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Stockton Reece, Executive Director

Stockton joined CBB as Executive 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.

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Bob McCarty, Boat Building Teacher

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 Elementary School. 

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Tim Smith, Boat Building Teacher

Tim’s work with Community Boat Building brings together three of his lifelong passions: youth mentoring, design, and woodworking. Tim has combined tutoring, coaching, and youth mentoring with a 35 year career as an architect dedicated to affordable housing in MA and seven states east of the Mississippi. Joining CBB in 2023, Tim is excited to be teaching woodworking in a setting that takes into account design and engineering in the fabrication of CBB's lovely Periwinkle. Tim earned a master’s degree in Architecture from MIT and a bachelor’s degree in social sciences from UC Berkeley.  Tim lives in the Hyde Park neighborhood of Boston and can be found biking and hiking in the Blue Hills when time permits.

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Alta Tarala

Alta directs the CBB summer program and teaches boat building at the Haley School in Roslindale. Alta has been a woodworker/ since 2013, bringing the magic on hands-on learning to students around the Boston area.


Janell Lamons 

Janell is a graduate of the CBB boat building program at the Young Achievers School in Mattapan. After excelling while building a boat with her team, Janell took on a leadership position helping to guide other students through their boat building projects as well. When she's not in school, Janell helps out with the boats at our shop and and our summer programs.

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