Susan West

Interviewee Collection Sort descending Description Interviewer Date of Interview Location of Interview Affiliation
Sandy Semans Ross 1997 North Carolina Fisheries Reform Act

Sandy Semans Ross is a retired newspaper editor and freelance writer who has a deep connection with the coastal communities and seafood industry. Born in a coal mining town in West Virginia, Ross moved to coastal communities due to her father's Navy service, where she developed a love for seafood. Ross's professional career includes working as a newspaper editor and doing freelance work for various publications. She is also the Executive Director of Outer Banks Catch, an organization dedicated to promoting locally caught seafood and supporting the local fishing industry.

Susan West Stumpy Point, NC Carolina Coastal Voices
Jerry Schill 1997 North Carolina Fisheries Reform Act

Jerry Schill was born and raised in a small agricultural community in Pennsylvania, where his father served as the town's Postmaster. The family also owned a farm, and Schill learned to milk cows by hand from a young age. After high school, he joined the Air Force, during which time he got married. He has been married for nearly 48 years, has four children, ten grandchildren, and one great-grandchild. Schill moved to North Carolina and became involved in the state's fisheries.

Susan West New Bern, NC Carolina Coastal Voices