Amanda Weischedel joined Tall Ships America as the Administrative Coordinator in October 2021. She earned a BS in Marketing from Caldwell University with the intention of using her business education to aid non-profits in achieving their goals. Prior to this position, she worked many years in early education. During her freshman year of college, she sailed aboard the Hudson River Sloop Clearwater as a deckhand apprentice. There she discovered her love for Tall Ships and their unique programs, merging her experience in teaching with her newfound passion for sailing. Amanda also spent time in the business world, working for a private marketing firm to hone her skills within the industry and learn ways to help businesses grow. When not talking about Tall Ships or working towards her MBA, Amanda enjoys spending time with her dog, Mason, and cooking different dishes from around the world.