Full Time Staff

Doug Paine, Executive Director

Luxine Smith, Business Manager

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Luxine Smith holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology as well as a Postgraduate Diploma in Education.  After joining TISC in 2014 as a STEM classroom educator, Luxine moved into the position of Program Coordinator, where she worked for several years.  Since 2021, she has been TISC’s Business Manager.

Pilar Schmidt, Youth Program Director

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Pilar learned how to sail as an adult, instantly hooked the first time she sailed a dinghy, when she got out on the wire on a windy day. She has taught sailing, volunteered, and served on the Executive Committee of the Cal Sailing Club in Berkeley, working to make the sailing community more welcoming. Born and raised in the Bay Area, with a BA in Environmental Analysis, Pilar is passionate about helping people connect with and learn from the Bay as a natural environment.

Gresha Wallace, Administrative & Outreach Coordinator

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Over the past 20+ years, Gresha Wallace has been a critical member of educational leadership teams responsible for curriculum development, staff training, and parent engagement. She earned her Bachelor’s degree in Child Development and Human & Organizational Development from Vanderbilt University. Originally from Panama and bilingual in Spanish/English, Gresha enjoys the outdoors and staying fit. She joined the TISC family three years ago as a parent and volunteer and looks forward to connecting with the community and being of service to others.

Part Time Staff

Rosie Spaulding, Development Director

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Rosie has 20 years experience in the global sports, media and entertainment industry. She has an established reputation for envisioning, building and scaling up global events, venues and projects from start-up phase to execution. In the Bay Area, Rosie has held leadership roles with several major sporting events including Super Bowl 50, Rugby World Cup Sevens and the 34th America’s Cup.
Born and raised in the U.K, Rosie has always had a passion for being in, on and around the water. Having started her career as a marine biologist, her first role in the sports industry was developing the Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy into a world-class performance center, Olympic venue and community hub for sailing and watersports.
Rosie has lived in Northern California for the past 13 years, with the latest addition to the family being their first boat, a Moore 24!

Lyn Paleo, Program Evaluation & Grants Manager

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Lyn Paleo, Dr.PH has over 25 years of experience in program evaluation. Her skill set includes Designing and implementing practical program evaluations that fit the agency’s need; Creating engaging visual data displays; Advanced Excel formula for dashboards and automated reports; Developing and analyzing online surveys; GIS mapping using client data the Census; Participatory and community-based evaluations; and Evaluation capacity-building through coaching and training. For ten years she taught the graduate-level course on evaluation at the School of Public Health, UC Berkeley. She has sailed three-masted square-rigged ships as trainee-crew from NYC to Bermuda and from South America to the Antarctic then to South Africa.

Amanda Scharpf, Database and Analytics Manager

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Amanda has been a Treasure Island resident for the past six years and is involved in many of the local programs the island has to offer. She specializes in systems integrations and data automations to provide insight for organizations to make informed decisions with ease and solid metrics to measure results. Being outdoors and travel are huge parts of her life as well (to balance out all that computer time). While her sailing experience is limited she is eager to learn and develop her skills.

Please join us for a FREE fun family day out on Saturday, April 16 from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm at Treasure Island Sailing Center (TISC). ...

Today is #GivingTuesday!

Please consider supporting TISC. Your support will enable TISC to continue to bring the sport of sailing to a wide and diverse group of young sailors in 2022.
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Tomorrow is #GivingTuesday, the national day of generosity. Please consider supporting TISC and help another generation of young sailings learn to love sailing on the San Francisco Bay! ...

A huge thank you to @plantconstruction for generously volunteering their time to build our new deck!! (More pictures coming soon) ...

Today is #givingtuesday2020! This year has been particularly hard for nonprofits like TISC. Please help us continue to serve our community and get youth out on the water! www.tisailing.org/product/donation/

#siebelsailing #ussailing #tisailing #sumercamp #socialydistantonthewater
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Tomorrow is #givingtuesday2020! The Treasure Island Sailing Center needs your help to continue making sailing more accessible. This year has been particularly challenging for TISC and other small non-profits. Please help us continue to serve our community and get youth out on the water! www.tisailing.org/product/donation/ ...

The docks have been pulled and are safely stowed on shore! Thank you to the small group of dedicated volunteers who helped pull and clean them! A special thank you to the folks from the Treasure Island Yacht Club! #tisailing #docksout2020 #tiyc #socialdistancing #perfectdaytocleansomedocks

📸@yarrcat Thanks Ros!
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Our Virtual Field Trip Ecology of the Bay is a hit! Students complete the lesson with a Nature Journal activity, meet Oliver the Sea Otter ;) #oceanstewards #zoomclasses @11thhourracing @noaasanctuaries ...

Session 3 Week 2! Can’t believe it’s almost over! #summervibes #youthsailing @siebelcoach_chris @ussailing @rssailing ...

Session Two.. that’s a wrap! Sailors have surprised us and themselves this summer. Keep the #fridayvibes rolling! #youthsailing #opti_stuff #opti_tv ...

Basketball!! Fun Day Friday at its best! #sailinggames #fridayvibes ...

Race team had a great day sailing around the cove today!

#tisailing #summercamp #stillmakingithappen #buffup #sailing #maskson
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Scrub a dub Thursday! All clean for the next round of campers. Thanks sailors for keeping it healthy and safe! #stewardship #summercamp2020 #siebelsailors @rssailingna ...

Lasers for the win! Our Teens are loving the opportunity to single-hand and try new boats! @laserperformance ...

Friday Dance Party! Thanks @siebelcoach_chris and @ussailing for the Instagram take over and all the amazing work you are doing with us! Check out US Sailing’s story for more fun videos from this weeks camp! #youthsailing #summercamp ...

Stop, reflect, educate. #communitysailing ...

Week one Summer Camp success!! Happy campers all around. Thanks to all Instructors, Board Members, Parents, Sailors, and Siebel Program for making this possible! #youthvoice #summercamp2020 @siebelcoach_chris @ussailing @opti_nation @notraffy @xoakin @_captainkim @rileytimken @milesraneri @cazziekrome @spraylostatsea ...

Team TISC ready for our first day of Summer Camp on Monday. Couldn’t have asked for a better group of amazing humans. Remember campers to wear your face covering and you will receive a cool TISC Buff!!#summercamp2020 #youthsailing ...

Our staff are preparing for an unusual, yet amazing Summer ! This is how we support one another to provide a healthy and inclusive space for our youth! #summercamp2020 #youthsailing #stafftraining @siebelcoach_chris @sf_dcyf ...

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Mission of the Treasure Island Sailing Center

We create opportunities for people to learn and grow through sailing by providing facilities, sailing instruction, and access to the water for people of all socio-economic backgrounds, abilities and skill levels from novice to Olympian.

Our Vision

  • To provide San Francisco with a first rate community sailing center that provides universal access to and lifelong connections with the Bay.
  • To serve ALL children in our community and to teach them more than sailing.

The Treasure Island Sailing Center is a 501c3 (EIN: 31-1625735) non-profit community sailing organization

698 California Ave Building 112
San Francisco, CA 94130

415.421.2225