job at CBB is a dream come true! Prior to working for CBB, he was a principal in Massachusetts and Washington, DC. He earned his master’s degree from the University of Massachusetts and his bachelor’s degree for the University of Vermont. He currently teaches students in Charlestown at Harvard-Kent and Warren-Prescott Elementary Schools and directs our Summer Program. 

Dave Pippin

Prior to taking the job at CBB, Dave lived on an island in the Salish Sea. After reading a WoodenBoat article about what was then called Boston Family Boatbuilding (WB #206, Jan/Feb 2009), Dave contacted our founder, John Rowse, about sharing ideas. John sent Dave a plan of the Periwinkle Jr, and Dave built it with his middle school students. Eventually the two boatbuilding teachers met, and Dave volunteered for day in the old shop at the Charlestown Navy Yard. He currently teaches students at Young Achievers Science and Mathematics Pilot School, Nathan Hale Elementary, and Roger Clap Elementary. He is also in charge of boat sales and the volunteer program. In the summer he's a ranger with the National Park Service. 


Janell Lamons 

When Janell was in fifth grade, she was in Mr. Pippin’s first boat building group at Young Achievers. After working with her group to finish their boat, , she came to Family Science Night to show off the boats and explain the boatbuilding process to parents. She was an ambassador again during an event with WBUR and Science Friday. In sixth grade, Janell became a boatshop apprentice, working with fifth graders to help them in the school shop. She  also came in to the Seaport shop on the half days of school and during the summer to work on unfinished boats. We are so excited and  grateful to have an awesome great boat builder like Janell join us this year. With Janell’s help, we are able to get a jump on work for the fall..  We are glad Janell put her time and effort into something that she likes doing outside of school and hope she continues to grow here as an employee of CBB.

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