NOAA Office of Coastal Management | National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

NOAA Office of Coastal Management

Interviewee Description Interviewer Date of Interview Location of Interview Affiliation Collection
Laurie Sommers


Biographical Note: Laurie Kay Sommers is a freelance folklorist and historic preservation consultant based in Okemos, Michigan. She has been writing about Michigan history and culture since the 1970’s.

Amanda Holmes Leland, MI National Working Waterfront Network, National Sea Grant Law Center, NOAA Office of Coastal Management, Maine Sea Grant College Program, NOAA Preserve America Initiative Voices from the Working Waterfront Oral History Project
William Needelman

Biographical Note:
William “Bill” Needelman is the Waterfront Coordinator for the City of Portland, Maine. He was born in Portland, Maine on April 3, 1964.

Kristen Grant Portland, ME National Working Waterfront Network, National Sea Grant Law Center, NOAA Office of Coastal Management, Maine Sea Grant College Program, NOAA Preserve America Initiative Voices from the Working Waterfront Oral History Project
Sherrie Miller


Biographical Note:
Sherrie Miller is a resident of Panacea, Florida born on December 19, 1961. She works in her family’s restaurant, Posey’s Restaurant, and serves as the Vice- Chairman of the Panacea Waterfronts Florida Partnership.

Anna Hamilton Panacea, FL National Working Waterfront Network, National Sea Grant Law Center, NOAA Office of Coastal Management, Maine Sea Grant College Program, NOAA Preserve America Initiative Voices from the Working Waterfront Oral History Project
Lewis Lawrence

Biographical Note:
Lewis “Lewie” Lawrence is the Executive Director of the Middle Peninsula Planning District Commission in Saluda, Virginia.

David Caruso Saluda, VA National Working Waterfront Network, National Sea Grant Law Center, NOAA Office of Coastal Management, Maine Sea Grant College Program, NOAA Preserve America Initiative Voices from the Working Waterfront Oral History Project
Peter Katich

Biographical Note:
​​​​​​Peter Katich is the Senior Planner for the City of Gig Harbor, Washington. Peter was born in April 1954. He has worked in the planning field for 37 years.

Shelly Leavens Gig Harbor, WA National Working Waterfront Network, National Sea Grant Law Center, NOAA Office of Coastal Management, Maine Sea Grant College Program, NOAA Preserve America Initiative Voices from the Working Waterfront Oral History Project
Sarah Garcia

Biographical Note:
Sarah Garcia is Community Development Director and Harbor Planning Director for the City of Gloucester, Massachusetts.

Kenneth Walker Gloucester, MA National Working Waterfront Network, National Sea Grant Law Center, NOAA Office of Coastal Management, Maine Sea Grant College Program, NOAA Preserve America Initiative Voices from the Working Waterfront Oral History Project
Wayne Davis

Biographical Note:
Wayne Davis is a commercial lobsterman from Tremont, Maine.

Natalie Springuel Tremont, ME National Working Waterfront Network, National Sea Grant Law Center, NOAA Office of Coastal Management, Maine Sea Grant College Program, NOAA Preserve America Initiative Voices from the Working Waterfront Oral History Project
Shey Conover

Biographical Note:
Shey Conover is the Chief Operating Officer at the Island Institute in Rockland, Maine. She was born on March 5, 1980.

Julia Beaty Rockland, ME National Working Waterfront Network, National Sea Grant Law Center, NOAA Office of Coastal Management, Maine Sea Grant College Program, NOAA Preserve America Initiative Voices from the Working Waterfront Oral History Project
Larry Collins

Biographical Note:
Larry Collins is President of the San Francisco Community Fishing Association. He was born on July 28, 1957.

Carrie Pomeroy San Francisco, CA National Working Waterfront Network, National Sea Grant Law Center, NOAA Office of Coastal Management, Maine Sea Grant College Program, NOAA Preserve America Initiative Voices from the Working Waterfront Oral History Project
Charlie Albertson

Charlie Albertson is a former North Carolina Senator from Beaulaville, North Carolina.  He was born in 1932.

Barbara Garrity-Blake Beaulaville, NC National Working Waterfront Network, National Sea Grant Law Center, NOAA Office of Coastal Management, Maine Sea Grant College Program, NOAA Preserve America Initiative Voices from the Working Waterfront Oral History Project