Santa Barbara Maritime Museum Appoints Jesse Baker-Lorelli Director of Guest Services | Homes and lifestyle

Posted on March 15, 2022
| 5:57 p.m.

Jesse Baker Lorelli

Jesse Baker-Lorelli has been promoted to Manager of Guest Services at the Santa Barbara Maritime Museum (SBMM), effective March 16.

Baker-Lorelli served as the SBMM Volunteer Coordinator, supervising museum volunteers, coordinating excursions, tours and science nights at the museum. He will continue to work on these activities in his new position.

“Over the coming year, the customer service duties of kiosk staff will be enhanced as they become both the first and last staff member our members and visitors interact with on each visit,” said said Greg Gorga, Executive Director.

“I know Jesse will raise the bar for our service standards, as he has with our volunteer and docent programs,” Gorga said.

Baker-Lorelli, who holds a bachelor’s degree in history from Syracuse University in Syracuse, New York, has more than 45 years of experience in the fields of education and educational management.

A native of upstate New York, he holds two master’s degrees, one in education from Oakland University in Michigan, the other in bilingual education from Eastern Michigan University. . He received his doctorate in education from Western Michigan University.

Before retiring to Santa Barbara in 2013, Baker-Lorelli worked as a teacher, supervisor, principal, and adjunct professor in Michigan school districts, colleges, and universities.

Once in California, he continued to share his expertise with local nonprofits, as a volunteer guide at the Santa Barbara Zoo and as a nature adventure coordinator at the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History. .

In 2014, he also began volunteering at SBMM and was appointed Volunteer Coordinator in the fall of 2017. In this role, he managed the schedule and work of over 100 volunteers, developed manuals for volunteers and guides and managed the kiosk staff.

“We look forward to his continued innovation and dedication to our values ​​and mission in his broader new role, which will position our client services team for tremendous growth and success in the years to come,” said Lis Perry, director of education, about Baker-Lorelli. .

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