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Qualifications | Experience | References

Summary of Qualifications
  • Over 30 years of power and sailboat experience including 20,000 miles of offshore voyaging.
  • More than eighteen years of successful teaching experience.
  • Recognized as a consistently dedicated, creative, responsible and resourceful professional who shows determination to accomplish goals.


    • USCG License 50 GT. with auxilliary sail since 1983
    • STCW95 - Basic Safety Training: Fire fighting, first aid, survival
    • ASA Certified Instructor - Basic & Coastal Cruising, & Bareboat Charter.
    • US Sailing Certifie4d Small Boat Instructor
    • Ham Radio - General class license since 1983
    • NAUI certified SCUBA Diver
    • BA - WWU Bellingham, WA - 1983
    • Master in Teaching - City University, Bellevue, WA - 1991

Professional experience:

2008 – Commodore Hawaii Women’s Yacht Racing Association. 
2007 – Present- Co-Leader Sea Scout Ship 5200, Waianae Youth Sailing Program.  Helped to initiate and organize this volunteer program for at-risk High School aged youth on the Waianae Coast. 
2006 – Present – Sailing Instructor – Rainbow Bay Marina, Pearl Harbor, HI,  teaching recreational sailing classes for the US  Navy as well as clinics for the Pearl Harbor Yacht Club and Navy JROTC.
April 2006 – Jan. 2008 -  Captain – Island Spirit – 40’ sailing catamaran, owned by Wildside Specialty Tours operating daily dolphin/snorkel tours out of the Waianae Boat Harbor, HI.

Aug. – Sept. 2005 – Hostess/Skipper, Flotilla Lead Boat, Odysseus Yacht Charters, Corfu Greece. Started as crew and worked up to skipper in the Northern and Southern Ionian.
July 2005 – Crew on 52’ Yacht Samadhi II in the Aegean Rally. A 10 day 400 mile race through the Aegean Isands.

2002 –2004 Charter Skipper/Instructor, Anacortes Yacht Charters, Anacortes, WA. Responsible for all aspects of boat handling on Power and Sailboats up to 50ft. Instructed and qualified students to the ASA Bareboat Charter level.
1992 – 2004 Certified Teacher, Fort Stevens Elementary, Yelm, WA. Successfully carried out all of the responsibilities as a primary teacher.
1989 – 1991 Head Sailing Instructor, Mercer Island Parks and Recreation, Mercer Island, WA Responsible for supervision of staff, safety and instruction of students, and maintenance and repair of sailboats.
1985 – 1986 Teacher, Kayangel Elementary School, Republic of Palau, Micronesia. Designed curriculum and developed materials to teach English to Palauan children ages 10 – 14. Also learned how to live off the land on a tropical island.
1984 – 1985 Captain, Pacific Peacemaker Project. Skippered 54’ ketch for a non-profit organization, sailing from Seattle to Micronesia. Responsible for planning, preparation, crew selection and training, and overall operation, including celestial navigation during ten month voyage.
1982 – 1983 First Mate, Yacht “Chenoah” 36’cutter. Responsible for voyage planning, preparation, navigation, radio communication, and watchstanding during 12 month, 12,000 mile voyage from Anacortes to Mexico, French Polynesia, Hawaii and returning to Anacortes.
1975 – 1980 Boatswainsmate/ Port Safety Inspector. U.S. Coast Guard. Port Safety Station Seattle, WA and Port Safety Detachment, Anacortes, WA.


I had a great time learning to sail with Ann. She was very patient and gave me the hands-on practice I needed.
Nancy Maudslein – Student in ASA Basic Keelboat class

Ann is my first choice to instruct our ASA Bareboat Chartering classes because she has a knack in teaching all levels of sailors and building students’ confidence.
Captain Galen Tyler, Director - ASA Sailing School at Anacortes Yacht Charters.

Ann has been an asset to Fort Stevens Elementary for many years. Her honesty and integrity make her a trusted colleague. She has an ability to reach all students. We will miss her.
Andy Wolf, Principal, Fort Stevens Elementary, Yelm, WA

Last year you helped us with the Grand Banks 36, Pure Joy II, out of Anacortes Yacht Charters. We had a great week and knew someday we would return. This summer we purchased an Ericson 38-200. We made four trips in the Northwest this summer; two to the San Juans and two in Puget Sound. If we didn’t have such a positive experience last summer, we would not have been as adventurous this year, so thank you.
Don and Chris Taugher, Westminster, CA Cruise ‘N Learn Students with AYC.

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