The 2022 Derby Committee

The Martha's Vineyard Striped Bass & Bluefish Derby Committee is comprised entirely of volunteers whose mission is to plan, manage, and operate a successful and enjoyable event that benefits the Island community. These men and women meet throughout the year - as soon as one Derby ends, work begins for the following year's event. Only because of the energy and efforts of the Derby Committee does the Derby exist as one of the oldest, largest, and most popular saltwater fishing tournaments in the country. A love of the Island, an interest (or obsession) with fishing, and an appreciation for tradition are common threads that bond these individuals in their service on the Committee.

John Custer
Katie Carroll
Vice Chairman
Chris Scott
John Piekos
Phil Horton
Mike Cassidy
Maryanne Jerome
Joe El-Deiry

2021 Derby Committee

Left to right front row: Katie Carroll, Leah Fraumeni, Paula Sullivan, Janet Messineo, David Pothier, Debbie Manley Smith, John Piekos, Taylor Pierce, Phil Horton, Tom Smith, Joe El-Deiry

Left to right back row: Stacy Nickerson-Hall, Mike Carroll, Steve Baccelli, Dave Nash, Bob Lane, Chris Scott, Cosmo Creanga, John Custer, Jake Waters-Maciel

Committee members not pictured: Shirley Craig, Adam Darack, Will DeBettencourt, Cooper Gilkes, David Hearn, Maryanne Jerome, Wilson Kerr, Mark Kokoska, Brian McCarty, Steve Morris, Bill Roman, Jeff Sayre, Tim Sheran, Greg Skomal