Luxine Smith, Business Manager
Luxine Smith joined TISC in 2014 and was made Program Coordinator in 2015. As Program Coordinator, Luxine over-sees logistics for our programs, liaises with SFUSD schools for the Set Sail Learn program, works with TISC volunteers for our special events, and manages the associated metrics for our database. She has a BSc in Kinesiology (University of Waterloo) and a Postgraduate Diploma in Education (University of Hong Kong). Prior to joining TISC, Luxine worked primarily as a Science Technician in high schools in Hong Kong and New Zealand, where she supported laboratory teaching in physics, chemistry and biology.
Joshua Leihe, Waterfront Director
Joshua started sailing when he was 13. He moved to the SF Bay Area shortly thereafter and has been racing, day sailing, and teaching others to sail ever since. He has been racing International 14s since 2015, most recently sailing the 2018 Worlds in Richmond, CA, and the 2020 Worlds in Perth, Australia. When not out on the water Joshua enjoys hiking, backpacking (he recently completed the 3000 mile long Continental Divide Trail), and paragliding.
Solvig Sayre (pronounced Soul-vay), Youth Program Director
Growing up in Massachusetts, Solvig Sayre learned to windsurf at 3 and the sport has always been the center of her life. She sailed dinghies in her junior sailing program and at school. Solvig was on the US Sailing Team for many years and placed 2nd in the US Olympic trials for the 2012 London Games to race windsurfers (windsurfing is 2 of the 10 olympic sailing medals). Prior to joining TISC, Solvig was the Sailing Director at Texas Corinthian Yacht Club outside of Houston, where she enjoyed helping new sailors discover how powerful they are. Solvig is learning to foil windsurf and is excited to join the Bay Area sailing and windsurfing community. When not on the water, Solvig enjoys learning new things like boxing and dancing.
Lyn Paleo, Program Evaluation & Grants Manager
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.