Board Members

Matt Schulz

President and Founder

Matt is a popular lecturer, instructor and consultant in the Marine Industry. He crossed the Atlantic 1980 in a 29′ sailboat. Matt served in the German Navy and has been a licensed skipper since 1974. Matt is the owner of Schulz Surveyors, a premier marine surveying company established in 1987. He is a craftsman with a vast and varied European & American experience, and has served many technical and nautical apprenticeships.

Jim Oates

Board Chairman, Vice President

Jim Oates Business owner, Pilot, Sailor, Non-Profit Experience, Boat owner

Cynthia Diaz


Eyal Ron

Eyal Ron was born in Israel and served in the Israeli Navy. He works as a chemical engineer, business strategist and operations consultant.

Duke Vasquez

Board member

Steven Schulz

Program Director

Steven is a certified US Sailing Instructor for DL 1. He is currently pursuing his college career and working simultaneously as a coastal delivery skipper with an extensive resume. Steven is also a blackbelt in Korean Karate and holds the unofficial record of youngest sailor to sail to Catalina Island in an Opti.

Katy Dill


English Professor, local sailor

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Advisory Board

Dave Ullman

David Ulman is an international yachtsman, and Olympic coach of the year (2016). Founded Ulman Sails.

Richard Bojorquez

Veterans coordinator, Sherif Sargeant, Counselor

Mark Dill

Local Sailor, Loves racing.

Berry Rice

President of a 501c3 nonprofit that helps give medical care in Haiti to locals. 

Lori Kallestad

 Sailor, Volunteer, Story teller

Hartmut Eggert

Multiple business owner, Sailing Instructor, Life Coach, Notary

Buzz Park, ret. Navy pilot.

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