MEET your hosts


Jesse is the Creative Director and co-founder of The Collective Quarterly. In addition to producing the majority of the images that appear in the magazine, he has shot for YETI Coolers, Patagonia, and other commercial clients internationally. He spent 18 months photographing the U.S. while living on the road in an Airstream with his wife, three sons, and Bull Terrier.


Kerry is a writer and naturalist whose family has been in Maine since the 1760s. An avid forager and scholar of Penobscot Bay's natural habitat, he serves as the steward for the Vinalhaven Land Trust, where his job includes keeping trails, photographing flora and fauna, monitoring easements, and advising visitors on how best to enjoy wild lands.

harvest moon

Captain Rob Iserbyt and his vessel, Harvest Moon, will be on standby to ferry our group around Penobscot Bay. It's a fast and able lobster cruiser that moves nimbly between the islands. Captain Rob and his crew have years of experience navigating the Bay and know the unspoiled habitats that have the best landscapes and potential for sea-life sightings.