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.
Joaquin learned to sail at Lake Merritt in Oakland at the age of 10 and has a passion for the sport ever since. From a young age he began to teach sailing to youth and is now a US Sailing certified keelboat instructor. Previously employed as a sailboat rigger Joaquin now teaches sailing and performs maintenance of the variety of boats at TISC. The bay waters are just as much home for Joaquin as the cities that surround it. Be sure to say hello to this friendly member of the team and you’re guaranteed to get a big smile.