This is Betsy Powell, WoodenBoat magazine's editorial assistant. She joined the company in 1988, after she and her husband, Jack, moved to Maine from Pennsylvania. She began her career with us in the WoodenBoat Store, helping with the Christmas rush, but someone soon recognized her organizational talents and courted her away to the editorial department, where she's been ever since.
Betsy keeps us organized, and she's also an eagle-eyed proofreader. Many of you have corresponded with her, as she responds to many of your Launchings submissions—and other editorial correspondence. She comes by her interest in the topic of wooden boats honestly: she and Jack, before moving to Maine, restored a 1948 27' Elco powerboat, and cruised it on Chesapeake Bay. Their most recent boat, which they sold just a few years ago, was a Bahamian-built Albury launch—a strip-planked center-console outboard-powered boat. Jack's made a second career of painting yachts and houses, and this boat was always impeccably kept—as are WoodenBoat's editorial files, thanks to Betsy.