John Leader, Environmental Center Director
Dr. John Leader grew up on the waters, marshes and forests around Perch Creek in Cecil County. Most of his personal and professional life has involved recreation, education, and employment related to the Chesapeake Bay. His educational pursuits have taken him around the country and overseas but the Upper Bay has always been his permanent home base, and he has recently returned to live there with his family. His undergraduate degree at the University of Maryland was in Secondary Science Education and it was teaching biology and environmental science that inspired him to return to school, first at Oregon State University, then to the University of Florida for a PhD in wetland biogeochemistry in order to better understand how to “Save the Bay” through better environmental education and science. Both his personal and professional life have always revolved around a deep attachment to the natural resources, people, and history of the Chesapeake Bay and he is happy to be joining Havre de Grace Maritime Museum and Environmental Center that seem to embody all these interests so well.
Juliette Moore, Museum Assistant
Juliette is a lifelong resident of Havre de Grace, and has a background in the music business as well as environmental activism. She holds an Associate's Degree from Harford Community College, and is also a seasonal tour guide.