Brett Hart, the organizationâ€™s Executive grew up in Frankford, four blocks from the location of the shop.
is a Tall Ship Captain and wooden boat builder with eight years of direct service experience working with at-risk youth form Philadelphia.
Prior to joining PWBF, Brett was employed by the Los Angeles Maritime Institute going to sea with teenage students from East Los Angeles.
He was the Captain and Director of Maritime Education for Philadelphia City Sail on board their 75â€² Schooner North Wind, traveling for extended periods with Philadelphia teenagers.
Brett worked as a boat-building educator for PWBFâ€™s in-school, industrial arts program Canoe Build, from 2000 to 2003, and returned as Executive Director in the fall of 2009.
People that keep the organization running are Brett, the executive director, and Leonard, the program director.
In the Boat Factory thereâ€™s a small area where they do all of the business type work, in the office.
Brettâ€™s job is to run the business in a professional way.
usually has to write grants to certain companies that fund organizations to help kids.
For more information, or to learn about special giving opportunities, contact Brett Hart, Executive Director.