Joee Patterson

Originally from Anchorage, Alaska, Joee came to Maine in 2007 to pursue her interest in sailing traditionally rigged vessels. In the time since she has cultivated a diverse skill set in the marine trades working at boat yards in Midcoast Maine, and restoring and sailing traditional boats with her husband. In 2016 Joee realized her dream of working in Antarctica, where she was able to fulfill her lifelong fascination with the intricacy of the natural world, and her love of the sea with a position as a Marine Technician in the US Antarctic Program. When Joee is not participating in sailing voyages or science expeditions, she is at home in Lincolnville indulging her passion for nature through photography and contributing to science education and environmental stewardship in Maine.