1996 – 2000 Spinnaker Sailing-
Managed a Sailing school, 2 marinas and a yacht charter base. Worked on the website and helped with new programs like the Summer BBQs. Was recruited heavily by a Venture Capitalist. Left just in time to experience the Dotcom bust first-hand.
2006 to Present Spinnaker Sailing-
Manager. I am the assistant to the Harbormaster for the Redwood Landing Marina and the Redwood City Municipal Marina. I interface with the marina tenants, make sure all applications for berths are complete and all current tenants are complying with marina rules & regulations. I take in maintenance requests and follow up with port staff to ensure repairs are completed. Maintain the marina database to ensure all information is current and correct. I also manage the sailing school and the sailing club, which means making sure we have enough of the properly certified instructors teaching the classes they are most qualified to teach, register students and make sure they get the appropriate materials and forms, pay the correct fees and answer any questions they may have. I maintain a student database, proctor ASA sailing exams, test students on knots as well as instruct some classes and skipper boats for evening and afternoon cruises where I answer questions, give instruction to those who want it and make sure a good time is had by all.
I assemble all training materials, ensure they are updated. I have designed and maintained the Spinnaker Sailing Website for many years as well as the monthly newsletter. I have 20 years web design experience with Dreamweaver and over 8 years experience with WordPress. I am fluent in Word, Excel, File Maker Pro, email, HTML, CSS, graphic design and more.
I wear a lot of hats at this job and am trained to perform many different functions. I really like it a lot, but I have gone as far as this career path will take me, and I really need to get a job closer to my family.