Treasure Island Sailing Center
Board of Directors
Chariman, Carisa Harris Adamson
Carisa was a two time NCAA All-American and National Champion at Tuffs University and fifth place at the 1996 US Olympic Sailing Trials. She previously managed and coached one of the top Youth Programs in the Bay Area. She has a Masters Degrees of Physical Therapy from UC San Francisco and a PhD in Environmental Health Sciences from UC Berkeley. Carisa is currently an Assistant Professor at Samuel Merritt University where she teaches Biomechanics, Kinesiology and Research Methods. Her research is focused on understanding and preventing Occupational Health injuries such as carpal tunnel syndrome. Carisa is one of the founders of TISC and has always been passionate about equal access and opportunity for all who want to sail.
Secretary-Treasurer, Bill Hoehler
Bill Hoehler races a J/105, is a past Commodore of the Tiburon Yacht Club, a past Officer of the Yacht Racing Association of San Francisco, and is Counsel to the Hanson Bridgett law firm in San Francisco. Bill is also a Director and Officer of the St. Francis Sailing Foundation. He is one of the founders of TISC.
In college, Rolf was a 2-time captain of the Stanford sailing team, and also served as the Vice President of the Pacific Coast Intercollegiate Yacht Racing Association (now the PCCSC). He was one of the founding members of the local Vanguard 15 dinghy fleet, which has been based at TISC since 2000, and he now competes actively in the San Francisco J/105 fleet. He is currently the Chief Technical Officer of DigiPowers, Inc., a provider of marketing and technology development services to ecommerce companies.
Chris is a life-long mariner hailing from the East Coast. Chris has sailed in San Francisco since 1996 with many fleet, but most notable; 11 Meters, 505’s, J/24’s, and Knar’s. Chris’s pinnacle of success was on the winning J/120 at Key West Race Week in 2004. Chris has been with TISC since 1999 and is also a St Francis Yacht Club Member since 2003. When not on the water, Chris works as an advanced planner and financial professional at Mass Mutual. He helps business owners and individuals in the areas of wealth management, asset protection, retirement planning, tax strategies, long-term care, and disability insurance.
Dave raced Highlanders, 470s, Lightnings and Snipes in the Midwest and East Coast where he also taught racing, rules and tactics at sailing clubs, Y’s and community boating centers. After Snipes and before rebuilding a ’78 vintage J/24 to race in Marblehead, Dave coached age-group soccer and was a junior high advisor and mission trip chaperone for church youth groups. He and his wife moved to California in 2003 to sail on San Francisco Bay and help raise two grandsons. He retired from hi-tech sales and marketing in 2012 to join the TISC Board of Directors where he was active in capturing the history of TISC and worked to preserve public access to Clipper Cove. In 2017 he and his wife moved to Bristol Harbor, RI, to help raise two more grandsons and race lasers in the winter, J/24’s in the summer.
Bill grew up sailing Sabots, Finn, Lightnings and Star Class boats in San Diego. Crewing for Don Trask in the Star Class the two won the North American Championships in 1966 and were 3rd in the world championships in 1967. They also placed third in the Star Class US Olympic Trials in 1968. After graduating from San Diego State University, he moved to the bay area where he was Executive VP for Performance Sailcraft Corp, manufacturer of the Laser Class dinghy and the J-24 class sailboats. Bill served as President of the St. Francis Sailing Foundation, has served on the St Francis Yacht Club Board of Directors, was chair of the Executive Race Committee, and race chairman for numerous major regattas including the Star Class world championships in San Francisco in 1992. In 1982 Bill founded and is currently owner and CEO of Kreysler & Associates Inc., a composite manufacturing firm in Napa CA pioneering the use of composite materials in the commercial construction industry. He has served as President of the American Composites Manufacturers Association, founded the Digital Fabrication Alliance, and is a fellow of the Facade Tectonics Institute as well as past chair of the Napa Valley Workforce Investment Board.