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Mentor Spotlight

Mentor Spotlight - Capt. John Scott

Traditions make up the culture of the river, and one of the most treasured is that of the mentor. While the exact process or definition of a mentorship can be elusive, that time honored tradition of a more experienced crew member helping to guide a less experienced crew member over time lives on today, and is still being passed on to our next generation of river folk! Today’s Mentor Monday features Jeremy “Shot” Tardy reflecting on lessons learned and experiences... Read More
Posted by Andra Olney-Larson at Monday, August 3, 2020

Mentor Spotlight - RVD Kempton “Chaps” Baldridge

Traditions make up the culture of the river, and one of the most treasured is that of the mentor. While the exact process or definition of a mentorship can be elusive, that time honored tradition of a more experienced crew member helping to guide a less experienced crew member over time lives on today, and is still being passed on to our next generation of river folk! Today’s Mentor Monday features the reflections of Tom Rhoades, Maritime Chaplain for  The Seamen's Church... Read More
Posted by Andra Olney-Larson at Monday, June 1, 2020

Mentor Spotlight - Chief Engineer Jerome Price

Life on the river boasts many traditions, and one of the most treasured is that of the mentor. While the exact process or definition of a mentorship can be elusive, that time honored tradition of a more experienced crew member helping to guide a less experienced crew member over time lives on today, and is still being passed on to our next generation of river folk! Today’s Mentor Monday features the reflections of Trip Captain & Pilot Brandon Phillips, sharing with us the... Read More
Posted by Andra Olney-Larson at Monday, May 4, 2020

Mentor Spotlight - Captain Walter A. 'Hoolie' Bowermaster

Mentoring is a longstanding tradition of the river. It is best defined as the relationship between one experienced and one inexperienced crew member; to teach, train, and share knowledge of a specific skill. This month, Captain Brent Willits shares with us his experiences of his mentor, Captain Walter A. 'Hoolie' Bowermaster! “In 1976, at 17 years of age, I went to the Clinton airport and boarded an Ozark Airlines flight to St. Paul where I joined the M/V Luke... Read More
at Monday, April 6, 2020

Mentor Spotlight - Capt. Buddy Compton

Life on the river boasts many traditions, and one of the most treasured is that of the mentor. While the exact process or definition of a mentorship can be elusive, that time honored tradition of a more experienced crew member helping to guide a less experienced crew member over time. Today’s Mentor Monday features Captain Michael Conklin sharing with us about his mentor, Captain Buddy Compton. “Buddy Compton and I started working together in the late 1970’s.... Read More
at Monday, March 16, 2020

Mentor Spotlight - Capt. Dennis Trone

Mentoring is a longstanding tradition of the river. It is best defined as the relationship between one experienced and one inexperienced crew member; to teach, train, and share knowledge of a specific skill. Twenty-one-year-old Sam Clemens found a mentor in Captain Horace Bixby, albeit Clemens paid Capt. Bixby $500 for his mentorship in taking on the young cub pilot. This special relationship is not limited to the pilothouse. Engineers, mates, and shore-based employees all find their... Read More
at Monday, February 3, 2020

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