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Beverley King, Project Manager | The Wooden Boat Museum of Newfoundland & Labrador

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 Hant’s Harbour.

Glennys Coates, Museum Manager | The Wooden Boat Museum of Newfoundland & Labrador

Glennys Coates, Museum Manager

Originally from Brownsdale, Glennys has lived in Winterton for the past thirty years. She is the daughter of a fishermen, and worked in the fishery herself until the 1992 Cod Moratorium. She moved on to receive a Diploma in Office Administration and work for the Department of Child, Youth & Family Services and Eastern Health. Glennys first became involved with the Wooden Boat Museum of Newfoundland & Labrador in 2010 when she worked as a Tour Guide. She returned the following season as the Assistant Manager and now she has taken on the role of Museum Manager. Her time spent working in the heritage sector reminds of her roots growing up in a fishing family. In addition to her role with the Museum, Glennys is also a Librarian with the Newfoundland & Labrador Public Library. She spends time volunteering the in the community where she enjoys working with children and loves to dabble in skits for local fundraisers. In her spare time, she can often be found with her camera close by.

Jerome Canning, Boat Builder | The Wooden Boat Museum of Newfoundland & Labrador

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 | The Wooden Boat Museum of Newfoundland & Labrador

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 research focused on documenting root cellars for the Heritage Foundation of Newfoundland and Labrador, with additional work on Newfoundland’s “Screech-In” customs and active involvement with the Mummers Festival. She is presently on the board of directors for the Historic Sites Association and Legendary Coasts of Eastern Newfoundland 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.