North American Safe Boating Campaign Experts

Rachel Johnson
Executive Director, National Safe Boating Council

Rachel Johnson is executive director of the National Safe Boating Council, the lead organization for the North American Safe Boating Campaign. Rachel has been with the NSBC for nine years, previously as its Communications Director.

During her time with the National Safe Boating Council, Rachel was a “camper” in “Cold Water Boot Camp” USA and also participated in a boating under the influence DVD in Canada. These experiences have helped Rachel understand firsthand the effects of cold water immersion, hypothermia, the critical importance of life jacket wear, and drinking while boating.

Shaw Grigsby
Host, One More Cast; Bassmaster Elite Series Angler

Shaw Grigsby, legendary pro angler and spokesperson for the Wear It! annual boating safety campaign. A professional angler for 35 years, Grigsby is a Bassmaster Elite Series Angler, finishing within the top 10 places 59 times and bringing home first place in nine Bassmaster fishing tournaments.

Weekly, he shares his love for fishing as the host of “One More Cast” on The Sportsman Channel. While serious about fishing, Grigsby reminds his viewers that it’s all about having fun while sharing his passion for the outdoors with others.


The North American Safe Boating Campaign is celebrated throughout the year with national and local events, educational opportunities, and other boating safety related activities. To schedule an interview with an expert source or to discuss coverage ideas, please contact Yvonne Pentz, Paul Werth Associates, by phone at 1 (877) 577-0017 or email


Have a specific question about boating in your state? Browse the National Association of State Boating Law Administrators’ directory (NASBLA), a partner of the North American Safe Boating Campaign, of boating safety contacts for each state.