Shawn Ridgley

Shawn RidgleyTenure at CBF: 2006-Present

Prior Experience:

  • Skipjack Captain (2017)
  • Karen Noonan Environmental Education Program Captain/Assistant Manager (2006–2016)

  • Skipjack Captain and Educator for Living Classrooms in Baltimore

  • Captain delivering yachts throughout the Caribbean Sea

  • Sailing Instructor at the Annapolis Sailing School

  • During his 13 years with the sailing school he taught from Maine to Venezuela, visiting multiple ports in between

  • USCG Certified Captain, Sailing Endorsement

Born and raised on Maryland’s Eastern Shore, from a very early age, Shawn knew the water was where he wanted to be.  Teaching on the Chesapeake, he shares his love for the Bay's rich history, culture, and ecology with as many as possible.


Share Your Clean Water Story

What does the Bay, its rivers and streams mean to you? What impact have the Bay and its local waters had on your life? We'd like to know.

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Do you enjoy working with others to help clean the Chesapeake Bay? Do you have a few hours to spare? Whether growing oysters, planting trees, or helping in our offices, there are plenty of ways you can contribute.