Beverley King, Project Manager
Beverley began her career working with Abitibi Price in Buchans as a Clerk Accountant with the Mineral Exploration Department. She continued working in the Mining/Exploration field as an Exploration Assistant with various mining companies including BP Canada, Royal Oak Mines and Voisey’s Bay Nickel. Beverley joined the Wooden Boat Museum of NL in 2008 as the Administrative Assistant and became the Project Manager in 2009. She is experienced in Project Management, Human Resources, Office Administration and Occupational Health and Safety. Beverley makes her home in Winterton.
Jerome Canning, Boat Builder
Jerome first began boatbuilding in Placentia Bay, NL, where he spent his summers fishing with his father and brothers and building boats during the winter. Those early boats were used as part of his family’s fishing enterprise or sold to commercial fisher persons. In 1983, Jerome received a Diploma in Small Craft Design from the Department of Naval Architecture at the Marine Institute in St. John’s. Since then, Jerome has continued to build wooden boats, some of which have been featured in Newfoundland and Labrador cultural heritage celebrations including a Norse Faering,a French Chaloupe, Grand Bank Dories and a number of Newfoundland Punts. Jerome has worked with the Wooden Boat Museum of Newfoundland and Labrador since 2009 as WBMNL’s Master Builder and Boatbuilding Instructor.
Crystal Braye, Folklorist
Crystal Braye received her Bachelor of Arts in Cultural Anthropology from Wilfrid Laurier University in 2008 before completing her Masters of Arts in Folklore at Memorial University of Newfoundland and Labrador. During her time at MUN, Crystal’s work focused on documenting root cellars for the Heritage Foundation of Newfoundland and Labrador, with additional research on Newfoundland’s “Screech-In” customs and mummering traditions. She is presently on the board of directors for the Mummers Festival and has been working as a folklorist for the Wooden Boat Museum of Newfoundland and Labrador since 2012. Crystal is responsible for WBMNL’s cultural heritage research which includes the documentation of traditional design, construction and use of wooden boats in their unique community contexts and the collection of stories and experiences of the people who built and used wooden boats throughout the province.
Jeremy Harnum, Assistant Folklorist
Jeremy’s interest in wooden boats started at a young age after countless visits to the Winterton Boat Building and Community Museum in the early 2000s, where his sister Lori was working during that time. Constant intrigue over the years eventually led to him apply for a summer position as a tour guide. Jeremy started working with the Museum in 2008, while still in high school, and was inspired to shape his career path for work in the heritage sector. Over the years, Jeremy has played many roles with WBMNL including Tour Guide, Programming Assistant, Assistant Curator, and Museum Manager. Since completing his Bachelor of Arts in Folklore at Memorial University, Jeremy has joined WBMNL’s documentation efforts and is presently working on new exhibit materials to be added to the Museum in summer 2015. He enjoys photography, Newfoundland history, playing music with his band and collecting vinyl records.
Glennys Coates, Assistant Manager
Originally from Brownsdale, coming from a large family, the daughter of a fisherman, Glennys grew up around the wooden boats. She has lived in Winterton for the past 26 years, married to well-known Wood Carver, Kevin Coates, with 2 children. She worked within the fishery herself up until the Cod Moratorium, then moved on to receive a diploma in Office Administration. For the next year and a half, Glennys would be employed with the Dept. of Child, Youth & Family Services as an Information Management Tech. I. She was first introduced with the Wooden Boat Museum of Newfoundland & Labrador in 2010 where she worked as a Tour Guide, returning the following season as the Assistant Manager. Presently, she is working with Newfoundland & Labrador Public Library and a seasonal position with the Wooden Boat Museum of Newfoundland & Labrador. A Volunteer in the community; loves dabbling in skits for local fundraisers, working with children, and while at the Wooden Boat Museum of Newfoundland & Labrador, Glennys is reminded of her roots growing up in a family involved in the fishery. Any spare time, she’ll be spending it with her Nikon.