A lifelong sailor who grew up on the windy shores at the West Coast of Sweden. After coming to Buffalo he has taken his Captains License and ASA Instructor credentials (101,103,104). Watch an interview with Captain Pierre here.
Our Valuable Team Members
Alexandra Al WallinderSailing Instructor & Visionary
Alexandra “Al” is a passionate teacher who loves children and to see them succeed on the water. She is wonderful with all ages, but is especially fond of the youngest- the sailors in the Green Fleet!
Jennifer KeppardSail Buffalo Wellness Coach
A passionate force who loves the outdoors, Jennifer is equally comfortable behind the wheel as well as just relaxing in the cockpit! She is happiest when she is able to guide students and friends into a healthy life style, ask her about Spark versus Coffee!
Nick WallyWorld graduated from SUNY Maritime College with a BE in Naval Architecture 2016! Now he resides in Cleveland OH where he works for Great Lakes Group. He will also teach sailing out of Cleveland, on his Catalina 27, booking requests can be sent to us or to him directly: firstname.lastname@example.org – evenings and weekend only. A life long sailor with a passion for everything water, he teaches with both patience and a strong sense of safety. He has a 3rd mate unlimited tonnage USCG license, past Gold medalist of Junior Olympics 420 class and ASA Certified Student 101-103. (Soon-to-be Instructor as well)
Gustav Gus GoldbergConstruction
When something needs to be fixed, Gus is the man. He enjoys working with wood and fiberglass, and we are so lucky to have him with us. He is planning a longer sail-journey this summer, we told him he must come back. Gus was born in Sweden, so he loves living by the Great Lakes. Almost as home!
Gib BradburySailing Professor
Our “Sailing Professor”, what Gib doesn’t know, is probably not worth spending much time on anyway. With both ASA and US Sailing credentials, plus his 200 Ton Masters, Gib resides in St Petersburg, Florida. Make sure you ask him for advice before your next trip to the BVI!
James leads our young explorers along the shoreline, in the safest and most fun way possible. Navy Seals can be lucky if he decides to enroll!
Jeff keeps everybody in line. He is a big believer in “You Must Have Fun- Otherwise You Cant Learn” which is Sail Buffalo’s motto
Stuart StuCounselor in Training (CIT)
Stu will focus on driving tenderboats, instructing in small dinghies and making sure the fleet is in ship shape. In 2015 he took his black belt in TaeKwon Do, and we look forward to see demos in the Fitness Dome!
Lesa designed the new website, manages it and assists with online media. Given to chronic motion sickness, she is anticipating watching her husband and sons enjoy sailing while she takes pictures along the shore. Visit her website on the home arts at www.happyhundingos.com.