Board of Directors


Captain Kathy Granfield

Captain Kathy Granfield is a licensed US Coast Guard OUPV Captain and the founder of VA Charters. She spent several years working in research laboratories at the Yale School of Medicine and the Regional Water Authority before taking on her current career in science education.  Kathy runs fishing charters on the Black Mariah,  a downeast sportsfisherman her father had custom built by Wilbur Yachts in Southwest Harbor, Maine.

Joseph Esposito

Joseph Esposito is a managing attorney at Franchise World Headquarters, LLC, the service organization for Subway restaurants in Milford, Connecticut, where he has been employed for the last 16 years.  He holds J.D. and M.B.A. degrees from the University of Connecticut.

Captain Tom Bremer

Captain Tom Bremer currently holds a 100 Ton Master Near Coastal credential and is a 10 year veteran of the United States Coast Guard.  Following active duty service, Captain Bremer transitioned into the commercial maritime industry.  He currently is serving as a Marine Investigator for International Registries, Inc.  Captain Bremer holds a B.S.  in Environmental Studies from the State University of New York and a M.S. in Environmental Science from Virginia Tech.

Mike Kelly

Mike Kelly started his military career in the Navy as a Cryptologic Technician Operator, giving him his first experience with technology. After active duty, he started a career in computer industry and recently retired as a Director at Microsoft, most recently working with national consulting practices in Financial Services and Healthcare.

To contact the board, email us at board@veterananglercharters.org.