From New Zealand, Michelle has been involved in communications for sailboat racing and events for some 20 years. An interior designer with a passion for being on the water, Michelle is an active race committee volunteer and St. Francis Sailing Foundation supporter.
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.
Mike has an extensive career in high performance sailing. He is a multiple world champion in both the 505 and the Australian 18 Foot Skiff classes, and was the Director of Rules and Umpiring for the 34th America’s Cup. Mike also races foiling kiteboards out of the St. Francis Yacht Club. He is a product development engineer by day.
Jenny Swett 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. She is active in fundraising for the Stanford Fund, which provides need-blind financial aid to undergraduates.
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. To support his sailing addiction, Bill is a trusts and estates attorney at Hanson Bridgett LLP. He is Past Commodore of the Tiburon Yacht Club, a director and secretary of the Treasure Island Sailing Center Foundation and a director of Friends of Laguna Honda. Bill is with the St. Francis Sailing Foundation because he believes that competitive sailing is a powerful tool to teach basic life lessons, including mental discipline, responsibility and teamwork.
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.
Pam grew up sailing on SF Bay. She won a Bronze Medal at the ’92 Olympic Games in the Women’s 470 crewing for JJ Fetter. Pam has served on the Board of Directors at both the San Francisco Yacht Club and the St Francis Yacht Club, and is an advocate for inclusion, diversity and pathways for women in the sport. A world champion sailor, Pam has held the prestigious Yachtswoman of the Year titles at both the St. Francis Yacht Club and the San Francisco Yacht Club.
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.
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. He also has been the volunteer coach of the U.C. Berkeley Sailing Team for many years.
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.