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New SBMM Board Secretary

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Wilson Quarré has been named Board Secretary of Santa Barbara Maritime Museum. Wilson also serves as the Navigators Circle Committee Chair and Marketing Committee Chair.

Wilson is a sixth generation Californian who has lived in the Santa Barbara area for more than thirty-five years. He has BA and MBA degrees from Pepperdine University, Graziadio School of Business. Wilson was President of Avoco International and President/CEO of A I C International Marketing Corporation. Wilson has been representing clients in Real Estate for over a decade with Sotheby’s International Realty, Upper Village Office.

Wilson has previously been a Trustee of Knowlwood Tennis Club and Santa Barbara Historical Museum.

Wilson has two children (Amy and Thomas) and lives with his wife Peggy Wiley in their Riviera home along with dog, “Dutcher” (Bouvier), chickens and bees.

New SBMM Board Vice President


Don Barthelmess has been named Board Vice President of the Santa Barbara Maritime Museum. He also serves as Chair of the Museum’s Facility Committee. Don is a Professor of Marine Technology at Santa Barbara City College, where he has worked for twenty seven years training professional commercial divers. Prior to that, he worked as a deep submersible pilot and diver for International Underwater Contractors, Inc. and served as Manager of their Pacific division in Ventura.

He and his wife Carol Kallman live on the Mesa.