Meet the hardworking staff of the Buffalo and Erie County Naval & Military Park.

The Buffalo and Erie County Naval & Military Park is proud to employ a diverse and dedicated staff of both veterans and patriotic civilians. Many of our staff have been with the Naval Park for a decade or more!

President & CEO
Paul Marzello, Sr.


Bill Abbott, Director of Operations
Patricia Arendt, Retail
Andrew Biondo, USS The Sullivans Caretaker
Joseph Campese, Deckhand
John Dilivio, Deckhand
Jessica Gentz, Administrative Assistant
Judy Hemmerling, Retail
Mark Lewandowski, Community Liaison
Mark Lewandowski, Jr., Deckhand
Mark Lezan, Deckhand
Brendan Lindahl, USS Little Rock Caretaker
JoAnn Maraschiello, Office Administrator
Jim Marzullo, USS Croaker Caretaker
Kevin Palermo, Deckhand
Courtney Speckmann, Director of Programs and Community Engagement
Shane Stephenson, Director of Museum Collections
Steven Tedesco, Director of Education
Joann Thomas, Retail Assistant Manager
Andrew Turner, Encampment Coordinator
Jane Wittmer, Retail
Amanda Yauch, Retail

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