Pam grew up sailing on SF Bay. She won a Bronze Medalist at the '92 Olympic Games in the Women’s 470 crewing for JJ Fetter. She has held the prestigious Yachtswoman of the Year titles at both the St. Francis Yacht Club and the San Francisco Yacht Club.
Rolf Kaiser has been active in the sailing community since college, when he served as the Vice President of the Pacific Coast Intercollegiate Yacht Racing Association and captain of the Stanford sailing team.
Bill Hoehler is one of the original directors of the St. Francis Sailing Foundation and is currently its Secretary. He has been sailing and involved with sailing for over 40 years. He currently races a J/105 because talented young people are still willing to race with him.
After several years as a stay-at-home dad, Greg began sailing competitively in 1995 and still can’t get enough. In addition to an active racing schedule, he enjoys serving as a race committee volunteer at events throughout the San Francisco Bay Area and is a US Sailing certified Judge.
Bill grew up sailing Sabots, Finn, Lightnings and Star Class boats in San Diego. Crewing for Don Trask in the Star Class the two won the North American Championships in 1966 and were 3rd in the world championships in 1967. They also placed third in the Star Class US Olympic Trials in 1968.
Carolyn joined the Foundation Board in 2003. She was a competitive sailor for many years and now enjoys cruising in warm waters. Having come to sailing as an adult, she is devoted to introducing young people to the sport. Her career has focused on the biotechnology and pharmaceutical industries.
Bill has been a director of the Foundation since its inception in 1985. Under then-Commodore Ed Brovelli, he worked with legal and non-profit experts to construct the beginnings of the organization. Bill is passionate about the sport of sailing, and is committed to the support of young and competitive sailors.
Passionate about philanthropy in both her personal and professional life, Michelle Harris is the Development Director for The BASIC Fund, a non profit that helps children from low-income families attend the school of their choice in the Bay Area. Michelle has spent almost a decade raising funds and planning events for non-profits.
Paul is a longtime competitive dinghy sailor, windsurfer and supporter of junior sailing. A past Commodore of the St. Francis Yacht Club, Paul has been a leader of the Junior Committee and many other yacht club committees.
Susan has served on the board of the St. Francis Sailing Foundation since 2010. She enjoys sailing with her family on the San Francisco Bay and cheering on the Knarr fleet races. Professionally, she is a partner with the CPA firm Mowat Mackie and Anderson LLP in Oakland.
Pam, with her husband Matt Brooks, restored and now races Dorade, one of the sport’s most successful ocean racing yachts. Pam has received distinguished service awards from the National Maritime Historical Society and the Cruising Club of America.
Moe Roddy is a retired RN and transplant to the bay area from St. John USVI and Newport RI. She has sailed and raced extensively in the Caribbean and North East both ocean racing and deliveries. In 2005, she became the second woman to finish the single handed leg of the Bermuda 1,2.
Grant is a longtime Knarr sailor who has competed for over forty years both locally and internationally. He has served the St. Francis Yacht Club in many capacities, most notably as a Commodore and Chairman of the Board of Directors. He founded and organizes the popular annual St. Francis Yacht Club Holiday Decorated Boat Parade.
Peter has been a yacht racing enthusiast for many years and has owned and raced boats large and small. He has been associated with the Foundation as board member and advisor, and was the architect of the Foundation’s investment strategies. Peter has over 20 years of experience as a technology industry entrepreneur.
Jenny Swett Chrisman is a life long sailor and windsurfer and two-time member of the U.S. Women’s Sailing Team. An artist/designer, Jenny designed the first on-line “viewer” of the America’s Cup 2000 following Macromedia. Jenny received her B.A. from Stanford University and her M.F.A. from the San Francisco Art Institute.