Captain Brazier, Carla Scocchi, Lindsey G. Pinkham, and Cynthia M. Prosser helped found the Maine Ocean School, a new magnet high school dedicated to the maritime arts. They will each speak to their individual careers in the maritime field and the school which brought them together.
Monet Brazier was raised in western Maine and graduated from Hebron Academy, and onto Maine Maritime Academy in 2006. She graduated in 2010/11 with a Bachelor of Science in Marine Transportation (i.e. small vessel operations, now known as vessel operations and technology) and earned a United States Coast Guard 1600 Ton Mate License. After sailing aboard tall ships, private yachts, and oil spill response vessels worldwide she became a licensed real estate agent and a year later became a licensed real estate auctioneer. She is a member of the board of directors of the Maine Harbor Masters Association and is the assistant Harbor Master for the Town of Stockton Springs. You’ll find her driving across the state showing waterfront properties, skiing at Sunday River, canoeing, flyfishing, or sailing in Penobscot Bay.
She is an original member of the Maine Ocean School Foundation’s Board of Directors, and the Maine Ocean School’s Social Media Coordinator.
Carla Scocchi comes to the Maine Ocean School with a background in experiential marine education. Her work experience includes positions at Sea Education Association (SEA Semester) in Woods Hole, MA, Boothbay Sea & Science Center, Maine Maritime Academy, and University of Maine Cooperative Extension. She has taught STEM subjects at almost every level – in and out of the classroom – from adult to undergraduate to K-12 audiences.
Carla holds a B.Sc. from the University of Rhode Island in Marine Biology, a USCG merchant mariner’s license, and is a certified Physical & Life Science teacher in Maine. She is also a candidate for a Master’s in Science Teaching (MST) degree through the University of Maine’s RiSE (Research in STEM Education) Center.
Lindsey G. Pinkham is a 2004 graduate of Maine Maritime Academy’s Marine Transportation Operations program and holds an unlimited deck license. Since graduation, she has shipped on oil spill cleanup vessels, tugs and bulk cargo carriers. In 2007 she started her company Midcoast First Aid LLC. to provide United States Coast Guard approved training here in Maine focusing on safety courses. She currently runs her company out of the office in Thomaston, Maine as well as being the Northeast District Manager for Downeast Maritime Inc. another USCG approved training school with offices in Maine and South Carolina.
Cynthia Prosser is the oldest of two sisters and was raised by her mom in downeast Maine. Growing up with Mount Desert Island in her backyard she quickly developed a life-long passion for the ocean and being on the water. She is a 2006 graduate of Maine Maritime Academy with a BS in Marine Transportation Operations and is currently living in the midcoast and teaches high school math.