HOWB 067 – Interview | Diana Hennick, Visitor Services Guru at the Center for Wooden Boats

by admin on December 27, 2012

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Diana is a NOAA brat – her dad was a commissioned officer in the the NOAA Corp and met her mom – a civilian deckhand – on board a research vessel in the Bering Sea.

Diana was born in San Diego, and lived in Maryland for a few years before her family settled in Seattle. After getting her undergraduate degree in Anthropology from Western Washington University, she had the rare opportunity to do an internship at the Maritime History department of the Smithsonian Institute in Washington, DC.  This was a home run museum experience so Diana enrolled and completed her graduate degree in museology at the University of Washington.

After graduating, she worked for 4 years at the Northwest Seaport in Seattle where she had done her Masters Thesis on the historic tug Arthur Foss.  Northwest Seaport’s mission is to preserve maritime heritage thru large craft such as the Arthur Foss.

Next stop was the Center For Wooden Boats where Diana is the Visitor Services Manager today.  She loves her role of finding creative ways for the community to interact and engage with the Center as an outdoor small craft living museum.  Diana loves her parents sea stories and has taught sailing in the San Juan Islands.

Click on green player button above to listen to the interview and find out more about Diana and her adventures.

Here’s some pics to enjoy (click to enlarge):

 

The beautiful sight of wooden sailboats at CWB on Lake Union.  Photo by Wooden Boat Dan.

The beautiful sight of wooden sailboats at CWB on Lake Union. Photo by Wooden Boat Dan.

 

Virginia 5 - Steamship that part of the Mosquito Fleet of Puget Sound.  Moored next to CWB.  Awesome vessel!  Photo by Wooden Boat Dan

Virginia 5 – Steamship that was part of the Mosquito Fleet of Puget Sound. Moored next to CWB. Awesome vessel! Photo by Wooden Boat Dan

Thanks Diana for taking time for the interview.  Best to you and the CWB!

HOWB Produces First Video Interview I have produced the first ever HOWB video interview.  The interview is with Lloyd Shugart of Seattle, WA and he owns and is restoring a Ed Monk Sr. designed bridgedeck beauty.  Check out  the video here:  HookedOnWoodenBoats.com/Video1

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