About Our Work

About our Team

Our team comprises community members, community organizations, volunteers, shipwrights, and free mariners. We believe that to understand the value of something, you must be able to see, touch, and experience it. Therefore, we work with our community to enhance visibility; visit us to meet with our talented local artisans and experience their craftsmanship first hand! Enjoy not only the boat wonder but the story behind them.

Teak Lady Sailboat

Local Organizations that make our work possible.

Port of Toledo, Community Boathouse logo
Haus2o, LLC, The Gypsy Rose
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Yaquina Pacific Railroad Historical Society

Our Team, Volunteers, and Directors

Michael Bogoger
Michael Bogoger

Founder of the Teak Ladies Society

Captain David West
Captain David West

Managing Director of the Teak Ladies Society

Rick Johnson
Rick Johnson

Master Boat Builder of the Teak Ladies Society

Dr. Constance Quigley
Dr. Constance Quigley

Master of IT and Media

Gus Loomis
Gus Loomis

Master Tinkerer of the Teak Ladies Society

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Meet our fantastic Teak Ladies Volunteers!

Special Mentions

In High Esteem we introduce our Founder

Michael Bogoger.

"My most pertinent contribution, career-wise has been my involvement as a Port of Toledo community outreach volunteer, dating back to the first Wooden Boat Show. This resume' includes boatbuilding demos with Rick at Depoe Bay and Toledo, restoration of Teak Ladies, teaching boatbuilding at Toledo High School, development and design of the Community Boathouse, mentoring kids in the building and using homemade boats, the Family Boatbuild at the Toledo Show and of course, the DoryMan webblog (dory-man.blogspot.com). My boatbuilding experience goes back 40 years and continues today".  -June 2016

In high Esteem we introduce Master Boat Builder 

Richard Johnson

"Rick is really a man onto his own. He is one of the most passionate and informed individuals, I have ever meet- with a heart of Gold".  - Captain Dave


Rick was instrumental in the repairs of the Teak Lady "MaZu" , Rick's Mastery and Passion allowed the "MaZu" to be a beautiful addition to the Port of Toledo. Rick is a true Sailor and Old soul, his hands are the tools that can design and construct true modern masterpieces.  From the beauty and care Rick has continually put into every boat he has touched to his beloved Gypsy Rose of the Port, Rick continues to impress the world of old through his unique ability to incorporate new ideals with the old, staying true to the history of the Wooden Boats he loves.