Trevor Cralle
Director Of Outdoor Education And Alumni Relations

BA in Cultural Geography
University of California, Berkeley

A graduate of Maybeck High School (‘79), Trevor Cralle has been working at Maybeck since the early 1980s. Maybeck has been at the center of his entire life and career. He is a passionate leader at Maybeck and has a deep knowledge of our school’s history, culture, and community. Trevor has been Maybeck's Admissions Director for more than fifteen years.

Trevor has a BA from UC Berkeley, where he studied cultural geography with an emphasis in tropical rainforest ecology and Pacific Islander marine resources conservation. He has taught cultural geography at Maybeck, as well as a variety of physical education classes, including swimming, volleyball, basketball, hiking, and ultimate Frisbee.

Trevor believes in experiential learning and loves to lead Maybeck Special Programs, and, in particular, to go abroad with students. With his vast experience traveling to more than 60 countries, including sailing through the South Pacific, Trevor has led and co-led international trips with Maybeck students to many places, such as Belize, Costa Rica, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Mexico, Peru, the Philippines and Puerto Rico. He has an extensive collection of photographs and slides documenting these adventures. He has also led several surfing special programs to Hawaii and Santa Cruz.

Trevor has also been a writer and researcher for the California Coastal Commission and was the head counselor at various summer water sports camps in the Caribbean. Trevor is considered by many to be the world’s leading authority on surf slang. He is the author of The Surfin’ary: A Dictionary of Surfing Terms and Surfspeak. In his free time, Trevor loves to travel and take photographs; he also collects quotations, Hawaiian shirts, and carved wooden pineapples.