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  Our Staff  

Greg Penta


Greg Penta is a Falmouth resident who grew up spending his summers on the waters of Falmouth, the Vineyard, and Nantucket Sound.  Greg is an avid boater and experienced fisherman who is familiar with the local waters and fishing “hot spots.”  When Greg was a teenager, he worked as a deckhand on the charter boats "High Hopes" and "Double Eagle" from Falmouth Harbor.  Greg spent two years at the United States Coast Guard Academy before graduating from Assumption College in 2002 with a dual major in economics and psychology.  Since that time, Greg worked for twelve years in the insurance industry while also working in social services on a part-time basis.  Greg is experienced working with children; he enjoys coaching youth basketball, introducing children to the marine environment, and has worked as a therapeutic mentor for at-risk youth at both Child & Family Services and Family Continuity in Hyannis, MA.


Aliza Ray


Aliza is a marine biologist with a background in environmental science.  During summers growing up, she loved exploring tide pools, salt marshes, and kettle ponds on Cape Cod with her family.  Aliza's excitement for the natural world lead her into the field of science.  Her love of fishing comes from the days she worked as a fisheries management observer aboard commercial fishing boats in the waters off New England.  Forgoing sleep and steady ground, she was lucky enough to see some of the amazing flora and fauna in the ocean.  Aliza earned her master's degree from the University of New Hampshire where she studied the effects of ocean acidification on winter flounder otoliths.  She is passionate about teaching scientific literacy and environmental stewardship to kids.

Jamie Bechta


Jamie has summered in Falmouth since 2002 and is a graduate of Worcester Academy. In addition to being a knowledgable fisherman with a broad range of experience from freshwater flyfishing to chasing offshore tuna, Jamie has worked as a youth soccer coach and has spent four years as a ski instructor at Wachusett Mountain.  Jamie is fluent in french, enjoys teaching and sharing his positive energy with children, and is a sophomore at Colorado College in Colorado Springs where he majors in economics with plans to work in international business.  

Jake Drapkin


A Northborough native and freshman at Penn State University, Jake is a long-time summer resident of Sandwich.  Jake's easygoing personality makes him a naturally patient teacher for children, and he is proficient in many areas of fishing, including both fresh and saltwater fly fishing.  Jake graduated from Worcester Academy where he was the captain of his varsity lacrosse team, and he recently spent time volunteering at an organic farm in Princeton, NJ.  Jake's higher education goals include a focus on criminal justice and law, and he has worked with our program for the past three summers.

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