Meet your Instructors
Eileen - Executive Director
This is Eileen's 6th season as the Executive Director of BCSC. She is a 2006 graduate of Clemson University with a degree in Biosystems Engineering. After working as an engineer for four years, Eileen decided to completely commit to her passion... sailing. She is US Sailing Level 1, Level 2, and Level 3 certified instructor, as well as a Level 1 Instructor Trainer and is studying for her USCG Captain's License. She has over 13 years of experience teaching and coaching sailing. In her free time she races Thistles and is an avid traveler, having spent her winters in Central America and South-East Asia. Eileen lives in Fells Point (Baltimore's original sailing hub) on her 37' Alden sailboat.
Riggs - Head Sailing Instructor
Riggs is a 2013 graduate from Lynchburg College. After learning to sail at BCSC when he was younger, Riggs spent his summers sailing in Newport and is very excited to share his knowledge with BCSC sailors. Riggs is a US Sailing Level 1 and Level 2 Instructor and an aspiring writer.
M.E. - Sailing Instructor
M.E. is a student at St. Mary's College of Maryland where she is a contributing member of their offshore team. She participated in the BCSC scholastic sailing program, where her sailing skills put her in the front of the fleet. M.E. came through BCSC summer camps and we just can't seem to get her off the boats, and who would want to with her infectous smile. M.E. is a Level 1 certified instructor.
Livy - Sailing Instructor
Livy is the first sailor in her powerboat family, but you would never know it speaking to her or seeing her sail. She has boundless energy and learns new skills quickly. She sails on the BCSC high school team and has worked at the BCSC summer camps since 2013. Livy is a Red-Cross certified lifeguard.
Stephen - Sailing Instructor
Stephen is a high school sailor and is recruiting to have a full team from Towson High. He has attended camp the past few years and has dedicated his spare time to sailing, not only to improve but also because he just can't get enough of it.
Mikaela- Sailing Instructor
Mikaela grew up cruising with her family on the Chesapeake and attending camps. She is a great example of the zen that sailors attain. No matter the situation, Mikaela maintains her level head, quick reactions, and calmness.
Patrice - Fishing Instructor
During the rest of the year, Patrice is the sous chef at Berthas Mussels. However, her love of fish is in no way limited to just preparing them. Patrice is excited to share her passion for fishing with campers again this year. She brings a wealth of knowledge with her and anyone wanting to know anything about fishing or food can leave Wikipedia for the indoors people. She runs fishing camp using her kitchen management skills but bases the fun on her experiences fishing with her grandfather.
Jackie - Chesapeake Child
Returning for her 5th year as the Chesapeake Child instructor, Jackie is a 3rd grade teacher at Stoneleigh Elementary and an outdoor enthusiast. She loves kayaking, sailing, glitter, protecting our environment, and hula-hooping. Her energy, enthusiasm, and patience keep Chesapeake Children smiling and coming back for more every year.
Mark - Opti Coach
Mark is an engineering student at Perdue University where he competes on their sailing team as well as serves as the treasurer. He is a US Sailing Level 1 certified instructor and has previously taught sailing at Perdue as well as BCSC's boy scout merit badge class. When he was younger, he learned to sail at BCSC and competed on the Opti team for many years. Mark was active in the boy scouts and obtained his eagle scout rank as well as a BSA order of the arrow member.
Alex - 420 Coach
Alex recently received his undergraduate degree in English from Towson University. He spent his summers racing 420s at Big Tree Boating in Maine and eventually moved onto schooners where he mixed his passions for cooking and sailing. His professionalism and experience make him a great addition to BCSC. Alex has both his US Sailing Level 1 certification as well as his USCG 25 ton Masters license.