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Meet the Staff: Carly Faison

Name: Carly Faison
Title: Development & Membership Manager
Year you started at CBMM: 2016
Hometown: Western Springs, IL

1. What can you be found doing for fun on a typical weekend?
Depends on the season! This cold and snowy winter, I’ve been cooped up working on my latest embroidery projects and watching copious amounts of Hulu.

2. What’s one place you’ve always wanted to visit?
Churchill, a town in northern Canada where you can swim with belugas (they’re my absolute favorite animal, and not just because I’m as pale as them.)

3. What’s your favorite song to listen to on repeat?
My most played Spotify song in 2017 was “It’s a Vibe” by the one and only 2 Chainz. But I’ll pretend to have more discerning tastes and choose the infinitely replayable “Signed, Sealed, Delivered.”

4. What’s the oddest job you’ve ever had?
In college, I briefly worked for our athletic department. I had to wipe the ballplayers’ sweat off the basketball court. I didn’t last long, as I kept getting yelled at by coaches that I had “missed a spot.”

5. What’s your favorite spot on CBMM’s campus and why?
Under the lighthouse—the view is to die for, and I always meet new visitors, members, and volunteers when I’m there!

6. What is your earliest connection with the Chesapeake Bay?
I first found the Bay when I moved to the Eastern Shore from the Midwest—and got to upgrade from a lake to a Bay, woot woot! Since then, I’ve tried to spend as much time on the water as possible and earn my sea legs.

It’s #MeettheStaffMonday and we’re introducing you to the faces behind the scenes at CBMM! Hop over to our Instagram page (@chesapeakemaritime) to see some of Carly’s favorite sights from around campus, and come back next week to meet another member of our staff.