Alyce Flanagan

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Instructor, Learn to Sail Alyce Flanagan grew up on her family’s 82-ft schooner on which she sailed all over the globe. She has been teaching sailing in some form or another since she learned to talk. She has a USCG … Read More

Erik Brown

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Instructor, Learn to Sail Erik Brown started sailing on Optis in Connecticut when he was 6 years old and has never looked back. He has a USCG Captain’s license as well as a US Sailing Instructor Certification. Erik has experience … Read More

Alejandro Montañez

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Head Instructor, Learn to Sail Alejandro is our fantastic lead instructor for Learn To Sail. He has been an assistant instructor since 2015, and before that was himself a student in the program. He was a part of the Port … Read More

Taylor Austin

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Head Instructor, Messing About in Boats Messing about in boats goes back to Taylor’s earliest memories of childhood growing up in Central Florida, the land of one thousand lakes. She went to Sea Camp during the summers in the Florida … Read More

Nancy Israel

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School Program Manager Nancy brings to the team her passions for sailing and marine science along with an extensive background in experiential learning programs on the east and west coasts. She holds a degree in Environmental and Marine Science Education, … Read More

Robin Mills

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Program Director Robin began her career in maritime education as an instructor for Outward Bound’s NW Sailing program in 1994. She has worked on sail-training ships in a variety of programs on both the Atlantic and Pacific oceans. In 2003 … Read More

Chrissy McLean

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Associate Program Manager Chrissy has worked as an experiential educator on or near our local waters for over 20 years, and has worked at the Port Townsend Marine Science Center, the North Olympic Salmon Coalition, the WA Dept of Fish … Read More