With the retirement of Brandt Faatz, Josh Anderson steps into new role

The Center for Wooden Boats (CWB) Board of Trustees recently announced that Josh Anderson will take the helm for the organization on April 1. An accomplished boat builder, business owner, and author, Anderson joined CWB in October 2016. He has served in multiple capacities at CWB, including as Lead Boatwright, Maritime Operations Manager and Programs Director. He holds a Bachelors in Business Administration, a Masters in Maritime Management, a Certificate in Traditional Boatbuilding, and 25-Ton US Coast Guard Masters license. 

Since joining CWB, Anderson has launched multiple new program offerings bringing life to the Wagner Education Center which opened in March 2019. His impressive skills and passion for maritime heritage make him the optimal leader to carry on the mission established by Dick and Colleen Wagner more than forty years ago. 

“I am humbled and honored for the opportunity to steward The Center for Wooden Boats’ next bright chapter. Wooden boats have a special way of connecting people with one another and I am excited to help build on that community here in Seattle,” said Anderson. 

Anderson succeeds Brandt Faatz, who is retiring after serving as Executive Director since 2016. CWB invites supporters to join both Faatz and Anderson at their annual Gala and Auction on April 4. More information and tickets are available on www.cwb.org/auction

The Center for Wooden Boats promotes northwest maritime heritage through education, interpretation and hands-on experience in building, maintaining and using small craft. It’s a thriving community that creates equitable access to empowering maritime experiences. Learn more at www.cwb.org.