Chairman & Secretary
David is the founder of Archipelago Equities, a real estate and small business venture firm based in Grand Rapids, Michigan. David has been involved in a variety of businesses, including automotive, sports, marketing and specialty food importation. His involvement in The Bahamas spans over 20 years, serving as Managing Director of the Cape Eleuthera Resort. David and his wife Rae have two children, Jacq (S 04) and Alec (S 11), who “grew up” at the Cape. David and Rae have recently established a women’s residential addiction recovery center at Sanford House, a Civil War era home in Grand Rapids.
Chris Maxey founded The Island School in 1999 while serving as a residential house master and teacher in the Interdisciplinary department at Lawrenceville School. After graduating with a BA in history from Yale University, Chris served six years as an officer in the US Navy SEAL community. While at Lawrenceville he received a Joukowsky Fellowship and holds an M.A. degree in Marine Studies from the University of Miami Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences. He is the director of the Cape Eleuthera Foundation, and in addition to supporting The Island School team, he is responsible for overseeing the Deep Creek Middle School, and the Cape Eleuthera Institute.
Stephen and his wife Alessandra have 4 kids & 3 dogs and live in Nassau, The Bahamas. His family has roots in Eleuthera, stretching back to the early 1700′s. Stephen is a graduate of Portsmouth Abbey School in Portsmouth, RI, and from Georgetown University in Washington, DC. His career stops include teaching English in Japan, Television Tokyo’s Washington, DC bureau, and Goldman Sachs, in New York and London. Stephen is currently a partner at a Nassau-based hedge fund. He and his sister co-founded the Ride for Hope Bahamas, a cancer-related charity in The Bahamas.