Heather Ruhsam

Executive Director

Katie Barker

Finance & Business Operations Director

Hillary Keimig

Communications & Marketing Manager

Linda Riggs

Office Administrator

Ashley Householder

Director of Exhibits and Programs

Board of Directors

Gus Carlson


James A. Hilton, Sr.


Sandra Snider Askew

Margaret D. Comfort

Charles A. Dana

Dick Franyo

Peter Gerard

Robert B. Haines, Jr.

David G. Houck

Pam Rorke Levy

Andrew S. Rose

Frank Savage

Richard Jepsen


Tom Whidden

Vice President

Christopher L. Otorowski


William Campbell

C. Richard D'Amato

David K. Elwell, Jr.

Drew Freides

James B. Gubelmann

Sally Helme

Gary Jobson

Ewell C. Potts III

Arthur Santry

W. Crayton Walters III

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Museum Store and Visitor Experience Manager

Museum Store and Ticket Associates

Museum Experience Associates

Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteers are vital to the visitor experience at The Sailing Museum. Volunteer time, knowledge and enthusiasm are important contributions that support the museum’s mission and enrich the experience of everyone who passes through our doors.

Volunteers serve as ambassadors for the museum by greeting visitors and members, and assisting with exhibit and activity understanding.

Anyone interested in sharing their love of sailing and Newport is encouraged to join our inaugural volunteer corps at The Sailing Museum!

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365 Thames Street

Newport, RI 02840