As a young child in Southern California, Natalie spent time on her great aunt’s sailboat in Marina Del Rey, and today enjoys racing with her husband on their J/105. She has been an active volunteer at the StFYC on various committees and is especially interested in supporting and building the StFSF programs which introduce sailing to underserved youth and individuals who face physical challenges.
Elizabeth is a recreational sailboat racing enthusiastic with a career in ethics and legal administration, and a lifelong commitment to volunteerism. She is an outgoing Director of the StFYC having been involved with, and lead, various Club committees.
Helena is a 2016 Olympian and Pan American Games medalist in the 49erFX. No stranger to foiling, she also campaigned in the foiling Nacra 17 and now races Moths. A grateful recipient of Foundation support since her youth 29er days, Helena’s a graduate of Stanford University and works as a mechanical engineer at a product development consultancy.
Stephanie’s lifelong passion for sailing started with racing Snipes and Lasers on the Mystic Lake, and then Larks for Tufts University. With a background in communications and nonprofits, she was the 34th America’s Cup Chief Communications Officer, and now works with Olympic and Paralympic athletes on brand strategy.
Pam, with her husband Matt Brooks, restored and now races Dorade, one of the sport’s most successful ocean racing yachts. Pam is a member of the New York Yacht Club, the Royal Ocean Racing Club, and the Yacht Club de Monaco, and has received distinguished service awards from the National Maritime Historical Society and the Cruising Club of America. She is a passionate supporter of the arts in San Francisco and Board Chair at the San Francisco Art Institute.
From the Washington, D.C. area, Beth and her husband Dick took sailing lessons when they arrived on the West Coast. They quickly became fascinated with the sport and joined the St. Francis Yacht Club. Beth is particularly interested in supporting Olympic sailing, the sacrifices sailing athletes make, and the support they require.
Krysia grew up sailing and racing on the San Francisco Bay. A former Olympic aspirant in the Europe Dinghy and 470, she has enjoyed racing Vanguards, Snipes, and 505s for fun. Now a U.S. Coast Guard Officer, she continues to race all disciplines in a number of different types of boats and enjoyed racing in her first Pacific Cup last summer. Krysia is an ardent supporter of women’s and junior sailing programs and enjoys volunteering with clubs throughout the Bay.
Tom is an avid sailor and engages in offshore racing on his J112E. He is a member of the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Foundation Board of Directors, Chair of the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee ACE Committee, USOPC Ambassador to U.S. Olympic Sailing, and USOPC Consultant to U.S. Olympic Surfing.
Al is a lifelong sailor that’s competed nationally and internationally, mainly in Lasers, Vanguard 15s, J/105s, and J/24s. A four-time national champion, Al is now an Opti dad and support his son’s efforts on the national and international circuit while carving out time for Laser masters regattas.
Katie Pettibone is a veteran of three America’s Cup teams, two around the world races (Whitbread and Volvo Ocean Race), 2nd in the Nacra 17 Olympic Campaign for Rio 2016, as well multiple Sydney to Hobart Races, Worrell 1000 Catamaran Race, Sailing Arabia Tour and countless international grand prix races. She is also currently a lawyer specializing in government practice in Sacramento.