Amanda Leighton

Chief Mate

Hometown: Cumberland, ME

School: School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston 

Previous sailing experience: I started sailing 5 years ago - and Roseway was my first ship! I have been sailing on various other tall ships since then.

Previous teaching experience: I was a deckhand/educator my first season on Roseway and the history educator on the schooner Amistad, as well as being involved in various camp/school programs on other boats.

Hobbies: Playing guitar, drawing, photography, hiking, hangin’ out with my dog

Why I’m excited to work for World Ocean School: I have always loved Roseway and have been wanting to come sail on her again for a while! She is a beautiful ship with an awesome history. Our programs are also very meaningful - it’s always amazing to see the effect Roseway has on the kids who come aboard!