ST. MICHAELS — The Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum has announced the addition of three new staff members — Nathan Atwood as its Maryland Dove project administrator and staff accountant, Bill Baxendale as its facilities manager and Morgan Whiting as its advancement administrative assistant.

A native of Easton, Atwood is a recent graduate of the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. He holds a bachelor’s degree in financial economics and a certificate in accounting. His previous experience has centered on volunteer work with the Talbot County Young Life Club, where he once was a member.

Atwood has spent much of his life around the Chesapeake Bay, growing up on the water through crabbing trips with his family and school field trips throughout the Bay region. He also worked for five summers as a greeter in the museum’s welcome center from 2014 through 2018, making returning to the campus a natural fit.

A new member of the St. Michaels, community, Baxendale grew up in Pennsauken, N.J., and holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, Pa. He first became connected with the Chesapeake Bay when he honeymooned in St. Michaels.

Prior to joining the museum, Baxendale volunteered with the Flourtown Fire Company in Flourtown, Pa., and worked as a marina assistant, art studio supervisor and retail manager.

Originally from Scranton, Pa., Whiting comes to the museum with a background in criminal justice work and the volunteer sector. She has volunteered for the Talbot County Teen Court, Veterans of Foreign Wars, the Daughters of the American Revolution and state Del. Addie Eckardt.

A graduate of the University of Maryland University College, Whiting holds a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice, with a minor in terrorism and critical infrastructure. She first became connected to the Chesapeake Bay through grade school field trips.

The Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum is a nonprofit educational organization dedicated to preserving and exploring the history, environment and culture of the entire Chesapeake Bay region, and making this resource available to all.

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