Director of Operations

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Joel grew up in Annapolis Maryland. His lifelong love for sailing, windsurfing, and power boating was sparked at a young age.  At the age of 14, Joel was invited to do a delivery with his Uncle from Bermuda to Charleston, and immediately fell in love with sailing. He really caught the bug when invited by a friend to join the high school sailing team and teach sailing in the summers. His experience teaching sailing in the summer led Joel to major in Elementary Education. He is excited to serve our community in providing water access to all.

Waterfront and Fundraising Coordinator

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Natasha grew up in  New York City, but spent her summers in Long Island where her love for sailing truly took root. Starting at just 7 years old in an Opti, she progressed over the years racing all classes of boats on local and national teams. Natasha’s passion for sailing extends beyond the water; she’s also a dedicated coach, sharing her knowledge at yacht clubs along both the East and West Coasts. As a proud alumna of the College of Charleston Varsity Sailing Team, Natasha’s creative spirit, nurtured by her Arts Management degree, adds a unique flair to her skills. We’re thrilled to welcome Natasha to our team and community!

2024 Board of Directors

Lee. Casey, President

 

  • Wholesale Insurance Broker with Maritime Program Group in Charleston, SC
  • Graduate from Vanderbilt University
  • Passion for boating and involved in marine industry since 2002
  • Worked in marketing for the Waterway Guide, finance specialist for Essex Credit, then Scott Financial Services
  • Most recently a Southeastern Regional Manager for Sterling Associates

Sarah Schaill Colarusso, Board Member

 

  • Director of Delivery at Aeorflow Healthcare, an Inc, 5000 company
  • Marine industry background: Performance Sailing Coach, Director of Charleston Community Sailing, Yacht Broker at Charleston Yacht Sales
  • Passionate about women’s competitive sailing
  • Married to Jonathan Colarusso, an All American Sailor and Residential and Commercial Builder
  • Reside on James Island with their dogs

Windy Key, Secretary

 

  • Grew up sailing at Columbia Sailing Club and on the SAYRA Circuit
  • Worked with Community Sailing and STEM Education at US Sailing
  • Currently sails lasers and VXOne’s
  • Account manager at Cisco
  • Helen Hanley Memorial Fund Chair for SAYRA

Jason Andrejchak, Treasurer

 

  • Senior Financial Analyst at Hill Tide Partners
  • Member of Charleston Yacht Club
  • Active racer with CORA & C of C
  • Graduate of Emory University with a finance degree
  • Enjoys soccer + doing offshore boat deliveries

Jason Eargle, Board Member

 

  • Founding partner of Hempgrid
  • BS in Financial Management + MBA in Entrepreneurship and Innovation from Clemson
  • Past Chair of the Strategic Partnership Committee of the State Extension Advancement Council for Clemson University and South Carolina State University
  • Advocate for new legislation to legalize and promote industrial hemp production in South Carolina
  • Enjoys boating, golf, fishing and bought his first sailboat in 2023

Ervin Grove, Board Member

 

  • 20 years experience teaching and coaching both youth and adult sailing
  • Experience racing everything from Opti’s to Superyachts
  • CORA Offshore Committee Chair
  • Co-owner of North Sails – Charleston
  • University of Tennessee Alumni

Lauren Mainguy, Board Member

 

  • Grew up in Ft. Lauderdale, FL and on the Eastern shore of Maryland where she first learned to sail, crab, and fish
  • Delivery crew from 2018-2020 and completed a Transatlantic passage in 2019
  • Studied navigation and seamanship at the Royal Yacht Association in the U.K. in 2019
  • Yacht Broker, Dockmaster, and Yacht Club Director on the lower Chesapeake Bay from 2020-2022
  • Joined St. Barts Yachts as a Broker in 2022 representing the Beneteau and Lagoon brands
  • Member of CORA and enjoys volunteering for RC, racing, and introducing new people to the sport

Amanda Taylor, Board Member

 

  • Charleston native
  • Started sailing in high school when Ashley Hall established their first team
  • Clemson graduate – BS in Bio-Engineering
  • 10 years as a Nurse Practitioner with CVS Health
  • Mom to Sydney, Amelia, Woods (fur baby); wife to Marcus

Chip Till, Board Member

 

  • Grew up in Atlanta, Georgia
  • Graduate of Georgia Tech – BS, Mechanical Engineering
  • 24 years of Engineering, Management and Sales experience with Johnson & Johnon
  • 20+ years of J/24 sailing experience including US, Canada, Italy and Japan
  • US J/24 Class President 2017-2018
  • ChYC Rear Commodore 2018
  • Certified US Sailing Race Officer and Judge
  • SAYRA Race Management Chair

Greg Williamson, Board Member

 

 

  • Avid waterman enjoys life on the water – sailing, surfing, fishing & water skiing
  • 25+ years in the marine industry
  • Owner and operator of Ashley Yachts since 2008
  • 100-ton Master license through the USCG with sail and towing endorsement
  • Enjoys both racing and cruising
  • Shares passion for the water with wife Katie and son, Henry