The 2023 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
Cosmo Creanga
Maryanne Jerome
Joe El-Deiry

2023 Derby Committee
Photo Credit: Endless Memories by Adriana

Left to right: Phil Horton, Maryanne Jerome, Cosmo Creanga, Stacy Nickerson Hall, Janet Messineo, Chris Reed, Mark Kokoska, John Piekos, Paula Sullivan, Adam Darack, Katie Carroll, Mike Cassidy, Debbie Manley Smith, Steve Baccelli, David Pothier, Jake Waters-Maciel, Joe El-Deiry, John Custer, Jonathan Herman

Committee members not pictured: Michael Carroll, Chris Scott, Leah Fraumeni, David Hearn, Wilson Kerr, Bob Lane, Brian McCarty, Taylor Pierce, Tim Sheran, Will DeBettencourt, Shirley Craig, Cooper Gilkes, Steve Morris, Bill Roman, Jeff Sayre, Greg Skomal