Commodore Marina Batham, Director
Member since 2016, Commodore since 2020
Appointed March 2020 to fill an unexpired term - Term Expires Nov. 2021
Marina's grandparents, Jack & Ruthie Carstarphen, were founding members of the SSCA, and chartered for many years on their boats, Shellback
, and then Maverick
, out of St. Thomas, USVI. Then her parents, Teré & Michael Batham, were the next to become Commodores as they cruised aboard their 49' ketch, Sea Quest
, for 18 years. Marina is in the enviable position of having grown up knowing and understanding what the SSCA stands for and why it was started in the "old days" of the 50's. She is proud that the organization is still in operation today and looks forward to taking an active role in its future direction.
For the last 20 years, Marina has worked in senior management in the real estate industry, and prior to that, she organized very high-budget conventions all over the world. Marina is a licensed Captain and she has served as the Maui Cruising Station Host for SSCA.