Contact Clearwater

724 Wolcott Ave
Beacon, NY 12508

Phone: 845-265-8080
Fax: 206-350-5680

Email: office@clearwater.org

Departments

Executive Director

David Toman, Executive Director
he | him | his
exec@clearwater.org
845-265-8080 x7104

Administration

Contact the Administration department for all issues related to the purchasing of merchandise, accounts payable, and general information.

Erin Macchiaroli, Director of Operations
she | her | hers
erin@clearwater.org
845-265-8080 x7100

Anne Crowley, Administrative Assistant
she | her | hers
anne@clearwater.org
845-265-8080 x7101

Caitlin Zinsley, Administrative Sloop Liaison

she | her | hers

caitlin@clearwater.org

Development

Contact the Development department for all information regarding supporting Clearwater’s mission through sponsorships, planned giving, memberships, and corporate partnerships.

Meg Mayo, Director of Development & Marketing
she | her | hers
meg@clearwater.org
845-265-8080 x7118

Ann Mellor, Manager of Membership and Sloop Club Relations
she | her | hers
ann@clearwater.org
845-265-8080 x7119

Environmental Action & Green Cities

Contact our Environmental Action department for all information regarding Clearwater’s environmental advocacy, the Hudson River Watershed Alliance and environmental issues affecting the Hudson River, Hudson Valley, and New York State.

Manna Jo Greene, Environmental Action Director
she | her | hers
mannajo@clearwater.org
845-265-8080 x7113

Programs

Contact the Programs Department for all information regarding our educational programs, volunteering on the sloops as an educator, and booking sails on the Clearwater. Contact the Captain for all information related to the Sloop’s functioning, as well as for information on being employed as a crewmember.
845-265-8080 x7103

Ruthie Gold, Programs Department Director
she | her | hers
ruthie@clearwater.org
845-265-8080 x7115

Eli Schloss, Tideline Program Director
he | him | his
eli@clearwater.org
845-265-8080 x7106

Amali Knobloch, Outreach and Engagement Manager
she | her | hers
amali@clearwater.org
845-265-8080 x7107

Fredi Guevara-Prip, Onboard Program Coordinator

she | her | hers they | them | theirs
Fredi@clearwater.org
845-265-8080 x7159

Rory Kane, Captain
he | him | his
rory@clearwater.org

Alphabetical Directory

Ruthie Gold, Program Director
she | her | hers
ruthie@clearwater.org
845-265-8080 x7115

Manna Jo Greene, Environmental Action Director
she | her | hers
mannajo@clearwater.org
845-265-8080 x7113

Fredi Guevara-Prip, Onboard Program Coordinator
she | her | hers they | them | theirs
Fredi@clearwater.org
845-265-8080 x7159

Rory Kane. Captain
he | him | his
rory@clearwater.org
845-265-8080 x77114

Amali Knobloch, Outreach and Engagement Manager

she | her | hers

amali@clearwater.org
845-265-8080 x7107

Erin Macchiaroli, Director of Operations
she | her | hers
erin@clearwater.org
845-265-8080 x7100

Meg Mayo, Director of Development & Marketing
she | her | hers
meg@clearwater.org
845-265-8080 x7118

Ann Mellor, Manager of Membership and Sloop Club Relations
she | her | hers
ann@clearwater.org
845-265-8080 x7119

Eli Schloss, Tideline Program Director
he | him | his
eli@clearwater.org
845-265-8080 x7106

David Toman, Executive Director
he | him | his
exec@clearwater.org
845-265-8080 x7104

Caitlin Zinsley, Administrative Sloop Liaison
she | her | hers
caitlin@clearwater.org

Staff Bios

David Toman

Executive Director
he | him | his
exec@clearwater.org
845-265-8080 x7104

David comes to Clearwater with over 25 years of experience in nonprofit leadership, most recently as a Vice President of Operations, Chief Financial Officer, and Director of Business Functions & Human Resources at the Mohonk Preserve. Toman’s non-profit career began in the public accounting world; his love of nature guided him to the Delaware Nature Society where he held the position of Associate Director of Business & Finance for 12 years.

In his spare time, David enjoys paddling on local waterways, nature hikes with his Karelian Bear Dog, and listening to great music with his family, where they reside in New Paltz, NY.

Administration

Erin Macchiaroli

Director of Operations
she | her | hers
erin@clearwater.org
845-265-8080 x7100

Erin joined Clearwater in March of 2014 and currently manages the day-to-day operations, human resources, administration, as well as public relations at the Beacon office. Originally from Queens, NY, Erin is a US Air Force veteran and served as a command post controller in Delaware, South Korea, Oman and England. Erin holds a MA in Writing from the National University of Ireland, Galway, where she lived for the next 5 years working in rural Clare, writing, and hosting a radio show called Sunday Best. Erin also has a BA in Sociology with a minor in Painting from SUNY New Paltz. Erin is most passionate about music, writing and being outside! Erin lives in the City of Newburgh, raising a future Clearwater sailor named Dustin.

Captains

Rory Kane

Captain
he | him | his
captain@clearwater.org
845-265-8080 x7114

Born and raised in New Haven, Connecticut, Captain Rory Kane’s first sailing experience was as a volunteer aboard Clearwater in 2012. Since then, in addition to serving in nearly every position on the Sloop, he has vast experience on Tall Ships up and down the East and West Coasts, but always returned to the Hudson Valley because of the Clearwater Community. Having acquired his Captain’s License in 2019, and culminating a decade of experience, Rory is excited to rejoin Clearwater for his first season as Captain.

 

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Development

Meg Mayo

Director of Development & Marketing
she | her | hers
meg@clearwater.org
845-265-8080 x7118

Meg Mayo joined Clearwater in July 2020 and is responsible for Clearwater’s donor relations and fundraising initiatives, as well as marketing and communications activities. Prior to Clearwater, Meg was Director of Tourism for Visit Nyack, a not-for-profit destination marketing organization she co-founded to support the independent businesses of Rockland County’s river villages. Prior to that, Meg worked in New York’s book publishing industry as a sales and marketing manager, specializing in sales to non-traditional booksellers. Meg has spent her life near water, from the Lake Michigan lakefront in Milwaukee, to the banks of the Mississippi River in Minneapolis and Saint Paul, and the majestic Hudson River in New York. She currently lives with her son and twin daughters in Nyack, New York, where she enjoys cooking, reading, watching the sun and moon rise over the river, hiking Rockland County’s many trails, and exploring the bookstores, communities, and history of the Hudson Valley and beyond.

Ann Mellor

Manager of Membership and Sloop Club Relations
she | her | hers
ann@clearwater.org
845-265-8080 x7119

Ann Mellor started working at Clearwater as Development Assistant / Membership Associate in April 2009. Previously, Ann served as Membership Associate / Administrative Assistant at the Hastings Center in Garrison, NY for 7 years. She is married and lives in Beacon, NY with her husband Michael Mellor. They came to the Hudson Valley in 1984 from Rochester, NY. Ann and her husband raised their two wonderful daughters in Beacon; one daughter, Mary Joe, is married and serves in the U.S. Navy, and the other daughter, Christine, served in the Air Force and is now to be married and living in Rochester NY. In her free time, Ann loves to cook, read, travel, listen to music and watch movies.

Education

Eli Schloss

Tideline Program Director
he | him | his
eli@clearwater.org
845-265-8080 x7106

Eli grew up in Indianapolis, Indiana. He spent his childhood sailing small boats on the lakes and reservoirs there. In 1994, after graduating from New York University with a BA in Art History, he began working in shipboard education. He crewed on Soundwaters, and HMS Bounty, was the first mate on the Lettie G. Howard, and spent time on various boats in Baltimore Harbor as part of Living Classrooms Foundation. With Living Classrooms, he ran the Customized Job Training department. He has worked at Clearwater since 2005. When not on the river, he enjoys cooking, soccer and hiking with his family and dogs.

Amali Knobloch

Outreach and Engagement Manager
she | her | hers
amali@clearwater.org
845-265-8080 x7107

As the Outreach and Engagement Manager, Amali has her hands in many pots! She spends her time working to build community through strategic partnerships for the Programs Department and coordinates with Development and Operations on marketing initiatives. She also manages our sailing schedule, working closely with the Captain to keep the Clearwater busy sailing up and down the river with schools and charter groups. Amali grew up in Baltimore, Maryland and quickly developed a passion for the environment and social justice. Amali loves to read, cook, bake, and go fishing with her dad.

Amali serves on the board of the Women’s Sailing Foundation (National Women’s Sailing Association) and as the Vice-Chair of the Tall Ships America, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee.

Ruthie Gold

Program Director
she | her | hers
ruthie@clearwater.org
845-265-8080 x7115

Ruthie is thrilled to be a part of the Clearwater team as Program Director, where she plans, implements, and manages Clearwater’s educational programs. She began her career teaching high school science in Maryland and Chicago before transitioning into the nonformal education space. After working as the Student Engagement Coordinator at the Garfield Park Conservatory Alliance, she earned a master’s in Environmental Conservation Education at New York University. Since graduating, she has worked as the Manager of Secondary Education Initiatives at the Yale Program on Climate Change Communication. This, in addition to teaching at a variety of non-profit institutions including the New York Botanical Gardens, the Department of Environmental Protection, NYC Audubon, and the City Parks Foundation has solidified Ruthie’s enthusiasm for place-based learning as a means of cultivating the next generation of justice-focused environmental stewards. She lives in Brooklyn and enjoys all things outdoors. 

Environmental Action & Green Cities

Manna Jo Greene

Environmental Action Director
she | her | hers
mannajo@clearwater.org
845-265-8080 x7113

Manna Jo Greene, Clearwater’s Environmental Action Director since 2000, was formerly the Recycling Coordinator/Educator for the Ulster County Resource Recovery Agency for more than 10 years and a registered Critical Care Nurse for 22 years. She holds an AAS in Nursing, a BA in biology (pre-med) from SUNY/New Paltz, and completed course work toward a Masters in Environmental Sciences at Bard College. A lifelong environmental professional and community activist, Manna avidly supports collaborative land use planning and problem solving. Working to promote sustainable agriculture and green building and landscaping practices, she teaches communities how to integrate environmental preservation, economic prosperity (based on quality of life indicators), and social equity using effective communication. Manna also serves as Ulster County Legislator from District 19, Towns of Rosendale and Marbletown.