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By Marc Lutz
Wrangell Sentinel 

Cardinell resigns from jet boat association, trains Galla as replacement


Marc Lutz/Wrangell Sentinel

Stikine River Jet Boat Association Executive Director Caitlin Cardinell, right, talks with passengers disembarking the Ocean Victory cruise ship last Thursday - the first ship of the summer for Wrangell. Cardinell is training her replacement, Erin Galla, left, who will take over the job on June 1.

Since 2019, Caitlin Cardinell has worked as the liaison between members of the Stikine River Jet Boat Association and cruise lines to schedule tours and advocate for the organization.

After 10 years in Wrangell and seeing the SRJBA through the COVID-19 pandemic, Cardinell is resigning her position as executive director and returning to Minnesota.

Though the position has been a challenge, her reasons for leaving are to spend more time with her aging parents. She will maintain a home in Wrangell but plans to spend the next year in the Twin Cities area.

"The bulk of my career with the jet boat as...

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