Mary Leavens, Executive Director
Mary joined the Havre de Grace Maritime Museum as the Executive Director in December 2017. She was born in Havre de Grace and is a lifelong resident of Harford County. During her career, Mary has worked at Harford Community College in Corporate Training, College & Alumni Development and was the Executive Director of their Foundation. She was also the Executive Director of the Humane Society of Harford County and later worked as Practice Manager for three Harford County veterinary clinics. She is highly skilled in fundraising, event planning and execution, employee relations, grant writing, budgeting and financial management, donor relations and customer service. Mary is very people-oriented and thoroughly enjoys working with our visitors as well as with the businesses and people of Havre de Grace. She is excited to be part of the Maritime Museum and looks forward to making our Museum the very best in the region.
Logan Poore, Environmental Center Project Coordinator
Logan graduated from Salisbury University, where he studied Environmental Science and Geographic Information Science. While at Salisbury, Logan interned with Dr. Eric Liebgold and Dr. Tami Ransom for their research of “Population Size, Habitat Preferences, and Genetic Diversity of the Spotted Turtle (Clemmys guttata)”, on the Delmarva Peninsula. He helped map populations, conduct spatial analysis, and worked in the field to analyze populations throughout the Peninsula. He also was a lab aid for Dr. Gina Bloodworth, where he helped students with an assortment of different biological and geographic studies. After some time in North Carolina, Logan came back home to Havre de Grace, where he had lived for most of his life. Logan began spending time volunteering at the Environmental Center, and later was offered a position. Logan is currently the Project Coordinator for the Environmental Center, where he is working to get the Environmental Center on the leading edge of environmental advocacy for the Upper Chesapeake Bay and Lower Susquehanna River.
Sarah Shpak, Environmental Center Educator
Sarah graduated from the University of Delaware where she studied Wildlife Conservation. As a fighting Blue Hen, her studies brought her to Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands where she discovered that the environmental world was her true calling. After graduating, she spent a year as an AmeriCorps member with the National Park service at Point Reyes National Seashore in Northern California, where her wildlife monitoring skills were put to the test as a surveyor of Elephant Seals, Spotted Owls, and Snowy Plovers. Her love for seasons and the east coast brought her back to her home state of Maryland where she spent some time working for the USFWS at Patuxent Wildlife Refuge as a Wildlife Technician. Continuing her work for public lands, she traveled to North Dakota and Montana, where she served as a Wilderness Fellow for that region. Most recently, Sarah was brought to Havre de Grace in 2013 where she reclaimed her love for the Chesapeake Bay and its values. She was an Environmental Educator at North Bay Adventure in Northeast, Maryland, where she challenged middle school students to think about how their current actions and choices impact their future, community, and environment. She continues to carry on the North Bay motto as the Environmental Center Educator at the Maritime Museum, where she aims to inspire youth and adults through environmental experiences.
Juliette Moore, Admin. Asst.
Juliette is a lifelong resident of Havre de Grace, and has an educational background in the performing arts. She has been involved in environmental activism at both the local and national level with multiple organizations, and has lead seasonal walking tours around Havre de Grace for the past couple of years, in addition to numerous creative ventures.
Laura Chouinard, Front Desk Receptionist/Customer Service
Laura is originally from Virginia and moved to Maryland about 5 years ago. She has a
Bachelor's degree in Criminal Justice Administration and has over 10 years of experience in the administrative field. Prior to working at the museum, she worked as a marketing specialist for a government contractor, and is currently using those skills here at the museum to help increase our social media presence and other various administrative/marketing needs. Laura’s customer service skills are strong and she is an asset to our museum team.
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