Christine Smith moved to Bellingham, Washington to attend Western Washington University in 1990, and stayed after she graduated because she loved the area. She is one of the founders of Northwest Navigation Co., Inc. which owns the David B. Alongside her role as chef, naturalist, mate, and part-time engineer onboard, she is vice president and runs the company’s office and it’s website. In the off-season she also operates a small gardening company, and is a founding member of the Northwest Wildlife Rehabilitation Center. Christine spends her spare time running the trails in the foothills outside of Bellingham. She lives with her husband Jeffrey and their two cats, Harriet and Oswald.
When Christine isn’t on the David B, she’s busy writing a weekly blog for Yachting Magazine and writing about her experiences on the David B. You can follow her posts at the links below: