Pride of Baltimore II is owned and operated by the 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization Pride of Baltimore, Inc., which is comprised of a small staff located at 2700 Lighthouse Point, Suite 330, Baltimore, MD 21224.

Pride of Baltimore, Inc.'s staff includes:

Rick Scott, Executive Director

Rick Scott joined Pride of Baltimore, Inc. as Executive Director in February 2013. He has held leadership roles within non-profit, academic, and start-up environments for twenty years and has received numerous awards for creativity and innovation. Mr. Scott's accomplishments span the areas of program development, communications, fundraising, operations, and strategic planning. Prior to joining Pride, he served for six years as chief operating officer for the Institute for Integrative Health in Baltimore, and for twelve years in management roles at the University of California, San Francisco. Mr. Scott's education background includes a B.A. degree in modern languages and linguistics from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, and specialized training in aspects of organizational development such as coaching, mediation, conflict management, and mind-body skills. He serves on the maritime committee of the Maryland Historical Society and the board of the Greater Baltimore History Alliance. Mr. Scott is working closely with the board of directors, captains, and staff to shape the organization's strategic direction in the coming years and to forge a new path toward long-term sustainability.

Jan Miles, Captain

Captain Miles is a licensed ship's master who has been with the Pride of Baltimore organization since 1981, when he joined as one of three rotating Captains on the original Pride of Baltimore. He is a tall ship master with more than 35 years of experience as a professional sailor.  His voyages have included five Atlantic Ocean crossings, as well as three Pacific voyages of 5,000 miles, each taking about 25 days.  He has traversed the Saint Lawrence Seaway more than a dozen times.  Captain Miles holds a USCG 500 Ocean Master License for Power and Sail, as well as numerous other certifications. Prior to joining Pride, Inc., Captain Miles served as master or mate aboard 15 vessels, including Lady Maryland, Californian, Bill of Rights, New Way, Alexandria, Brilliant, and Clearwater. Along the way he also helped develop model sailing programs for youth at risk. His accomplishments and contributions to the tall ship sailing profession have been recognized both within and outside of the maritime community. In February 2013 Captain Miles was recognized with the Lifetime Achievement Award by Tall Ships America.

Erica Denner, Program Manager

Erica joined Pride of Baltimore in May 2015 to help the organization move forward on its new path to long-term sustainability. She has more than twenty years experience working with small non-profit organizations in a variety of roles. For the past 8 years, she has worked in the Baltimore maritime community, with the Downtown Sailing Center, the Great Chesapeake Bay Schooner Race, and Sail Baltimore. Erica is a sailor. She worked as first mate on a charter sailboat in Baltimore for eight years and taught sailing as a U.S. Sailing Keelboat Instructor. Originally from Ohio, she is an Ohio State University graduate.

Laura Rodini, Marketing Director

Laura's bio coming soon!  

Paula Belletiere, Accountant

Paula started her career in the accounting field in Pennsylvania after completing college, eventually moving to the Baltimore area. After spending another 30 years in corporate accounting and the account software industry, she decided to retire. Since retiring, Paula works part-time as the Accountant for the Pride of Baltimore, opened a full-service travel agency franchise called Cruise Planners, continues to service several of her long time software clients, and is serving her second term as Treasurer of the Board for the Baltimore Chapter of National Association for Catering and Events (NACE). Paula began working with Pride in November 2005.  

Martha Oster-Beal, Administrative Assistant

Martha works closely with all staff to manage office operations. Martha began her journey with Pride in March of 2016. She is a native of Denver, CO and a graduate of the College of Wooster. Previously, she has worked at the Martha’s Vineyard Museum and the Baltimore Museum of Art in a variety of administrative and project archivist roles.