Our Team

Leadership

Tony Davis

President & Co-Owner

Tony is from Massachusetts. He is a boatbuilder, small boat designer, and sailing instructor. His lifetime sailing resume includes two trans-Atlantic crossings on a 44′ wooden ketch, one Pacific crossing, many east coast deliveries. He was the Head Rigger at Spencer Rybovich 1977-80, West Palm Beach, FL; and apprentice to master boat builder Arno Day, Deer Isle, ME 1979-84; Director of the New England Historic Seaport boat shop and school, 1985-1990. In 1991 he purchased Arey’s Pond Boat Yard with wife, Robin. His certifications include Launch Tender, CPR, Wilderness Advanced First Aid. His associations: Current board member, Cape Cod Maritime Museum; member, Cruising Club of America. Supporter/past board member Friends of Pleasant Bay and Orleans Pond Coalition.

Tony & Robin Davis

Robin Davis

Treasurer & Co-Owner

Wife of Tony Davis. Born in Greenwich, CT, Robin grew up sailing with her family on Long Island Sound and Lake Cochituate in MA, before embarking on many sailing adventures out of Boston with Tony on the cutter, Syrinx, his first boat build. After receiving her M.S. in Pharmacology from the University of Virginia, she went on to receive her Ph.D. in Cell Biology from Boston University, and then did her post-doc in a laboratory at Schepens Eye Research Institute, HMS, Boston, MA. She is still a research associate in the same lab, and when she’s not there, she’s busy acting as Treasurer for the boat yard.

Administrative Staff
Julian Davis

Julian Davis

Service Manager & Director of Operations

Originally from Pittsburgh, PA (and still a die-hard Pittsburgh sports fan), Julian moved to Brooklin, ME at the age of nine. After graduating from Denison University in 2011 with a Bachelor’s Degree in History, Julian worked for two years at the Wooden Boat School teaching sailing and maintaining their fleet and waterfront, followed by a year at Constitution Marina in Charlestown, MA. From 2013 to 2016 he worked A.P.B.Y. before attending The Landing School and graduating with a certificate in Wooden Boatbuilding as well as obtaining his 50-ton Master Captain’s License. Julian has returned to Arey’s Pond to help grow and develop the business while maintaining the fundamental goal of introducing everyone to the wonderful and adventurous sport of sailing.

Anita Winstanley Roark

Administrative Coordinator

Office Manager, with Capt. Ron, at APBY since 2010. Anita has a BA in art history and photography with graduate work in Pre-Columbian art history. She has worked as a computer operator and owned her own art gallery for over 20 years, Winstanley-Roark Fine Arts. Prior to coming to APBY, she was the Director of Marketing at the Arts Foundation of Cape Cod. In addition to working at APBY, she displays and sells her fine art photography through her online gallery at masterfulart.com.

Haley Cedarholm

Haley Cedarholm

Purchasing Manager
Service & Marketing Coordinator

Haley grew up sailing on the seacoast of New Hampshire. After she finished her B.A in Political Science from the University of Rhode Island in 2018, she started a full time position at the boat yard as our Service and Marketing Coordinator. In addition to this position she is also our sailing school Program Director. In her free time Haley enjoys sailing, practicing yoga, and spending time with friends and family.

Peter Conway

Safety & Facility Officer
Certified Electrical Technician

Pete grew up in Osterville, MA. He studied Corporate Communications and Business at the College of Charleston.  He has been a USCG Licensed Captain since 2005. He graduated from the marine systems program at the International Yacht Restoration School (IYRS) in 2010 where he received training to be a certified ABYC Diesel and Electrical technician.  Pete interned at New England Boatworks in Portsmouth, RI, for a year while Team PUMA Ocean Racing built their new Volvo Ocean Race entry. Now at Arey’s Pond, Pete makes sure that our Rayber service facility is safe and running smoothly, and assists with brokerage sales. When not at the yard, you’ll usually find him beach-combing or out on the water sailing.

Boatbuilding Staff
Leslie Gouveia

Leslie Gouveia

Head Boatbuilder

Leslie grew up in Taunton, MA. She graduated from the wooden boatbuilding program at the International Yacht Restoration School (IYRS) in 2003. She then worked at Mount Hope Boatworks until 2007 and has been with us since 2008. In her time with us, Leslie has built countless new boats in our production line, including two wooden 14’ catboats and a wooden 16’ catboat. She also did most of the work on the Conjurer restoration. Leslie lives in Brewster, MA with her dogs.

Dustin Page

Boatbuilder

Dustin grew up in Jamestown, RI, where he fell in love with the ocean. After taking a boatbuilding class in high school, he attended the wooden boat program at the International Yacht Restoration School (IYRS) in Newport, RI. He graduated in 2016 and moved out to Cape Cod to start at Arey’s Pond. Now, Dustin enjoys his position as one of the lead builders for the Arey’s Pond production line boats. When he’s not in the shop, he is often out boating, mountain biking, riding his motorcycle or snowboarding.

Bill Nash

Bill Nash

Boatbuilding & Yacht Designer

Bill grew up in Bermuda. He specializes in wooden boat and composite construction and design. In the past, he’s worked for Orca Yachts in Virginia and Hinckley Yachts in Portsmouth, RI. He has been with Arey’s Pond since 2013. Bill has received an honorable mention in the Cruising Worlds design contest for his 42’ schooner design. He lives in Portsmouth, RI.

Clay Deadrick

Clay Deadrick

Boatbuilder

Clay was raised in Dover, MA. He’s loved boats from a young age and grew up sailing and working at a sailing school in Chatham, MA. Clay attended the Landing School in Arundel, ME where he studied wooden boatbuilding. He bounced around the Cape working at different yards before coming to Arey’s Pond in 2017. When he’s not climbing around in boats, Clay enjoys spending time with Potter, his yellow lab.

Service & Yard

Matthew Dooley

Head Rigger & Waterfront Manager

Matt was introduced to the world of boating at a young age, and it’s a dream that’s never left him. Growing up in Cohasset, MA, Matt got his start by taking sailing lessons every summer, eventually becoming an instructor himself. He went on to help start Cohasset high school sailing team. Eventually, he sealed his fate and enrolled at IYRS in Newport, RI. While at IYRS, Matt built a Herreshoff Columbia Lifeboat, a Herreshoff Fishers Island 23, and a Beetlecat. He spent a summer with Gannon and Benjamin Marine Railway rigging their fleet on Vineyard Haven. In addition, he’s helped the Herreshoff Marine Museum in Bristol restore their sailing fleet, spent a year at Redd’s Pond Boatworks in Marblehead, and worked on a handful of various Newport boats. In October of 2016, Matt joined Arey’s Pond as Head Rigger. His hobbies include photography, sailing, and making every effort to avoid the grocery store.

Jon Liska

Jonathan Liska

Head Finisher

Jon grew up on Cape Cod. He started at APBY in 2007 and manages one of our professional finish shops. Jon is primarily responsible for all the nice work that comes out of the shops. He lives in Chatham with his daughter.

Peter Pryzgocki

Lead Service Technician

Peter Przygocki was born on the Cape, coming from a long family of sailors and fishermen. As a kid, he fell in love with the ocean and became enamored with boats. Starting at the age of 14, he spent summers fishing as a mate at Rock Harbor and winters working in local boat building shops after school and on weekends. Pete gained experience and a desire to see what the rest of the world had to offer, so he set off working on yachts and ships traveling to the Caribbean and other destinations. Eventually, he figured out it wasn’t for him, and he came home to the Cape, where he joined the team at Arey’s Pond Boat Yard.

Terry Connelly

Terry Connelly

Mechanic

Terry (John) is originally from Connecticut.  After a variety of jobs, his hobby of repairing small engines and outboard motors became his profession. He is a graduate of the University of Connecticut and Tohatsu certified and has been at APBY since 2014.

Travis Block

Travis Block

Service Technician and Transportation Officer

Travis grew up in Needham, MA and moved to Cape Cod last in 2017. He’s previously worked at Cape Cod Sea Camps in the summer as a sailing instructor. At the boat yard, Travis does a little bit of everything including boat maintenance, canvas work, and launching and hauling. He loves to sail, hike, rock climb, or do anything else that gets him outdoors.

Chad Smith

The Waterman

Chadwick was born in Nashville, Tennessee, under the southern stars and raised on the rolling hills. Members of his family settled in Eastham, MA in 1957 so he has always had a connection to the East Coast. He worked as a motorcycle mechanic, before deciding to answer his true calling of the sail and sea. As The Waterman at Arey’s Pond, Chadwick is responsible for all of our moorings, water deliveries, and helping in the rigging department. In 2019, Chadwick became a certified sailing instructor and is teaching lessons with our sailing school. In his free time he loves to sail, play hockey, and work on his bike.

Karl Bittner

Karl Bittner

Service Technician

Originally from New York, Karl moved to the Cape in 2012. He comes to APBY from a position as a Mate on Hy-Line Cruises. When he’s not at the pond, Karl enjoys working on his many project cars and traveling. Karl is a licensed Captain with a 100 ton inland masters certification.

Canvas & Sail

Geoff Cabral

Canvas & Sail Shop Manager

Growing up in Bermuda, Geoff has spent his entire life on and under the water. Starting his career at the age of 13, he went to work at Ocean Sails, a small sail loft in the town of St George’s. After years of other jobs, ranging from teaching scuba diving, building an underwater cooling pipeline, building small boats, delivering sailboats between Bermuda, the Caribbean and eastern U.S. and working as bosun on an oceanographic research ship, he decided to go back to the sail loft and really learn the craft.

Here Steve Hollis, owner of Ocean sails, taught him the skills that got him rolling on an exciting career. The ability to take raw materials and fabricate beautiful and functional products is very rewarding for him. He moved to Cape Cod in 2002 and started at Arey’s Pond Boat Yard in 2004. He led the rigging department for 12 years.

In 2016, when we decided to build a sail loft/ canvas shop to meet the growing needs of the boatyard. Geoff became manager of the shop and fabricates all the boat covers, upholstery and accessories for our new boats and existing customers. When he’s not behind the sewing machine or patterning new work, he can usually be found on the water surfing, kite-boarding or mountain biking the beaches and trails of Cape cod.

Sailing School
Haley Cedarholm

Haley Cedarholm

Program Director

Haley grew up sailing on the seacoast of New Hampshire. After she finished her B.A in Political Science from the University of Rhode Island in 2018, she started a full time position at the boat yard as our Purchasing Manager and Service & Marketing Coordinator. In addition to this position she is also our sailing school Program Director. In her free time Haley enjoys sailing, practicing yoga, and spending time with friends and family.

Harrison Ellis

Head Sailing Instructor

Harrison grew up in Fort Worth, TX. In the summers he lives in Harwich, Cape Cod. He first learned to sail at Arey’s Pond in 2009, and finds joy in being able to teach kids and adults one of his passions. Harrison is currently studying Advertising/Branding at Savannah College of Art and Design. He has been a US Sailing Certified Level 1 Instructor since 2018. Harrison has won first and second place in the Chatham Yacht Club Regatta and has participated in other catboat races. He looks forward to teaching sailing again this summer!

Chadwick Smith

Sailing Instructor

Chadwick was born in Nashville, Tennessee, under the southern stars and raised on the rolling hills. Members of his family settled in Eastham, MA in 1957 so he has always had a connection to the East Coast. He worked as a motorcycle mechanic, before deciding to answer his true calling of the sail and sea. As The Waterman at Arey’s Pond, Chadwick is responsible for all of our moorings, water deliveries, and helping in the rigging department. In 2019, Chadwick became a certified sailing instructor and is teaching lessons with our sailing school. In his free time he loves to sail, play hockey, and work on his bike.

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